Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tile card tutorial - Jan Stampin Up Kit 2

I saw this idea a while back and absolutely loved it and when the Stampin Up's Spring mini came out with the First Edition Paper I knew I would have to be doing this as one of my card kits. I put together a step by step tutorial to make the instruction simple to follow.

Basic Black 8.5 X11 Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
First Edition Patterned paper
Basic Black Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Because I care Host Set Level 1
Black Lace

Step 1. Start with a piece of Basic Black card stock folded to 5.5" X 4.25"
2. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 5" X 3.75" and ink the edges with basic black ink. At the bottom I stamped the thank you from Because I Care (Host set) and embossed it with black embossing powder. Then mounted the Very vanilla a little off centered on to the basic black.
3. Next I stamped the flower from Because I Care on to a 3.5" X 3.25"  piece of first edition paper and then again embossed it in black.
4. Next I cut the Img into 1/2" strips.

5. Now comes the tricky part when you cut the 1st strip you are going to cut a 1/2", 1.5", 2.5" for the next strip your going to cut it at 1", 2", and 3".  For strip 3, 5 and 7 you will cut like the 1st strip and for  strips 4 & 6  you want to cut them like the 2nd strip. This will give you that "brick" look.

6. Next you want to attach your "bricks" to your card I like to lay them out before gluing them down to play with positioning and which ones to keep and which ones to leave off.
7. Add a piece of lace around the card and tie a bow, and your card is complete!