Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Faux Silk-For YOU!

Hi Friends... Todays Techn{ink} Tuesday
Faux Silk

This Techn{ink} took less than 2 minutes and although I was a 
little uncertain about it in the beginning, Im so excited about how it came out. 

Lets get started

First you will take a clean piece of Tissue Paper and cut it down 
to the dimension you will need, I used a 5" x 5 1/2"

You can use which ever stamp you would like, but 
here I used Music Notes (#120327) with 
a little help from my Stampin Around Handle (#102971)
and dipped into More Mustard (#126964)

Once that was dried I crinkled and wrinkled it into the little ball you see
I unwrapped and did it a couple times to get my Tissue Paper 
very wrinkled

I simply unwrapped the Tissue Paper
**do not flatten and roughen out any wrinkles**
and I adhered to my 4 1/2" x 5" Very Vanilla cardstock
using my Glue Stick (#104045)

Once this was done, placing the card upside down to avoid ripping
I trimmed this portion of my card to its final size of 3 3/4" x 5" 
using my Stampin Trimmer (#126889)

After adding a few embellishments, I attached to a final cardstock 
of Not Quite Navy (#101722) cut to 8" x 5 1/2" and folded in half

Heres our final card and I enhanced the photo a bit to show the Faux Silk Detail. 
I think it came out quite beautiful. This card just sings to me, 
I hope you enjoyed this quick 
Tuesday Techn{ink}

Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318, 

and Not Quite Navy #101722 

Ink: More Mustard #126964, Not Quite Navy #126971 and 
Crumb Cake #126975

Stamps: Timeless Treasures #120615 and Music Notes #120327

Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Decorative Label #120907, Stampin Trimmer #106959, Stampin Around Handle #102971, 
Taffeta Ribbon #109070Victoria Lace #118481, Glue Stick #104045, 
Dimensionals #104430 and Snail Adhesive #104332


  1. I love your instructions. Nicely done and beautiful technique.

  2. Thanks Melisa, I hoped they weren't too much, I appreciate the feedback ;)

  3. Beautiful card....love this technique...thanks for sharing