Friday, November 4, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps SOAP, Day 4

Welcome to the final day of the "Stamp of Approval Parade" at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  It's been so much fun sharing all of these Christmas projects!  Claire has SO many wonderful sets to choose from :)! 


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!!

Guess what?  Now it's YOUR turn to get crafty for Christmas!  Here's the information for the CASE competition this month! 

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! 



Supplies:

Star Card:
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

Holly card:
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


18 comments:

Robin said...

These are beautiful... such a cool technique!!
Tempted to try it!!
Robin

Susan said...

Your faux silk cards are stupendous. Thanks for the inspiration!

cbuswell said...

SO pretty, love the effect!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

What an interesting technique -- I'm off to get some tissue paper to give this a whirl. TYFS

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Sandie said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the tissue paper technique, thanks for sharing that. The seasons of love-tags set is among my very favourites :D

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful cards with sparkle and 'wrinkles' Kelly!!! LOL!! What a great technique (how have I missed this??!!) I'll be trying it out over the weekend now!

June K. said...

I love your wrinkled tissue and coarse glitter. Wow, these are lovely.

snowbear said...

I LOVE the look of the silk faux finish. Great job.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Kelly! Love the tissue paper technique background and the shimmery accents!

Becca Feeken said...

You are our brilliant technique queen!! I love every technique I see you do and ya got me - you make me wanna have a try with every one I see! This is simply scrumptious Kelly - you are such a sweet blessing with your amazing techniques!!

Deirdre said...

Stunning, love what you created - fab technique.

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Kelly! I have loved all your projects this week--SO much inspiration! I used patterned tissue on a card once. Now I need to try the stamped version. Thanks for a great week!

I'm Renee said...

I absolutely LOVEY!!!
They are both stunningly gorgeous!
This technique...
so simple...
so stunning...
I'm going to start stamping backgrounds right now!!!

anya said...

Kelly! These are awesome! I love the wrinkles *and* the glitter. Your holly card is super gorgeous!

Cassandra said...

Love the faux silk Kelly, I will definitely give this idea a go, and dust off that stamp set.

Debgem said...

Now that's a technique I'm definitely going to try - it looks wonderful! Love the sparkle from the glitter too. Such lovely cards!

carla said...

Nice work with the tissue paper. I've used it for background in altered books, but hadn't thought about stamping on the background page first.

Kary said...

So beautiful!! I've never tried this technique before, it looks fun and adds a great texture to your projects. Thanks for sharing!