Thursday, February 18, 2021

Masculine Mosaic - Stampin' Up! Today's Tiles

   Another icy morning here in central Virginia.  It's perfect for staying in and stamping and blogging.  Dinner is already in the crock pot so I should have hours and hours right?  Probably not but it's nice to dream.  I was able to get a card made yesterday afternoon after seeing the Freshly Made Sketches challenge which actually took a bit of work for some reason.  I pulled out several different sets and nothing was really clicking.  I finally decided that I needed to get a masculine birthday card made for a family member and pulled out the Well Suited DSP for some more inspiration.  Finally I hit on the Today's Tiles set which I hadn't used in a bit and paired it with colors inspired by the Well Suited DSP.

  I mixed and matched Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Cajun Craze for a variety of combinations for the tiles.  As I've said in the past I actually have 2 copies of this set.  After using it the first time I was happy with the results but not happy with the kind of limited use of having the tile pattern all connected in one larger stamp.  It made it really hard to stamp the inside of the cards as well as envelopes and I found that if I goofed on the alignment of the fill color it was quite a bit of wasted cardstock.  So I ordered a second set and cut it apart and now can use each tile individually.  And I've found using the cut apart stamps that I can use my one inch wide scraps of Whisper White as they are the perfect size for the tiles.

  I mounted the trimmed squares on a strip of Whisper White so I could align them and then mounted them across the card front.

  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is stamped in Night of Navy on the popped up panel.

  And for full disclosure if this card inspires you to make your own version, the 4 tiles across are not quite big enough for a full A2 size card (5.5" x 4.25") so I trimmed the card base down so I wouldn't have any partial tiles so the card is slightly smaller than my usual size.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Today's Tiles, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Night of Navy 

Accessories: dimensionals


  1. Your persistence paid off! I love this fabulous masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. These tiles are perfect for the sketch! Wonderful card. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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