Monday, 20 January 2020

Faux Silk Technique - using Power Of Hope - Video Tutorial


In today's Video I show you two different methods of applying the Faux Silk Technique.

I thought the Power of Hope stamp set would be the perfect choice to showcase this technique.

This stamp set comes FREE as a bundle with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder as part of our Sale-a-Bration promotion when you make a qualifying purchase. You can select the bundle as your FREE item when you make a purchase of £90. Full details of this promotion can be found under the Current Promotions tab at the top of this Blog.


Poppy Parade is the red colour used and Call Me Clover is the green. I created both of the Call Me Clover cards in the Video.

For this first method, you stamp onto a piece of Tissue paper, colour it and then add it to a Whisper White circle. The colours remain rich and vibrant.


With the second method, you stamp and colour onto Whisper White card and then add Tissue to it later on. The colours are a lot more muted with this method.

I do prefer the first results - I like the bright colour :o) I think the second method lends itself to backgrounds more ... but I do like both results :o)


Before adding the Tissue to the card, it is scrunched up. The card is covered with glue and the Tissue added on top and just gently pressed down. You want to retain as much of the creasing as possible, so don't smooth it onto the card. 


The Grey Granite background layer was embossed with the Stone 3D folder. I then distressed it by sponging on a little of the same colour ink.

Here is the Video ...


Measurements

Note: If you use A4 as your standard sheet of card – follow the metric measurements (cms).
If you use 8½” x 11” as your standard sheet of card – follow the imperial measurements (inches).

         
Call Me Clover card base                         ½ an A4 standard sheet of card          
                                                                                                 (US 8½”x 11”)

Whisper White (inside)                            14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4)

Grey Granite                                             14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4”) 

You will need Tissue paper and additional Call Me Clover and Whisper White card for the stamping/die cutting etc.



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Friday, 17 January 2020

Inlaid Frame Card using Breathtaking Bouquet


I loved the look of the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp when I saw it in our new Mini catalogue, so decided to make a card with it as soon as I received it :o)

This is such a simple card, but it does show how lovely this stamp is.


For this first card, I stamped and embossed the image with White powder.

I then used a Blending Brush to add Seaside Spray ink al over the panel.


I used the two of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles set to cut a frame from the centre of the panel and then used the same dies to create a frame from Basic Black cardstock. It was then simply a case of piecing everything together :o)


I wanted to try our Shimmer White embossing powder with this second card. This has silver glitter in it and is very pretty.


The sentiment comes from another new set - Label Me Bold. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and overstamped using Versamark before embossing with Clear powder. I then cut it out by hand.

The Black Rhinestones are retired ... you can get a similar effect by using our Basic Pearls or Rhinestones and colouring them with the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends alcohol marker.



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