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Yesterday I told you that I had been working on faux silk for today’s video. I explained my card didn’t work out, so I put it to the side and created yesterday’s card instead! Sometimes I’m like a dog with a bone, and won’t give up! I decided to have another go yesterday, and I’m really pleased to say it worked out beautifully! I chose to use a flower image from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. To make sure I was in with a good chance of being successful, I decided to stick to the same format of a faux silk card I made more than four years ago. I chose Highland Heather for my first card, and used my marker pen to colour the flowers plus Granny Apple Green for the leaves.
To create the faux silk, I stamped the Highland Heather off once before stamping on the tissue paper. I had planned to adhere the image on the right-hand side of my card, but there was one image on the faux silk which was a lot brighter than all the other images. I decided to cover it up by adhering my image to the left! To decorate the inside of the card, I added a layer of Highland Heather Cardstock (CS), and a layer of Whisper White CS. On the bottom of the Whisper White CS layer, I stamped three partial images of the flower in Highland Heather ink which I’d stamped off once.
I had found it was really difficult working with my glue stick, and I did wonder if it was because it was quite old. I have no idea how long I’ve had that glue stick, except to say quite some time! I knew hubby had a new glue stick so I borrowed it! The difference was amazing! The glue glided on so easily. The ribbon I used on my card was from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, which is one of the gifts available from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I decided to make a second card and chose another colour that was used fir the Ribbon Combo Pack i.e. Grapefruit Grove. I followed everything I did for the first card, except for attaching the image on the right. For the video, I chose to use Balmy Blue, which is another colour from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. The two remaining colours are Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. NOTE: Stampin’ Up! planned these ribbons to co-ordinate with the Gala Gingham 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper which come in the same five colours.(pages 34 – 35 Spring/Summer Catalogue).
While I was waiting for the video to upload to YouTube, I concentrated on stamping the backs of my recently completed cards on the back with the Stampin’ Up! copyright sign. This is to comply with the SU Angel Policy when selling my cards. Unfortunately, I marked the inside of one of the cards with the ink I was using Soft Suede! I have an ink eraser but it only works on very small amounts of ink. I needed to cover the marks up! I decided to use butterflies from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper, whicg is another gift available in the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I added a small one othe front of each card, and one or twoinside the card. It worked a treat!
I hope you enjoy today’s technique and video. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.