Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rainbow Tiles - Distress Ink & Stains!

Hey there everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful day's a bit dreary here in IN...cloudy, a bit of fog and a little drizzle.   I don't know if it's as a result of the weather or not but I'm feeling even more crafty than usual today.  I am trying to come up with some fun Father's Day projects to share with you cause you know ~ those guys are so hard to make/buy things for!  Hopefully it will be a very fruitful day and I can share lots of fun things with you next week to make for that special guy in your life :)

I thought I'd share another project with you using some of my new Stampers Best stamps paired with Distress Inks and Stains! 


Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans & Dusty Concord) - Ranger
Distress Stains (same colors as above) - Ranger
Black Embossing Ink - Ranger
Black Embossing Powder - Ranger
Summer Tiles - Stampers Best
Cardstock - DCWV


1. Stamp and emboss a row of 4 tiles tilted on a corner so they are similar to diamonds connected at their points.  

2. Begin on one end and dab a bit of Fired Brick Distress Stain covering about half of the first tile.  Next, dab on a bit of Wild Honey overlapping a bit of the Fired Brick and carrying over to half of the next tile.  Continue overlapping and adding more ink until you've colored all of the tiles in a rainbow fashion.  Let these tiles dry completely.

3. Cut the tiles out and mat with black cardstock.

4. Adhere these tiles to a white cardstock panel. 

5. Stamp the cardstock surrounding the embossed & stained tiles with matching Distress Ink Colors.  To add interest I stamped each of the tiles multiple times with different colors of ink each time.  It really adds faux texture to the overall feel of the piece. 

6. Mount on your card base and add a bit of ribbon for a nice accent.

and here you go....

Rainbow of Summer 2

here is a close up of the tiled section...

Rainbow of Summer 1

You don't have to use this technique with just squares.  You could use virtually any image that you really wanted to duplicate.  Think of the Grateful Dead Bears....  Then surround the main, embossed & stained images with plain stamped images.  Really makes a great finished card with quite a colorful impact.

I'll be back later this afternoon with the winners of a couple of give-a-ways so be sure to check back then!


  1. So Pretty! Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. I love this stamp set! Love your card today too Roni!! Can't wait for more!!

  3. Roni -

    I LOVE this! What a sweet piece of art. Love the way the tiles really pop off the page. GORGEOUS!

    Elaine Allen

  4. Great idea which would work with loads of stamps. Lovely!!

  5. That's gorgeous! I love those tiles!

  6. Wow, I love this!!! I could have some real fun with this technique!

  7. Really cool Roni!

  8. Hi Roni

    Thanks for the tutorial this is great!

    Have a nice weekend


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