My hubby and his sons share an interest in wine so when we needed a birthday card for son #1 recently I thought some "trattoria tiles" might do the trick. The inchies are cut from scrap mountboard with a Cuttlebug die and stamped while pushed up close together and then inked around the edges and slightly separated when sticking them down. Inking the edges just gives them a bit more depth, I think.
Try asking at your local framing shop for offcuts of mountboard - they'll often give it to you free or very cheaply. Most mountboard is white on the back so it doesn't matter what colour the front is if you want a white surface to work with, just flip it over.
Two step stamping is fun and it makes for a very quick card - no colouring or shading to do! I stamp a positioning sheet on vellum and keep it in the case with the set so I don't even need to do that step each time I use the stamps.
Gorgeous Grapevine (Stampin Up!)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Raisin, Currant, Lettuce and Pesto)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Cuttlebug die - square
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria)
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