Technique Lover's Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers came to the rescue - thank you Holly!!!
This week's technique was faux tile. You stamp your image, then cut it up into squares, cover the squares in VersaMark, sprinkle UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) over the squares and heat emboss each "tile". In hindsight, I think I would try embossing first and then cutting the image up into squares as those darn little pieces tend to fly away when you are embossing them - that is until I got smart and held a corner down with my paper piercer - what can I say, it wasn't my most brilliant moment LOL!
The finished product has a dimpled surface that really does look like a tile. The tricky part was the assembly. I had a heck of a time trying to line the tiles up evenly and as you can tell, I had better not take up a tiling as a profession any time soon LOL!
I paired this week's sketch with an old Color Q challenge - just love those colours together - and pulled out one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets which I will never part with as tulips are my favorite flower. I can't wait for my tulips to start budding in the garden. - happy sigh....but I have a ways to go yet so this card will be a good compromise until then :)
The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.
In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog. We'd love to see your card featured, so come and join us this week :)
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!