• Amy Rich

Bringing It Back with Mosaic

Oh, my...it's been years since I've used some of the techniques I learned early on in my Stampin' Up!® career. If you've been around for awhile, do you remember the different techniques we used with our chalks? What about Versamark? Do you remember the shaving cream and ink refill technique? I've gotta get out that shaving cream again! What fun! (Ok - I'll do it Wednesday, January 20, at What's Up! Stampers?) We did some amazing things with those products, but there always seems to be something new to take its excitement. This is why I'm bringing some of those oldies back! I mean, why not? They're great!


On Wednesday, January 13, I brought back and oldie but a goodie at What's Up! Stampers? The mosaic technique is one that uses teeny tiny little scraps of Designer Series paper, in this case the Fine Art Floral found on page 33 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ21 Mini, for short).


The first thing you need to know about this card is that it's a z-fold. I took a piece of Petal Pink cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded it in half then the front in half again back on itself to make the z-fold. I added a 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece of Fine Art Floral DSP to that front left part of the card.


I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card that measures 4" x 5 1/4", then added a 3/4" x 5 1/4" strip of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper on the right had side. I used the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares Dies for the Calypso Coral scalloped square, then the fun began!


I didn't do this on mine, but I'd strongly suggest backing a piece of white cardstock with an adhesive sheet before starting anything else. This will help stabilize the heart and also keep the heart together (it's a long story - just do what I say and not as I do. ;) Peel the paper off the adhesive sheet to reveal the stickiness, then cut crazy little pieces of Designer Series Paper and fit them together with tiny spaces in between to make your mosaic look. It reminds me a little bit of stained glass, too. When you've filled your little piece of white cardstock with these scraps of DSP, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat.

There are a couple steps here I didn't do in my Facebook Live because, well...my daughter came home sick that day, and we were trying to get her a doctor's appointment so she could get tested for Covid. Needless to say, my morning hadn't gone as planned, and I was happy to get done what I got done on camera (she tested negative by the way. Whew!).


So anyway, I wrapped some Fine Art 3/8" Ribbon around the scalloped square then adhered that square (only adhesive on the left side!) to the left side of the card front. I popped up my heart with Stampin' Dimensionals, added some Gilded Gems, and called the front of the card good. The stamp on the inside is from the Sale-a-bration brochure. It belongs to the Punch Party stamp set, which is a free stamp set during Sale-a-bration to hosts or purchasers of a $300 party.



Here are some products I used on this project. See how they, when added together, can get you to a free $100 level item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Makes it easy to bundle and receive back some great Sale-a-bration benefits! Check out the complete list of supplies at the bottom of this page.

If you missed the What's Up! Stampers? Facebook Live Wednesday, don't fret! You can watch it here.





Stamping blessings!

Amy



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