by Julie Warner
Score lines into your cardstock before stamping patterns over it for a tile look.
- Scor-It!™ or other scoring tool
- Stamps (Sparkle N Sprinkle used here)
- Light grey marker (Tombow used here)
- Scrap paper for masking
Cut card stock to 5" x 3 3/4". Using your scoring board, score the 5" side 1 5/8" in from each side (this will leave 1 3/4" for the center column). Turn 90 degrees and score the 3 3/4" side 1 1/4" in from each side.
Turn your scored card stock so that the backside, or side with indented score lines, is face up.
Stamp your image. Large background images work best. Smaller images will also work, but care must be taken not to press too hard into the scored indentations.
Cut an inside corner out of the scrap paper. Place the mask over the scored lines. Ink the sponge with the same or slightly lighter ink. Lightly sponge just inside the scored line covered by the mask. Move the mask as you go, sponging all sides of the “tiles”. The out side edges may be sponged, if desired.
To further enhance the tiles, use the light grey marker to outline the scored indentations or faux grout lines.
Two different background shown here.
Use the tiles as a focal image.
Alternately, use the tiles as a background on a card.
Try making the tiles smaller for a different look.