Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Faux Silk "Praying For You"

This is the card we did at our latest Technique Club using "Faux Silk." The stamp set is "Thoughts & Prayers,", which I think really lends itself well to this technique. To get this look, all you need is tissue paper (the kind used with gift bags) & a glue stick or other spreadable adhesive. First, stamp on the tissue paper--any kind of coloring works--you can even watercolor. I colored my stamp with markers. Then, crumple up the tissue & spread back out. Apply glue stick all over white cardstock & smooth the tissue over the cardstock (but not too smooth--you want the wrinkles to show). Next, you can either trim off the excess tissue or, like I did here, run your aquapainter or a wet brush along the edge of the cardstock & gently pull the tissue off. The second way gives it a "fiberish" look, for lack of a better word.

A couple of other details here--I dusted off my Color Spritzer tool to add a little visual interest & added glitter to the flowers. I simply used glue dots to keep the ribbon fold in place. & finally--notice the super-cute scalloped oval punch? Thought you might enjoy a sneak peek of an Occasions Mini Catalog offering (coming April 1)!


  1. So, so, so pretty!! I love colors and the use of the oval punch. I haven't even used mine yet! Eep.

  2. That's a technique I haven't used in ages! Always great to have a reminder. Your card is so pretty! Love the scallop punch, I didn't get that in my preorder...now I wish I had. I'll wait until April I guess :) The colors are so pretty!

  3. This is beautiful! I haven't tried this technique yet, and you're inspiring me to do it. I think I need that stamp set too...

  4. Oh I just love this. I can't wait to get my hands on this stamp set!