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Learn how-to create a faux tile background with Peg from Peg's Crafting Corner and then use this technique to make a card.


  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 2
    Step 1

    Begin with a 5" x 5" square piece of white cardstock.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 3
    Step 2

    Using a scoring board score the cardstock at 1" intervals. Rotate and score it again.

  • Step 3

    This technique adds dimension to the backgrounds of your stamped images with a crisp, clean look of the scored lines. It's easy to do and the ends results are beautiful.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 4
    Step 4

    You will have a piece that looks like this and is evenly divided into 5 smaller squares across the top and from top to bottom.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, using a light brown ink to give the piece an antiqued look. Add ink onto a craft mat and use the blending tool to pick up the ink by moving it in a circular motion. Slowly move the tool onto the paper making sure to move inward from the edges. Don't press hard because you do not want ink to get into the scored grooves. Pick up ink as you need moving back onto the paper using the circular motion.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stamp your design repeatedly onto the cardstock making sure to use a light pressure so you don't press ink into the score lines.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is what the project should be looking like at this point.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue to stamp different elements to add to the design using different inks to add color. Be sure to stamp some elements off the page to add to the look.

  • How to make a papercraft. Creating A Faux Tile Background For Cards - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finish off the design by filling in any open areas with a smaller stamp.

  • Step 10

    You now how the perfect background for your next card.

    Let's see what you can do using this great technique!

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