Monday, March 28, 2011

Delft Tiles and a Butterfly by Judy Jackson

Another terrific technique from the Emboss or Die CD! You have ordered yours, haven't you? There are so many wonderful technqiues on this CD. You will love it I am sure.
I was drawn to this technique as soon as I saw it. Several years ago, we moved from near Albany, NY to south central Pennsylvania. Dutch immigrants settled in the Albany and Schenectady areas several hundred years ago. The Dutch were famous for their blue and white tiles. They often painted pictures in blue on the white tiles. The pictures on the tiles were not just decorative. The tiles were often placed around the opening edge of fireplaces. These Delft Tiles were tools to teach the children how to read, Bible stories, math, and sometimes history.
While these Delft tiles on my card do not teach anything, they are still lovely and have a very high gloss -- just like real tiles do! Ribbon and some bling finish off the card.
The butterfly is a vellum sticker and the sentiment stamp is by Stamps 'n' More.
I hope your day is terrific -- and includes learning of some kind!
Judy Jackson