Floral Mosaic Card
Rubber Stamping Project by Carolyn Hasenfratz
Copyright © 2008
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- Tools and Materials
- Make the Template
- Make the Mosaic Pieces
- Make the Card
This card design can be used for a variety of different sentiments, for example Happy Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, and more. It is shown with a blank space toward the bottom where you can stamp or write a sentiment of your choice. Make several at one time if you like so you have extras for when you need a quick card.
Tools and Materials
scrap card stock
laminating sheets (optional)
tan or taupe colored card stock
dark brown card stock
scraps of paper and/or cardstock in four different colors of your choice
pigment rubber stamp ink in these colors: light brown, dark brown, dark blue-green, and metallic gold
soft graphite pencil
Yes Glue, or other non-wrinkling glue for paper
old credit card for spreading glue
paper cutter of choice
clean scrap paper
Make the Template
- Print out the template.
- Cut out the mosaic pieces part of the template, without cutting the numbered pieces apart yet, and glue it to a piece of scrap card stock with a glue stick.
- Optional: for durability, cover both sides with laminating sheets.
- Cut apart the numbered mosaic pieces.
Make the Mosaic Pieces
For steps 1-4, use the dark brown rubber stamp ink.
- Stamp Retro Leaf 1 several times randomly onto the paper that you are going to use for mosaic pieces #1 and #5.
- Stamp Retro Flower Head 1 randomly over the paper that is going to be used for mosaic pieces #2 and #6, and #9.
- Stamp Retro Flower Head 2 randomly over the paper color that will become mosaic pieces #3 and #7.
- Stamp Retro Double Leaf Unmounted randomly over the paper color that will become mosaic pieces #4 and #8
- Let the pigment ink dry, and heat set for durability if the ink you're using needs to be heat set.
- Using the numbered template pieces, trace where you're going to cut out your pieces with pencil. Trace around more pieces than you'll need, so that you'll be able to select the most attractive compositions.
- Cut out the mosaic pieces, and erase the pencil lines from the edges.
- Lay them out without gluing yet, and experiment until you have selected the pieces that look the best together. Put aside the pieces you're not going to use for another possible project.
- Sponge around edges of each mosaic piece with light brown ink.
- Stamp Antique Pattern Small with light brown ink on selected pieces.
- Stamp Antique Pattern Small with blue-green ink on selected pieces.
- With the gold ink, accent the pieces with Antique Design Elements, Border Stripes, and the larger of the two flower-like elements from the set Faux Postage Set 5.
- Allow ink to dry, then heat set the ink on all the pieces.
Make the Card
- Cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of light tan or taupe card stock in half, and fold one of the pieces in half to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card.
- Out of some taupe cardstock, cut a 3.75" x 3.375" piece. This corresponds to the "inner square" piece on the template.
- Glue the mosaic pieces onto the "inner square" piece with Yes Glue, or other non-wrinkling glue for paper.
- Out of the dark brown cardstock, cut a 3.75" x 4.125" piece. This will be the "outer square" piece.
- Glue the inner square piece onto the outer square piece, then glue the outer square piece onto the card. Leave space at the bottom of the card to stamp a greeting.
- Stamp a greeting of your choice onto the front of the card with dark brown ink.
- If you would like to make a matching envelope, the template Rectangular Envelope Template will fit this card.
Here are some sources for specific products mentioned.
- Yes glue
Rubber stamps used in this sample project:
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