Inked & Tiled Cross & Starburst Background Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!

There are just a few more days to earn my Inked & Tiled LIVE Class Kit—it ends August 8, 2023. Use Host Code 27NBA6UQ. Today, I'm sharing another pair of cards from the class, featuring the unique Inked & Tiled Punch Pack with a cross and starburst shape. You don't need the punch pack to complete me class, but here's a heads-up…there is a brand new stamp set in the upcoming Mini Catalog that features stamped shapes that coordinating with those punches! Too Cool!

Did You Know YOU Can Purchase From The Mini Catalog Preorder? Demonstrators are currently in the preorder period for the upcoming Mini Catalog. You can have fun shopping early, too, if you purchase a $99 Starter Kit! Select up to $125 worth of products, including being able to select from preorder items, and get FREE Shipping on the order, too! Then, enjoy a 20% discount while you're part of my Too Cool Stampers Team! Get discounts on my Class Kits and free access to all of my class tutorials, too! Wow! Ask me for details

All Kits Collection Kits On Sale Up To 30% Off!
Now Thru August 31, 2023.

If you enjoy our Kits Collection, offered exclusively online, you won't want to miss the Kits Collection SALE during the month of August! All kits are 10%, 20% or 30% off! Kits titles are available While Supplies Last only! Some may sell out quickly; some may return and some may not return. If it says "Currently Unavailable" it means the kit will be back, but it may not be back in time for the Kits Sale. In other words…Shop Early! Not valid on Paper Pumpkin kits.

View The Kits Sale!



It's Time To Redeem Your $5 Bonus Coupons!
Redeem Or Lose Them By August 31, 2023!

If you earned Bonus Coupons for your $50 purchases in July, you can redeem them now thru August 31, 2023. You were emailed the redemption code right after your purchase. Use that code on the checkout page of your order to take money off the retail amount of your order, before shipping & tax. Not valid on host items or monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. You can use them to qualify for my FREE 5-Card Class Kits, but your order must total $40 in retail value AFTER the Bonus Coupons are used. 

Shop Now


Inked & Tiled LIVE Class Banner

Watch The Inked & Tiled LIVE Class Replay
Earn a FREE 5-Card LIVE Class Kit By August 8, 2023!
Use Host Code 27NBA6UQ
 on Order of $40 or More!
Plus, Earn $5 Bonus Coupon For Every $50 You Spend in July!

This class features the Inked & Tiled stamp set, Inked & Tiled Punch Pack and lovely Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper! I demonstrated how to create five cards with the stamp set, including a fun direct-to-stamp marker coloring technique and some clever ways to use the unique punches. I also shared my "two cool" versions of the cards with alternate colors! Earn a 5-Card LIVE Class Kit, with all the supplies to create the cards I demonstrated, when you place a minimum $40 order with me using Host Code 27NBA6UQ. You'll receive a step-by-step Tutorial PDF via email. You add the stamps, inks and adhesives. Punches are not necessary to complete the kit. One kit per order. This is an exclusive Too Cool Stamping offer and cannot be combined with my other offers. You can also earn a $5 Bonus Coupon from Stampin' Up! with a $50 order. Kits available in USA only. Offer good now through August 8, 2023. Kits will mail out by August 11, 2023.

Shop Now!


Inked & Tiled cross & stars - two cool

Inked & Tiled Cross & Starburst Cards

The Inked & Tiled Punch Pack is a little different, so I tried to share some fun & clever ways to use the cross and starburst shape elements on my class cards. One of the cool ways it was intended to be used is for a quilt-like background and the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper has the perfect patterns for this technique!

Inked & Tiled cross & stars - lagoon 1
Background BasicsI started by stamping the large Inked & Tiled floral image in Lost Lagoon ink onto a Lost Lagoon card base. Next, I used the Inked & Tiled Punch Pack to punch "x" shapes from three of the more monochromatic Inked Botanicals patterns and the star shape from three of the multicolored patterns. I adhered the shapes so they were interlocked like a puzzle, or quilt, onto a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I layered that onto a 4" x 3" piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, then tied some Very Vanilla baker's twine around the layers. They are popped up with Dimensionals onto the card front.

Inked & Tiled cross & stars - lagoon 2
Floral Focal Point—I used Stampin' Write Markers in Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon to color directly onto the stamp, then stamp the colored image onto a Very Vanilla All That oval die-cut. It's popped up with Dimensionals.

Sweet Sentiment—I stamped an Inked & Tiled sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock. Then, I punched it out with the cross punch shape and trimmed the top and bottom with Paper Snips. It's adhered with a combination of SEAL and Mini Dimensionals. I finished with a single Lost Lagoon Iridescent Pastel Gem.

The card kit will include supplies to create this card.

Inked & Tiled cross & stars - petal 1

Two Cool—For my second card, I embossed a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the crosshatch pattern from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders, an Online Store Exclusive. It's mounted onto a Petal Pink card base.  

This time, I punched lighter colors of Inked Botanicals patterns from the crosses to give the background a lighter, pastel look. I spaced the shapes a little bit apart this time, which also changed the look. It's layered onto Pool Party and tied with the Petal Pink striped ribbon from the Ribbon Duo Pack.

Inked & Tiled cross & stars - petal 2
Floral Focal Point—This time, I colored the flower with Petal Pink marker, then added Calypso Coral to the tips and dotted a few places around the flower. I like the two-two look! It's stamped onto a larger Very Vanilla All That die-cut label and popped up. 

Sweet Sentiment—The sentiment is in Lost Lagoon again, stamped onto Petal Pink, punched and trimmed to a mini banner shape. Now that I look at it, this would be a lovely Valentine's or anniversary card, too! I added two small Iridescent Pastel Gems for some sparkle.

Shop The Supplies List


I'd Love To Hear From You
Leave A Comment

•  •  •  •  •
Thanks For Stopping By Today!

Warm Wishes Cool Cards signature
Join My Too Cool Stamping VIP Facebook Group

Too Cool Classes & Events Calendar



The 2023 Annual Catalog Products Now Available!

View The Annual Catalog PDF

Shop Now



Leave a Comment