I thought of this set as soon as I read the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast today...a technique that I used to do alot, several years ago...so I hopped right back to that technique and it's alot easier than it looks. Hence, here's a tutorial with my hints along the way. . First you want to raid your scrap pile. If you want to make tile, cut them on a cutter, use a punch, freehand cut (like I did) or tear. Such a great way to use up ALL your scraps! . ***I use 2 sided carpet tape, that I use a great deal of, when I am card-making. Unless you're very lucky, you cannot usually remove a piece once you tape it. It's about an inch and a half wide, and you first stick it on your piece to glue on, and then peel the remaining backing off. It is a dollar at a dollar store for 47 feet, and if you can't find an easy method to peel the backing off, grab your Tupperware orange peeler and it'll flip it up for you. I would not recommend this wonder-tape for scrapbooking, as I am not sure of it's acidity.*** . Stretch out a piece about 6 inches long to a lightweight sheet of paper. I used one width, but if you want wider, lay the tape lengths out, side by side with no gaps, so that you can peel up the tops without messing up the adjoining edges when you peel them. . Peel the top/tops off. . Put your little pieces all over the tape, leaving spaces between for the embosing powder to stick to (like the cement between bricks). . **Here is where I invented tools to help pick up those itty bitty pieces. Use your 2-Way glue on the end of a crochet hook, stylus or a pencil-end eraser. Let it dry for a few minutes and then you can pick up pieces and put them where you want them on the sticky stuff. So easy now!** . Fill in your area and then cover the in-between spaces with your embossing powder. Heat. Check after it has cooled for any spots you may have missed and re-heat those areas. It is easy to do, since you have so many edges to keep track of. Now cut down the mosaic to size and use on your card. . Let me know if you tried this! . On my card I used Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Brocade Blue, Soft Sky, Almost Ametyst, and Not Quite Navy, White cardstock. Copper embossing powder. A touch of Pearl-Ex (over the tiles) and a the "Alligator" Cuttlebug embossing folder, and Nestabilities Ovals and Scallops, Watercolor Crayons.
I am an Apostolic Pentecostal gal who is grateful for God's presence in my life. Married over 25 years, my husband Mark and I have 4 daughters (3 grown and one at home). I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and am soon to be the bookkeeper for my husband's business.
This is an addition to my blog that will allow you to view and order card kits from my past stamp camps and classes. Start at the earliest post (Click here!) to read the details. More details will be added in when I figure out what, when & where I need to put them. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to accommodate you and the Kits page as soon as possible. To go there now, just click on this Stamp Camp Card Kits Page