Creativity Unlocked featuring Patchwork Tiles Complete Bundle

by Emily

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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing a Delft pottery-inspired project that I created using the new Patchwork Tiles Layering Stencil and Stamps!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp and stencil bundle!

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Patchwork Tiles Stamp and Stencil Bundle

Interested in creating unique background designs and compositions on your cards? Inspired by old patchwork tiles and folk motifs, Patchwork Tiles offers endless possibilities. In the 4″ x 6″ Patchwork Tiles Stamp Set, use the four ready-to-go tile designs, or mix and match the different individual pieces included along with your favorite ink colors to create your own! With the coordinating Patchwork Tiles 2 in 1 Builder Stencil Set, easily create your own patterned paper! In just a few steps you'll be able to fill in an entire 6″ x 6″ piece of paper or cardstock featuring a grid of patchwork tiles. Use different ink colors for each tile to create interesting compositions.

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These two products work seamlessly individually as well as when paired together, and as soon as I saw the artwork for these products, I thought of beautiful blue and white Delft pottery. I pulled out a bunch of different blue inks and created this super vibrant card! Let's get started with the details.

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First, I began by using the stencil that creates the solid squares for the quilted background from the Patchwork Tiles Layering Stencil Set. Using a blending brush, I blended one set of squares using Caribbean Sky ink, then flipped the stencil over, aligned the open areas on the card front with the open areas on the stencil, and blended Persian Blue to create the solid square quilt blocks.

I used the second, more detailed stencil from the Patchwork Tiles Layering Stencil Set to add the floral flourish element by blending Sapphire ink over the lighter blocks. I love how beautifully that Sapphire blue stands out from the lighter blue squares!

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Next, I used the coordinating Patchwork Tiles stamp set to add the little flourishes to the center of each blended flower. I stamped each image using Tanzanite ink and a small stamping block. Once I had added all of the stamped details, I trimmed the edges of the card front so that the images were symmetrical on either side.

I then added some strips of vibrant blue glitter cardstock from the Ocean Reflection Glitter Cardstock pack. I mounted this on my white A2 card front using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

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For the greeting, I used the Tiny Sentiments Hello Die and coordinating stamp set.

I began by die-cutting the Tiny Sentiments Hello Die once from some white cardstock and once from some super dark navy blue cardstock to use as a shadow piece. I left the white die-cut inside the negative, then used my blending brush to lightly blend Persian Blue and Sapphire ink towards the top of the die-cut, creating an ombré “hello.” I stamped the coordinating greeting from the coordinating stamp set using Tanzanite ink in the center of the die-cut, just beneath the die-cut word. I added the navy blue shadow greeting with some liquid adhesive, slightly offsetting it to help it pop from the patterned background. I adhered the greeting with a double layer of foam tape to ensure that it didn't get lost in the busy background!

The final touch was to add some sparkling blue gems to the center of each block for an added touch of sparkle and texture.

Well, that's all for my project today! Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!

Designer's Tips 

Alternatively, incorporate some stamped or heat-embossed details from Patchwork Tiles Stamp Set to take your card backgrounds to the next level.

Perfect Pairings

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1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp/stencil bundle!

Altenew Patchwork Tiles Stamp and Stencil 1wm Erum Tasneem

Erum's fun and vibrant card will surely inspire you to start creating with this bundle!

Altenew Patchwork Tiles Stamp Patchwork Tiles Stencil Delicate Tiles stamp Fresh inks 1 Laura Jane

You can mix and match different colors or go monochrome – so many creative possibilities!

Altenew PatchworkTiles 2 Lilith Eeckels

The images in this set are so versatile that you can even use them for your holiday cards – just like Lilith did!

Altenew Ratton Stripes die Patchwork Tiles stencil stamp Fresh Inks 5 Laura Jane

LauraJane thought outside the box and cut out each tile to create this fun and shiny card. Pretty cool, right?

Altenew Patchwork Tiles Sarah Phelan

Popping a few gold gems or sequins will definitely elevate your cards!

What do you think about the new  Patchwork Tiles Stamp Set and Layering Stencil Bundle? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!

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Karen Joslin February 14, 2023 - 4:44 PM

So Pretty! I love the idea of being able to position these at any angle.

Altenew February 16, 2023 - 5:36 PM

Thank you! Hope you can give this set a try!


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