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Faux Silk

May 27th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Faux Silk

If you signed up for my stamp class this month, you are getting a preview of one of the cards we’ll be making. The technique I used for the background panel is called faux silk. First I ran the Forever Flowers wheel with Chocolate Chip ink over regular tissue paper and colored the flowers and leaves in with a blender pen. Then I rolled the tissue paper up into a little ball, and flattened it again. It was glued to Whisper White card stock, and after the corners were mitered the edges were folded to the back, and the panel was adhered to the Berry Bliss DS paper.

The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White card stock in Chocolate Chip ink, but Pretty in Pink ink was added with a stipple brush because the white looked too stark. I adhered the Hodgepodge frame to the card with the Chocolate Chip ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog tied into a little bow.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Together Forever, Forever Flowers Wheel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, (generic) Tissue Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stipple Brush, Anywhere Glue Stick

Tags: simply delicious

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beate // May 27, 2008 at 6:24 am

    Beautiful card! I love the coloring of your central layer!

  • 2 Dorothy // May 27, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Vera–The card is wonderful! Wish I was able to make the workshop this month. Will give you a call, if my plans change!

  • 3 Maren // May 28, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Love how you framed & attached the sentiment! Gorgeous!

  • 4 Michelle Shuman // May 28, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I love this technique! My demo did it at our workshop a couple months ago and it was fab!! What a beautiful card…you picked the perfect stamps to go with the faux silk! And I love the clean and simple layout…just lovely ;o)


  • 5 kimberly // May 28, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    pretty colors, again 🙂 i am inspired to try this technique!

  • 6 Crystal Birr // May 31, 2008 at 9:50 am

    This is gorgeous!! I love this stamp for this technique!! I hope to see you in SLC!! 🙂