Elements of Style & Faux Silk Meet

26 Feb

Yesterday I promised I’d tell you how to make the faux silk cards I shared yesterday. Here you go!

Faux Silk - subtle effect

Here’s how to make this card:

  1. Layer 1: Rose Red card stock, cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″
  2. Layer 2: Naturals White card stock, cut to 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp flower image from Elements of Style on card stock, using Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad. With Always Artichoke, Rose Red,Blushing Bride and More Mustard Stampin’ Write Markers color the flowers and leaves. Finish up this layer by inking the hummingbird from the Elements of Style stamp set — I really LOVE this beautiful set — with Always Artichoke and Rose Red markers! I didn’t do it (because I forgot) but I’d recommend that you color the bird’s eye with a Basic Black marker.
  3. Layer 3: Here’s where you’re creating the faux silk effect! Check out my complete faux silk directions HERE. Cut a piece of white tissue paper — doesn’t have to be new — to 6″ x 5″. Wad it into a tight little ball. Then gently unwrap it without stretching the paper. You want the wrinkles. To adhere the tissue paper to the Naturals White card stock panel, first cover the panel/stamped image completely and generously with Anywhere Glue Stick. Then adhere the tissue paper, first in one corner, then in the opposite corner, then each of the other corners. Flip the card over and press with the Bone Folder. Remember, you want the wrinkles to stay in the tissue paper. Flip card back over to front.
  4. Ink sentiment from Elements of Style using Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker. Don’t forget to huff on the stamp before stamping. Stamp on a scrap of Naturals White card stock. Punch with the 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch.
  5. Use two (2) Stampin Dimensionals to layer the sentiment over Rose Red card stock, punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. Adhere to card front.
  6. Finish the card front by adhering a beautiful little Vanilla Rosette with a Mini Glue Dot. Did you know that you could dye these pretty little rosettes with your choice of Classic Stampin’ Ink to create flowers that coordinate with any of our Stampin’ Up! colors? How cool is that? Keep your eyes open…I think I’ll be featuring a dyed rosette on one of my upcoming cards!
  7. Inside is a piece of Naturals White, cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″. On this I stamped the hummingbird image in the lower left corner, again, using Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.
  8. Always remember to sign the back of your cards! Every artist should sign their creations!

inside both cards

Faux Silk - vibrant effect

Here’s how to make this card:

  1. Layer 1: Rose Red card stock, cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″
  2. Layer 2: Naturals White card stock, cut to 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  3. Layer 3: White Tissue Paper, cut to 6″ x 5″. Stamp flower image from Elements of Style on tissue paper, using Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad. With Always Artichoke, Rose Red,Blushing Bride and More Mustard Stampin’ Write Markers color the flowers and leaves. Set aside to dry. It takes a little longer for the tissue paper to dry because it isn’t very absorbent. You want to make sure it’s completely dry before you move on to the next step. Give it a little blast with the Heat Tool if you want to speed things along.
  4. Here’s where you create the faux silk effect! Check out my complete faux silk directions HERE. When the tissue paper is completely dry, wad it into a tight little ball. Then gently unwrap it without stretching the paper. You want the wrinkles. To adhere the tissue paper to the Naturals White card stock panel, first cover the panel/stamped image completely and generously with Anywhere Glue Stick. Then adhere the tissue paper, first in one corner, then in the opposite corner, then each of the other corners. Flip the card over and press with the Bone Folder. Remember, you want the wrinkles to stay in the tissue paper. Flip card back over to front.
  5. Ink sentiment from Elements of Style using Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker. Don’t forget to huff on the stamp before stamping. Stamp on a scrap of Naturals White card stock. Punch with the 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch.
  6. Use two (2) Stampin Dimensionals to layer the sentiment over Rose Red card stock, punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. Adhere to card front.
  7. Finish the card front by adhering a little row of self-adhesive pearls at the bottom of the card, as shown. Here, I used four (4) medium-sized Pearls. Did you know that you get 150 little pearls for just $4.95? (IB&C, p. 188, #119247) I cannot believe how long they’ve lasted!
  8. Inside is a piece of Naturals White, cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″. On this I stamped the hummingbird image in the lower left corner, again, using Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.
  9. Always remember to sign the back of your cards! Every artist should sign their creations!

I hope you’ll give the Faux Silk technique a try. It’s really easy! I’d love to see what you create so please share!

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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