Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shopping our Stash #195 - No Foolin'!


Since tomorrow is April Fools' Day, the crew at Shopping our Stash are celebrating with faux techniques - there are so many out there! I dithered for a bit and finally settled on the Faux Tile technique. Rather than using Glossy Accents I used three layers of UTEE on each 'tile' piece, which made for a labour intensive process but LOOOOOK:


Supplies: unknown poppy stamp set; Memento Tuxedo Black & Gray Flannel ink; Spectrum Noir markers; unknown stencil; Spiced Marmalade ink; Versamark & clear UTEE; buttons from stash


My panel began as just white card stock, and I did all the stamping and colouring before I stenciled the orange pattern. It measured 4"x4", so it was easy to cut into 1" pieces for the tile effect. After the triple embossing (so messy but so worth it) I used foam tape to assemble the pieces on some dark aqua cardstock. The button frame I'd sewn about a month ago for a card that didn't go in that direction, but it worked perfectly here. And yes, this card is HEAVY. 

The team has used a huge variety of faux techniques - check it out!


And you have until Monday,April 6th to come play!
xoxo,
Jessi


15 comments:

Chris D. said...

This amazing card must weigh at least 40 pounds! Those tiles are soooo cool and I love the stamped image with the stencil combo. They really look like itty bitty tiles! Loving the button frame around them!

Leslie Hanna said...

Looooooove this! So. Much. Work. but totally worth it.

CG said...

So gorgeous! Really like how you've overlapped the buttons, cool technique. Definitely worth the work! Best, CG

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is stunning love all the vibrant colors and the button frame sure completes the card .

*Vicki* said...

Wholely moley girl!! This is amazing!! I love your faux porcelain tile tech here!! Beautiful job and with all of those buttons and colors this looks so cool!

Chana said...

Absolutely fabulous! You could not convince me that this is not real tile! Using the UTEE was a wonderful choice! Love it!
Hugz,
Chana

~amy~ said...

You are amazing and have so much patience...the end result is well worth the time, this is WOW

Donna said...

WOW
I don't really know what else to say after that
WOW
So very pretty, you are so uber patient and the result is freakin gor-geeeeeeee-ous!

Chana said...

Hey Jessi, you are featured on our Facebook Page as our Designer of The Day! www.facebook.com/avenue613!
Hugz,
Chana

Lindsey said...

You rocked this technique! Looks so good. What a beautiful card! And definitely made for hand delivery. ;)

Carol L said...

GASP! THUD!! OMGAWD this is phenomenal Jessi! WOW, I absolutely LOVE this card!!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Wowsers this is awesome. congrats on being Designer of the Day!!

lauren bergold said...

ok, don't even worry about the weight... just slap this beauty into a frame and call it a gift, b/c that is SURELY what the lucky recipient will do! YOWZA! what a beautiful & amazing creation!!! ♥♥♥

Dana said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! So fabulous that you did all those tiles!!! Its just gorgeous!!! LOVE it!!

Greta said...

Worth the effort--gorgeous!