Monday, November 3, 2008

...Friendship Lasts Forever

This is the last of the club projects for this month! I decided to show the ladies how to do the "Faux Silk Technique" (described below). You can see the effect this technique gives your focal image in the close-up picture above. I had just recently purchased the set "Season of Friendship", so I wanted to use it on this card. I started with a 4-1/4" square card base of Pink Pirouette Cardstock, then added a large, dark mat of Bravo Burgundy Cardstock that was stamped with the leaves from the same set in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink. A strip of Whisper White Cardstock and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper were added across the burgundy panel. The tree in the focal image was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink while the leaves were stamped in Regal Rose Classic Ink. I stamped the leaves in a darker color so they would be seen after the technique was performed over the stamped images.

Now here's the technique: I took a piece of White Tissue Paper and cut it 1/4 of an inch larger than the white cardstock, wadded it up into a tight ball, lightly smoothed it out (the more wrinkles the better they shows up), and set it aside. I used a Sponge Brush to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Sealer over the entire focal panel (paying special attention to the edges and corners), then placed the wrinkled tissue paper over the panel. I used my hand to push the tissue paper into the layer of sealer to allow it to set. After the panel was dry, I applied some SNAIL Adhesive to each of the four sides on the back of the panel, then trimmed the tissue paper at the corners of the focal image by cutting diagonally just above the point in the corner. Since the adhesive was on the back of the panel, it was easy to wrap the tissue paper around the sides and stick it to the back. The sentiment was stamped on top of the tissue paper in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink, then the focal panel was matted with more Pink Pirouette Cardstock and Bravo Burgundy Cardstock before being popped up off of the large burgundy background piece using Dimensionals. I finished it off by piercing around the image panel using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, and adding three dots to each corner with my White Signo Gel Pen.
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose
Accessories: tissue paper, mod podge (matte) sealer, sponge brush, white gel pen, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, adhesive, scissors

That's it for today! I will be cutting out cardstock and designer paper for all the clubs this month, so I will be very busy the rest of the day. I hope to see you all tomorrow though, so please stop back by. Thanks for coming over to see what I have been up to, and until later...


Marie said...

This is fabulous! I've never stamped after putting the tissue on the CS so I'll have to try it this way. I am doing this technique for a club of mine too later this month and will have to see which is easier!! TFS

Debbie Olson said...

Mercy, this is totally gorgeous! I think I must try it---TFS!