Delft Tile

by Julie Warner

Score lines into your cardstock before stamping patterns over it for a tile look.


  • Scor-It!™ or other scoring tool
  • Cardstock
  • Ink
  • Stamps (Sparkle N Sprinkle used here)
  • Sponge
  • Light grey marker (Tombow used here)
  • Scrap paper for masking


  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    Turn your scored card stock so that the backside, or side with indented score lines, is face up.

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    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.

  5. Step 5

    To further enhance the tiles, use the light grey marker to outline the scored indentations or faux grout lines.

  6. Two different background shown here.

  7. Step 6

    Use the tiles as a focal image.

  8. Alternately, use the tiles as a background on a card.



    Other Sizes
    Try making the tiles smaller for a different look.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Delft Tile. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I love the tutorials and would love to view the associated galleries but when I click on the gallery, I am told I do not have access. Why is that and how can I view the galleries?
Joyce Brunsting  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 5:33 AM
Hi Joyce - you do need to be logged in to see the tutorial galleries. If you need your username and password please email [email protected] smile
lydia  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 5:38 AM
Great tutorial Julie - and I must say, it's great to put a picture of your face to your name, after all these years. TFS - loving those video tutorials.
Wanda M.  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 5:51 AM
WOW... this is an awesome technique!!! Totally going to use this one!!! Your cards are beautiful!
Colleen  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:08 AM
WOW! Julie your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!. I know exactly what I will be doing when I get home. My sister and Mother will adore a DELFT card! Thank you so much for the info.
KONNIE  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
Thanks for sharing this technique. I really like it and am going to give it a try!!
KR  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:21 AM
Awesome. I am so going to try this over the weekend. I hope.
Stephanie Hahn  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:33 AM
Superbe! Bravo! Bises. Nadine
lamanuelle  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:42 AM
I love delft. This card is absolutely a must do.
Francoise Valois  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:47 AM
Would you happen to have the name of the stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle that you used for the delf card?
Francoise Valois  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 6:54 AM
Hi Francoise!

The floral background stamp is called: Brocade Background #3125-398R. I hope this helps and thanks for asking!
Julie - justwritedesigns  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 7:06 AM
Love this, Is there a book out that we could get for your tutorals? that would take us step by step....I'm not too good at remembering.
Thank you. Patti
Patricia Foco (Patti)  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 7:24 AM

You don't have to remember all the steps. The tutorial will stay like all our tutorials in our resource section Just come back and type in what you are looking for in the search bar on the left hand side and you will find the tutorial again.
beate  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM
WOW, that was beautiful, thank you so much.
julie gilbert  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 8:02 AM
Love this technique! so interesting and would definitely give this a go!What color was your ink?
Marcia  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM
Clear instructions. Thanks so much, Julie. I love the look!
Cathy Warhank  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 8:29 AM
Very pretty and creative. Thank you for sharing.
Norma Jean Rahn  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 8:56 AM
Hi Marcia!

On the actual sample, I used the 2 darkest blues of the Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze pad. It also worked well using the Brilliance Mediterranean Blue, but it had to be well inked.

Hope this helps!
Julie - justwritedesigns  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM
This technique makes a gorgeous card, thanks so much for tutorial.
Sarah  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM
Love this card. I am going to try it today. Thanks for sharing
Edie  |  Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 9:22 AM

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