Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank You Note Card (Faux Tile #2)

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be hosting this week's StampTV Challenge! Another huge thanks 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 awesome background you can create on your project! Come play with us for a chance to win a fabulous 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!

As I mentioned in my last post, several weeks ago my sister shared a link for a "faux tile" tutorial using Avery labels. 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.

This is the second project sample I created for my StampTV background challenge while playing with the new Flowers & Frames StampTV kit! I used the pointed-petal flower stamps (small stamped inside large) along with the dandelion and leaf sprig stamps from the Frame & Flowers 1 stamp set for this background, in shades of blue, orange, deep pink and green, randomly stamped on the label sheet. The sentiment is from the Frame & Flowers 2 stamp set, cut and layered with classic oval and scalloped oval dies.

Same as before, 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 tiny staples. I used some natural twine looped under the sentiment oval 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 Tangelo Twist (#133646), SU Tangerine Tango (#126946), SU Soft Sky (#131181), SU Marina Mist (#126962), SU Rose Red (126954), SU Old Olive (#126953), SU Pear Pizzazz (#131180) 
  • Dies: SB Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies
  • Accessories: #5418 Avery labels, SU Window Sheet (#114323), Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine

I hope you're inspired to play in my 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! How cool is that?! And remember, it's free to join StampTV! Hope to see you there! :)


  1. Great Challenge! Beautiful Card! LOVE your amazing background/Card! :) Have A Wonderful Day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. This is so pretty and I love the flower background! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  3. Now that's an interesting technique it's a really great effect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  4. Lovely card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. Wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. Hi Leslie,

    What a fun technique!! I don't think I would have thought to use label stickers for this effect. Thanks for the inspiration!


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

  8. So pretty!! Thanks for playing along at ATSM!!

  9. Another fab design .... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
    Good luck x


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