This is a delft tile technique. I stamped with SU Ballet Blue onto a 5x3 3/4" piece of GKD Pure Luxury 120# CS, after I gridded the paper at 1 5/8" and 1 1/4" on my Scor-buddy. I did the scoring so I would have a built-in sort of grout line. I then used a sponge dauber to apply more ink to the edges of each tile, going right over the score lines. Then I applied Versamark to the whole sheet and wet embossed with Inkadinkadoo clear EP, and heated it with my heat tool. I did this 3 times. I carefully cut off the score lines off with scissors, and re-inked the edges with more Ballet Blue. I used foam tape to pop the "tiles" off the background. Take your time, and be gentle. Don't press anything down until it's perfect, or there'll be trouble! I layered the background onto black cs, and then onto the white card body.
It definitely looks a lot easier than it actually was. I didn't want to add any ribbons or bling, because I didn't want to hide any of the tiles."
It really does look like painted porcelain doesn't it? I wouldn't want to cover it up either! :)
Hopefully Richard will make more appearances on my blog, but next week we have brand new stamps coming out..and a new guest designer! I really appreciate the beautiful designs Richard has done this month and I'm sure you do, too! Lets have more candy, shall we? Please sign up to follow Richard's blog and then leave a comment here you did so for a chance to win a free stamp set from me! He is so darned talented and reading his posts are like sitting down with him and a cuppa, he deserves to have a big crowd following! If you are already a follower if his, let me know you can enter, too of course! I'll post the winner on Sunday night along with THE RESULTS from the state meet! Good luck!
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