Here’s another project from the recent Stampin’ Addicts’ Birthday blog hop. A long time ago my stampers created a simple decorative tile, using StazOn on a “tumbled” tile. Very simple, very dramatic.
The floral tile was stamped on a similar Travertine tile, but I used the type that has been polished. Note that the tile at right is very rough; with the right image, this can be appealing. I wanted something a little more refined for this project. The specific product is “4” x 4″ Chiaro Travertine Filled & Honed” stone tile, found at Lowe’s.
I stamped in the Inspired by Nature image in Craft ink, masked the image, stamped the En Français image in StazOn ink, then added a lot of color with more Craft ink, applied with small sponge applicators. Not confident that the ink would really dry without help, I baked the tile in a 350° oven for an hour (probably too long, but I lost track of time). A little embellishment and done! Oh, I adhered a square of chipboard on the back to hide the ribbon ends.
I think this is a great gift, and very easy to do — try it!
Stamp: Inspired by Nature, En Français
Ink: Various Craft ink (applied directly to the rubber, then spritzed with water and stamped), StazOn ink (Jet Black), Basic Gray
Paper: Naturals Ivory
Other: 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Crushed Curry), Fresh Favorites II Button (Rose Red), stone tile, embroidery floss