For my last projects, I used one of my favorite techniques...the Faux Silk Technique. The finished product will leave your card recipients saying...."Now how did you DO that?" We don't have to tell them how EASY it is! There is a great tutorial about it written by Beate Johns HERE at Splitcoastampers. I think there are really 2 ways to do this technique, so I'll share how I did mine...
First I stamped snowflakes from Seasons of Love-Tags on Vintage Cream cardstock to make my own background. Then, I took a glue stick and covered the entire stamped portion. I crumpled up a piece of tissue paper (the more wrinkles the better), straightened it out again, laid it on the glue, and smoothed it right over the images. Lastly, I cut the excess tissue off around the edges, and added some Antique Linen Distress ink in places to enhance the aged appearance. (I think Beate actually stamps on the tissue paper, crumples it, and then lays it down on plain cardstock...but I tend to have a hard time stamping on the tissue!)
See those wrinkles? I think they look so pretty (now if only that were true for our clothes)! I stamped the star and sentiment, also from Seasons of Love-Tags, and coated it with Martha Stewart Clear Coarse Glitter. I added that fun bias tape in a crisscross pattern, and attached the star with some twine and cream twill tape.
How about another Faux Silk card with Festive Foliage and a sentiment from Say It Loud-Winter Holiday!
I even put my rusty jingle bells away for a moment to get out my SILVER ones!
Wrinkly AND sparkly!!
We hope that you have enjoyed, and have been inspired, the past few days from our Stamp of Approval Parade; highlighting Claire's lovely Christmas and holiday sets. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.
Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.
We hope you will enjoy this competition and that it will inspire you be creative. You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on November10th, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on November 11th.
I have had SO much fun sharing these projects with you this week, and I can't thank you enough for all of your sweet comments. Now be sure to stop by the following Design Team Members' blogs for more Christmas inspiration!
Stamps: Seasons of Love-Tags, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream and Kraft, Papertrey Ink, and tissue paper
Ink: Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen, VersaColor Umber ink, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream on edges
Other: Martha Stewart Clear Coarse Glitter, twine, bias tape, Vintage Cream twill tape, PTI, and dimensionals
Stamps: Festive Foliage and Say It Loud-Winter Holiday, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink and tissue paper
Ink: Brilliance black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Fresh Ink in Currant
Other: Martha Stewart Clear Coarse Glitter, rhinestone, satin ribbon, silver jingle bell, twine, dimensionals