Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank You Note Card (Faux Tile #1)

** 6/15/15 Design Team Favorite at Loves Rubberstamps! **

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be hosting this week's StampTV Challenge! Thanks so much to Karen Hightower for inviting me to play again! My challenge theme this week is Own Your Background so let's see what kind of fabulous background you can create on your project! Come play with us for a chance to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K Designs goodies! If you aren't a member of StampTV, come on over and join - it's free and loads of fun!

Several weeks ago my sister shared a link for a "faux tile" tutorial using Avery labels. Well, you know me... I see something that looks like fun and I don't rest until I've made one! Or in this case, two! LOL! You really don't need a tutorial for this - it's super easy. The label sheets are already a workable size although you could cut them down if you wanted to.

I've been playing with the new Flowers & Frames StampTV kit! I used the large two-step rose and triple leaf stamps from the Frame & Flowers 2 stamp set for this background, in shades of teal and green, randomly stamped on the label sheet. The sentiment is from the Frame & Flowers 1 stamp set, cut and layered with Stitched Circle Layer dies.

When stamping is complete, working from one of the corners, gently peel the white label sheet from the backing, making sure all the labels remain intact. Trim the edges and layer, affix to a card base and embellish as desired. The tutorial does not suggest this, but I used a clear window sheet over top of my labels and attached it with brads in all four corners. I used some natural twine looped under the sentiment circle which I affixed with large 3-D foam squares.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Fresh Asparagus
  • Stamps: GKD Frame & Flowers 1 and 2 stamp sets
  • Ink: SU Lost Lagoon (#133644), SU Coastal Cabana (#131175), SU Old Olive (#126953), SU Pear Pizzazz (#131180) 
  • Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
  • Accessories: #5418 Avery labels, SU Window Sheet #114323), teal brads, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in my make-your-own-background challenge this week over at StampTV! Any stamps, inks and embellishments can be used, but if you use GKD stamps exclusively, you play for a chance to win a grab bag of GKD goodies! Oh, so much fun! And remember, it's free to join StampTV! Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for a second faux tile project with more stamps from the Flowers & Frames StampTV kit that I'm posting separately! :)


  1. OMGOSH! Another BEAUTIFUL Card!!! LOVE it! So Pretty! :) Have A Wonderful Day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. LOVE this! What a gorgeous card. Just stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Loves Rubberstamps. We're so glad you did! Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  3. Geesh! This is stunning! Love the beautiful floral print and the stamped sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps this time around!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  4. Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the layout! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  5. Gorgeous cards, I was wondering how you did the faux tile. Ingeneous and very creative, thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Gorgeous card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. Your faux tile background is stunning! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  8. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  9. WOW! This is stunning ..... I love the tile effect. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx


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