Monday, October 31, 2011

Elements of Style Faux Tile Card & Workshop Wow Demo

I had the pleasure of helping at the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Louisville on Saturday. I presented a Workshop Wow" demonstration featuring the Faux Tile technique and the new Simply Scored Tool. Here's one of the cards I made for the display board.

This demonstration was different than the one I did in 2009 (read about it here). Instead of a 5 minute presentation on stage in front of 500 demonstrators, I was at a booth with a mirror above me and had smaller groups of people come through to watch me do the same demonstration over and over for 2-1/2 hours straight. I enjoyed the more casual setting and smaller audience and was surprised at how quickly I found a rhythm given the fact that I didn't practice at all. There was much less stress than last time, but my voice was pretty hoarse by the time I finished!

Thanks to Mary Ellen Stites for providing this photo. I'm pointing to the small end of the Simply Scored stylus. This is the best end to use for the Faux Tile technique. Score a grid and then use a sponge to apply ink over it. (I used Crumb Cake ink.) Click here for a printable tutorial on the Faux Tile Technique.

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Unknown said...

Julie, I was there and you did a marvelous job. I couldn't wait to give it a go and made a lovely card today using this technique and the same set. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings, Diane

Christina said...

I can't wait to try this technique!!! your work is awesome!

Nancy B. / said...

Super! Uhmmmm -- what does "WOW" mean?

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Loved your demo Julie!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is certainly a WOW card. I particularly love how you have layered the punches for your sentiment.