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Making Marvelous Mosaics


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The inspiration for today’s mosaic card was this rug on the Home Decorator’s website.  How did I do?



  • The Stampin’ Up! Striped Scallop Thinlits Die became the frame for holding the mosaic pattern.  I used Very Vanilla card stock for the die cut as well as the A2 card base.

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  • Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sheets, Liquid Multipurpose Glue with a Paper-Piercing Tool (my choice) or a Sakura Glue Pen are all excellent ways to adhere the die cut to the card base.  I just dot the edges with glue and random spots in between.
  • Scraps of card stock in Brushed Gold, Lost Lagoon and Basic Gray were cropped with the Striped Scallop Thinlits Die to get the “mosaic” bits.  They are easy peezy to layer into the framework with a touch of Snail Adhesive.Stampin up stampinup mary fish stampin pretty striped scallop die 3
  • An Antique Brad makes a bold statement on the Brushed Gold Butterfly (Elegant Butterfly Punch).Stampin up stampinup mary fish stampin pretty striped scallop die
  • For best results, add a piece of waxed paper between the die and the card stock when cutting with the Big Shot.  This makes it much easier to remove the die cut and pieces.
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



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54 thoughts on “Making Marvelous Mosaics”

  1. What a unique card! I am anxiously awaiting the video. I am interested in how you achieved the small color “tiles” to fit into the die? Simply beautiful.

  2. Fabulous interpretation! Great colors & I love the font SU used for the sentiment. Your butterfly really finishes it off. Thanks!

  3. Well 🙂 it looks like you got everyone’s creative juices flowing. Great idea Mary, we ALL love what you did! Looking forward to the video too. xoxo judi

  4. Brilliant!!! So unique and gorgeous. LOVE the colors. You never cease to WOW me! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

  5. Mary, your card is stunning! I didn’t think I needed to get this framelit. You’ve convinced me I am really a crazy person. It’s exactly like the inspirational rug…thanks for sharing it today. Can’t wait for the video.

  6. Mary–this is a lovely card–I bought that die when it first came out and haven’t used it yet. I’m looking forward to Friday’s video because I can’t figure out what you do with the SU adhesive sheets. Thanks for continuing to inspiring!!

  7. This is a gorgeous card and you made it sound so easy to make. I love that Die; I think I will have to get it now!!! Thanks for all your wonderful, beautiful creations and recipes to make. I always get so excited and inspired when I read your blog 🙂

  8. A beautiful work of art, Mary! This is one of the prettiest and most interesting cards I’ve seen in quite awhile. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. this card is a diffident WOW!!. You need to do a WOW video about this card Mary. Like the card, that would really be helpful. THANK YOU for your daily inspirations you give us Mary!!!!

  10. Spot on Mary! I stayed away from that thinlit but I don’t think so any longer. I bought that cross stamp (single stamp – might be retired now) and now I’m thinking this design could be a stained glass window as the backdrop to the cross focal image. You did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Youll get a WOW! video on Friday (its already done :), Marlene. However, the die is a critical piece and the possibilities are far greater than you might realize at first. I’m in love with it.

  12. Omg , MsMary, you did beautiful, perfect, oooooo, I love it all , the butterflies gives it such beautiful touch, YEP , you did !!!
    That’s why your our teacher ,you WOW US EVERY TIME !!!!!!
    Love u,
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  13. Mary, this is really amazing! So beautiful and creative! You are a master for translating “other decor items” into great looking cards! Such much inspiration you give us all. When I look at home type magazines, I try to see them with a different eye, but haven’t succeeded in doing that yet. I’ll keep trying!

  14. Love this card! Great color combination and I love the way that you filled in just random spaces with color. Butterfly with button anchoring the sentiment panel is definitely the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh WOW!! this card is amazing!!! it’s like that rug was made specifically for this die or vice versa, how cool is that??!!! You recreated the pattern on it just like in the picture, simply fabulous Mary.
    Thank you so much for sharing.


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