June 5, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Creating Faux Ceiling Tile!

Have you ever fallen in love with the old style metal ceiling tiles that you see in some older homes? I thought I would re-create that tile for you in this card:

How about following my steps and creating one of your own:

Step 1:

Prepare a piece of cardstock by rubbing glue from a Glue Stick all over it. Make sure you add glue to every inch. I used a cardstock piece measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in Whisper White:

Step 2:

Cut a piece of aluminum foil larger than your cardstock piece. Using a Brayer, roll the aluminum foil over the glued side of your cardstock. Press hard as your roll to flatten the foil out as much as possible. Don't worry if there are a few wrinkles as the Big Shot will take care of this:

Step 3:

Trim the excess foil using a paper cutter:

Step 4:

Using a textured impressions folder and your Big Shot Machine, run the foil through to achieve the embossing. I used the now retired Final Press Textured Impressions Folder (I made this card before the retired list appeared!):

Step 5:

Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, place your foiled cardstock layer in the corner and add a thin piece of scrap paper on top, this will aid you in not tearing your foil. Using your scoring tool, make vertical and horizontal lines the size you want to achieve the tile look. I made my score lines 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" but you can decide on the size of your own tiles:

Step 6:

Using some white acrylic craft paint and your Brayer, gently roll the Brayer over the embossing to add white paint to the embossing. Allow to dry for a few minutes. Make sure you rinse your Brayer as soon as possible after using the paint as the paint dries quickly (ask me how I know!):

Step 7:

Add StazOn Jet Black Ink to some of the embossing by using a Sponge Dauber. I added the ink just here and there:

Step 8:

Cut the foil layer into a square or shape that you would like and complete a card front with it!

I used the Labels Collection Framelits on my foil piece and layered over a larger sized shape using the Regal Rose Cardstock. My flower was created with the Blossom Petals Punch. I sponged Basic Black on each petal before I assembled my card:

Thanks for stopping by today. I always enjoy your visits and hearing from you. I hope you try this technique as I thought it was quite enjoyable! Come back tomorrow!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Regal Rose
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black
  • Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories: Large Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Glue Stick, Finial Press Textured Impressions Folder (retired), Blossom Petals Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Labels Framelits Collection, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Brayer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Misc: White Craft Paint, Aluminum Foil
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    1. Love the look and feel of your card. It reminds me of the pie-safe cabinet doors (tin inlaid pieces) at my great-grandmother's home. Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories.
      SIU, Seletta

      1. Awww Seletta, what a cute reminder! Thanks for the comment!

    2. Debbie, this is a wonderful technique that I am itching to try. Thanks for the great tutorial....Fabulous card!!!!

      1. You'll love it Brenda. I promise you will say "Wow"!

    3. Your comment in step 6 just made me laugh....I can relate all too well....LOL Love this technique...tfs.

      Jan D.

      1. Oh Jan, I had to scrub & scrub to get the paint off! I soaked it for a bit in soapy water and finally got it! Glad I made you laugh!

    4. Debbie, I just love your tutorials. The techniques are so different and inspiring. I can't wait to try this one. Thank you soooo much for sharing.

      1. Thanks Linda, I try hard to keep things interesting!

    5. The ceiling tile technique is terrific but that flower is gorgeous. It looks fantastic with the metal. TFS the technique.

      1. Thanks so much Patti for your kind comments! You should see the card in person...even better!

    6. Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to try this later.

    7. I love this card! Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial.

      Ter ;)


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