Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Hey, Hey, Hey Stampers!  I am here today to share with you a technique that I discovered by accident.  Today my video and tutorial are featured over on the Split Coast Stampers site!  

I got the idea for this card while taking part in a challenge and designing my card for that challenge. My idea involved weaving strips of paper to form a background. This is the card I made for the challenge:

So while I was making this I thought it would look really cool with plain card stock and if I could make it shiny to look like a tile backsplash… this is the card I came up with using ¼ inch strips of card stock:


And here is the card I made today for the video tutorial using ½ inch strips of card stock:


 Here is a printed tutorial and there is a link to the video tutorial at the bottom of this post. 

Supplies Needed:

½ inch strips of cardstock in color of your choice

Card Base:  8 ½ x 5 ½ scored 4 ¼

Mat Layer:  4 x 5 ¼

Card Liner:  4 x 5 ¼

Layering Circles Dies

Black, Blue, and White cardstock to cut circles

Sailing Home Stamp Set

Memento Black Ink

Stampin Blends (or other alcohol-based marker)

Bone Folder

Adhesives (Tombow, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals)

Die Cutting Machine

Silicone Mat

Versamark ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Heat Tool




1.      Fold card base on the score line and burnish flat with bone folder.

2.      Add white card liner to the inside of the card using Tombow adhesive.

3.      Add sticky strip (score tape) to the perimeter of mat layer and burnish with bone folder. 

4.      Remove the paper backing off the top strip only.

5.      Add black strips of card stock across the panel – make sure you keep them tight together.

6.      Use a bone folder to burnish the tops of the strips into the sticky strip.

7.      Now use the blue strips to weave every alternate strip.(over, under, over, under etc) When done push all the way to the top as tightly as possible

8.      For the next blue strip weave opposite- under, over, under, over.  (the opposite pattern of the first row) When done, again push strip all the way to the top as tightly as possible.

9.      Continue in this manner until the whole panel is woven.

10.    Next, remove the paper backing on the side piece of sticky strip and press down and burnish.

11.    Repeat on the opposite side.

12.    Repeat on the bottom end.

13.    Now…you will notice every alternate row is not attached at the sides or bottom. Lift up slightly….add a drop of Tombow adhesive and press and hold in place.  Repeat around until all the little flaps are secured down.

14.    Take to your paper trimmer and trim off the excess.

15.    Lay on a silicone mat and press the versa mark ink pad to the top of the “tiles” repeatedly until fully covered.  Add clear embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat set with a heat tool

16.    Repeat step 15

17.    Now you should have a gorgeous super shiny tile background layer!  Add Tombow adhesive generously to the backside and add to the card front.  Hold in place pressing gently but firmly until adhesive is dry and bonded to the card base.  ( this is a heavy and thick layer so we want to make sure it is well adhered)

18.    Now our card is ready for decorating. For this card, I decided to go with a masculine theme.  I also decided to go with no greeting so I could use this card for whatever occasion I needed.  I cut the circles using the layering circles dies.

19.    Stamp the sailboat and the birds in Memento Black ink

20.    Color the images with the alcohol markers

21.    Adhere the greeting layers together with Tombow and add to card front using lots of dimensional (want to make sure it stays stuck to the shiny embossed card front)


1 comment:

Brenda said...

This is a really nice technique. Thanks for sharing, Shel.