Ooops! Pressed the wrong button, so you’re receiving this seven hours earlier than normal!
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.
Thank you for using, not just new stamp sets, but inter-mixing them with your beautiful work.
I have many that I’ve used only a bit and it’s so encouraging to see your flare on the use of a stamp set that I hadn’t thought of.
Very beautiful card.
Hi, Gwenn. I hear where you’re coming from. We buy stamp sets that appeal to us, andit’s so easy to overlook them when there’s a new set on the block! For me, it’s something else I like about Stampin’ Up! And that’s because it’s so easy to mix and match! Happy crafting, JanB. xx
LYNDA RUSSELL says
Love, love, love this card and enjoyed this technique. It is true that blue is my color, but will try this faux silk as I truly find it super.
Many thanks, Lynda. This is an old technique but it hasn’t lost any of its appeal! I’m so glad you like it! Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Nancy Keithley says
I have done a similar technique before, but to adhere the tissue paper (or dryer sheet, in the case of the technique I did), I used the Sizzix Adhesive sheets in the current SU! catalog. Hope this helps!
Hi, Nancy. I did think about using the MultiPurpose Adhesive Sheets, like I did with the Christmas forest trees glitter card. I thought that the sticky would come though the tissue paper. Did you not find this? Happy crafting,JanB.xx
Nancy Keithley says
It’s been years since I’ve tried this, so I don’t remember. I am thinking about trying it again because I love the technique, but work is insane right now, so probably not for a few weeks (I am an educational diagnostician and I have almost as many students due for evaluation as I do days to test, lol! Job Security!!!!!).
If I get a chance to try it before I forget, I’ll try to holler back!
Have a blessed week!!!
Joanne P Limoges says
Many thanks, Joanne. I’m pleased you like this project. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Have to try this one. Very lovely !!
Hi, Susan. I’m pleased you’re going to give this a try – you won’t be disappointed! Happy crafting, JanB. xx