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Friday, March 30, 2012

Field Flowers and Faux Silk!

   Happy Friday!  Wow!  This week seems to have just vanished into thin air!  Where does the time go?!  No complaints here though...weekend is here!  Bring it on! :)  Got any big, fun plans?

   I have a card to share with you today using one of my favorite techniques.  It is called faux silk and is so easy, but I just love the result! It also uses one of my all time favorite, favorite stamp sets ever!  Hmmmm...maybe I should have titled my post Favorite Faux Silk and Field Flowers Friday!  Now that is a mouthful!  In case you hadn't guessed it, this post is happening pre-coffee!  Ok, onto the goods:

The main image is done using the faux silk technique.  I stamped the flowers onto Very Vanilla and then covered the whole thing with a glue stick.  I took a plain ole piece of white tissue paper and crumbled it up into a tiny little ball.  I un-crumpled it and smoothed it out and adhered it to the image.  The trick to it is to get it all to stick without smoothing out too many of the wrinkles!  Once it is on good you flip it and trim off the excess and there you have it...faux silk!  It is really pretty in person!

Looks a little silkier here!   It also makes the image look softer.  You can stamp right on the tissue paper  if you prefer depending on the look you want.  Sometimes stamping on the tissue paper causes the ink to bleed and gives you a fuzzy image.

Butterfly is from the Kindness Matters stamp set.  He is all shimmer-y!

I bent the wings up to give him the illusion of flight!  Simple trick that adds some extra oooomph to the card.

Field flowers is a 2 Step stamp set.  I stamped the stems first in Always Artichoke and then stamped the flowers.  First you stamp the main flower image (I used Pretty in Pink) and then stamp right on top of it with the details stamp For that I used Melon Mambo, because it is a darker shade of pink).  It adds the lines and crevices to your image!  Fun, fun, fun stamping!!

Stamps: Kindness Matters
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Always Artichoke
Paper: Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and DSP (retired)
Punches and Dies: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
Extras: Dazzling Details, Rhinestones, Pleated Blushing Bride ribbon

Ok, off to find that coffee and get my day rolling!  Hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Anonymous said...

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Keep Looking Up!

Margaret said...

You mean you can actually create a post BEFORE coffee?! Crazy talk!! LOL!

Your card is gorgeous! I have yet to try this technique, but after seeing your card, I may just have to dig out some tissue paper today! Love that sparkly butterfly too!

Carolina Little said...

LOVE that colour combination AnnMarie!!!. Your card is beautiful!!!. You are right the stamp is gorgeous. LOVE IT!!!

Chaitali Narla said...

Wow you make great cards with or without coffee :D Very pretty and thanks again for introducing a new technique!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Thanks for sharing your technique. I had not seen this before and it looks great!

Pam said...

Beautiful card! I've never tried that technique. I need to add it to my To Do list!