Hi everyone!

Here is a new stamp set and a fun technique for you today.  This idea came from my friend Michele from Iowa – she was my very first convention roommate – and we have been friends and roommates ever since.  This year at Leadership we were roommates and everyone that attended Leadership received this sneak peek stamp set from the new catalog – it is called Everything Eleanor.  Michele was also the lucky winner of one of the Simply Scored Diagonal plates during Leadership – the rest of us were so jealous!  Since we didn’t get to play with the Diagonal plate back in January I asked Michele to play for us and send us an idea.  Well this was the idea she came up with – a faux tile technique.  I have been saving it because the stamp set was coming in the new catalog and now I can share it.  We actually made this card at my stamp club last Friday night and it is slightly different from the one the Michele sent me.


I decided to use the new Midnight Muse ink pad (Michele had used black which was really nice on this card) so I could show case not only a new color but the new Firm Foam ink pad.  They stamp so nicely – I find that I don’t want to use any of my old colors, because I’d have to use my old ink pads.  It looks like there will be an order for the new pads in my future…..

Anyhow for the faux tile technique – first take the card stock and put it on the Diagonal Plate on the Simply Scored board and score diagonally in both directions every 1/2″.  After the piece has been scored then stamp the image – the ink won’t go into the scored indentations so it ends up looking like tile.

The colors are Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Midnight Muse.  I stamped and cut out both the large and medium sized flowers and layered them on top of each other.  Also the Baja Breeze piece is embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  And to finish there is a piece of the Baja Breeze Seam Binding and an Antique Brad.

I hope you like it and thanks so much to Michele for the idea!