Monday, September 15, 2014

Inspire Me Monday - Mosaic Stamping


Hello again! Dina here for this Inspire Me Monday. I've been having lots of fun making these 9 block cards lately! Last month on my blog I shared some cards that looked like quilt squares - today I'd like to show you how I created a little mosaic using a stamped image. Take a look at my finished card, and then I'll walk you through the process of putting it together!


I started by cutting out 9 squares from adhesive-backed label paper. You could use a punch or paper trimmer for this step, but I love these handy Grid Works dies from Sizzix - 9 precise squares (7/8") in one pass.


I removed the backing from the squares and lined them up on another backing sheet, side by side, in a 3 x 3 square.


I stamped the Peonies with dye ink onto my grid...


...then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. The square with the stem in it ended up kind of boring, so I left that uncolored and just focused on the flowers and the background.


I positioned each colored square on to an Inchie Square using tweezers - I love that tidy border around the edge!


Instead of the stem, I stamped one of the Inchies with a sentiment from the Peonies and Tulips set... those tiny sentiments are perfect for Inchies and tags! Love them. With a mosaic design like this, you could reassemble the deconstructed image, but I chose to mix it up a bit, turning and switching the squares around until I came up with an arrangement that felt balanced to me.


Here's a closer look at the card...


... and the full project again. That card base is from my huge stash of gel prints... some of them are just TOO PRETTY to use!


Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. You have created another amazing piece of art. You continually amaze me with your talent. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

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  2. What a stunning piece. It is coloured so well. Love the layout. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. I love it! What a great idea and a very interesting layout on the card!

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  4. Wow! Beautiful, Dina, and a wonderfully inspiring tut, too! thank you! hugs, de

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  5. Dina, how absolutely gorgeous! I always LOVE your coloring, and this step-by-step tutorial is wonderful! Love how you take the mystery out of it!! Well, I just bought this die so I could try it - doesn't take much to enable me!! LOL! Stunning card and great technique!! Hugs!

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  6. Really pretty. Such a neat technique.

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  7. Oh Dina, this is gorgeous, what a fabulous twist on a mosaic card!! I was wondering, as I read your directions if there is a reason why you cut the squares first and then stamp the image? Just curious.
    I love your coloring with Prismacolor pencils, I use them all the time, they are amazing when I use the Baby Oil technique.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I am totally CASEing your card.

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