Terracotta Tile with Today's Tiles and Soar Confidently
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 43rd 2020/2021 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
The more filled in tile stamp was attached to my Stamparatus - so love this positioning tool. It was inked with Petal Pink Classic Stampin' ink and then Calypso Coral ink was added randomly in patches with a Sponge Dauber. A second stamping was required to give it good coverage. The Stamparatus Plate was moved 2 steps down, reinked and re-stamped. The second tile stamp adds to the design by adding highlights. This stamp was laid over the stamped tiles and positioned so that it would stamp over white sections. As the stamps are photopolymer it was easy to see through the stamp to position it correctly. The stamp was inked with Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin' ink and stamped over both sets of tiles. I love the effect of the mottled tile background.
The stamped tiles were trimmed down the edges of the set of 8 tiles. Each set of tiles were mounted on Basic White card-stock leaving a boarder about the same as the gap between the tiles (representing mortar between tiles). It was then mounded on Calypso Coral card-stock leaving a fine boarder and then onto Petal Pink card-stock with a wider mount. One mounted set of tiles was adhered directly to the exposed card inner on the top half. The other set of mounted tiles had the Petal Pink and calypso Coral boarders trimmed of on one of the long sides. The trimmed edge was adhered at the cut edge of the remaining card front.
Given the style of card the card inner doesn't need further decoration as the top section of tiles is seen, however, I added a small strip of Petal Pink card-stock at the bottom.
I recently saw a Jennifer Mc Quire uTube where she talked about creating different shaped cards, that is different from the usual rectangular cards. My take on this technique was to use the balloons from the Sour Confidently stamp set to extend past the cut down card base.
A Thick Basic White card base was cut down using a curvy die for the Happy die set. The curves in this die are reminiscent of clouds. The card front and card back were die cut separately to give a perception of more clouds. Two additional pieces of card-stock were also cut so they could be layered to indicate numerous clouds at the front. Each of the pieces were coloured using a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue classic Stampin' ink. The blue was added at the base so the top of the clouds were white and fluffy.
The large balloon and the smaller one from the stamp set were stamped in Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin' ink. The balloons were coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and touches of Soft Suede. The balloons were fussy cut as there were no coordinating dies. To give both extra dimension and strength they were adhered to another piece of Basic White card-stock and fussy cut again. This also neatened the back of them so the Blends ink that seeps through the card-stock could not be seen from the back.
A small cloud was die cut to fill an area that looked a bit sparse. To add some extra interest a little water was flicked over the "clouds" and then some Balmy Blue ink was splattered using a Stampin' Write Marker.
The larger balloons were positioned and the top one adhered at the basket with the balloon popped up on a couple of Dimensionals. The other large ballon was adhered directly to the back inner of the card, with most of the balloon hanging off the top edge of the clouds - flying freely in its own sky.
I love the sentiment in the stamp set "Soar confidently in you own sky". I tried stamping it in Terracotta Tile and then Soft Suede. Neither seemed quite right, so I decided to ink the sentiment with both colours using the Stampin' Write Markers and a huff. The sentiment was then fussy cut and adhered directly to the clouds. The card was finished with some white Elegant Faceted Gems - I'm so glad they are carrying over - they are often just the right bit of sparkle!
Again, the card inner didn't need further decoration. But ... I couldn't help myself and added some blue sky, another layer of clouds near the bottom and I couldn't waste the smaller elongated balloon (I can't remember the special name of this shape of flying device). The C6 Basic White envelope was also stamped with some balloons in Terracotta Tile ink.
I really like this different style of card and will try it again with different images. The more I use Terracotta Tile, the more I like it - but now it is time to say goodby.
Thank you for visiting. I really enjoyed creating these cards to share.