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Technique Thursday: Faux Tile Technique

Welcome to another Technique Thursday!  Today’s technique is called the “Faux Tile”.

This technique is very easy to do but required a tool called the Simply Scored Scoring tool. If you want to make your tile square, the Simply Scored Scoring tool will works the best. On my card, I made the tile on a diagonal so I used the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. After you scored you card stock, you stamp your image and sponge some ink to make the “grout lines” appear! For my card, I used Soft Sky ink.

You can order the Simply Scored Scoring tool right here.

Faux Tile

Faux Tile close-up


  1. Use the Simply Scored Tool to score the Whisper White card stock every 1” or ½” using the smaller of the tips on the stylus. Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score again at every ½” or 1”. Use the diagonal plate if you prefer.

  2. Stamp your image on your scored card stock. A larger image with a big surface area works best. Don’t press too hard so the image won’t show in the “grout lines”.

  3. Sponge Soft Sky ink onto your card stock (along your scored lines) to give your tiles texture and dimension. Be sure to allow the “grout” lines to show through.


Stamp set: Best of Shelli, Chalk Talk

CS and paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Midnight Muse

Tools: Simply Scored Scoring tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Extra Large Oval punch, sponge dauber

Accessories: Midnight Muse stitched ribbon