Thursday, June 21

Technique Thursday - Reverse Grid AKA Faux Tile

Trimmer with Scoring blade
Dye Ink (contrast with background)
Dye Ink for Stamp

  1. Working on the long side of the cardstock, align the edge of the cardstock with the 1/2" mark. Score marks can be made at 1" or 3/4" intervals if desired.
  2. Move the paper over so that the scored line is aligned with the 1/2" mark and score cardstock again.
  3. Continue scoring the cardstock at 1/2" intervals.
  4. Turn cardstock to work on the short side. Make 1/2" scores along the length of the cardstock.
  5. Turn cardstock over so the raised score lines are face-down.
  6. Stamp image on the raised tile side of the cardstock. Mat and embellish a desired.
This is the tile portion of the card. I used Cool Caribbean for the card, Cranberry Crisp for the middle layer and Very Vanilla for the top layer. I used Cool Caribbean ink on Floral Background on the Very Vanilla.
I then added cranberry ribbon, stamped Heartfelt Thanks in Cool Caribbean and 2-step stamped with Cranberry Crisp on Very Vanilla, layered on Cranberry Crisp, tied the ribbon and WAHLAH!
Give it a try! If you want email your card to me at with the subject of REVERSED GRID and I will post your card for all to see! :o)

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