Thursday, 18 June 2015

Faux Silk

Hello everyone!! I'm sharing a stamping technique that I tried out recently. I was inspired by Rajni Chawla's contest to follow a video tutorial on Youtube and create your own project using the technique. I used to shy away from the video tutorials and used to prefer pictorial tutorials until a few months back. Maybe it was because, back then our internet connection was very slow and the videos used to take a lot of time to stream and I usually don't have the patience. Now I've started to watch videos from certain channels on a regular basis and I really enjoy them!!

I found this technique called Faux Silk technique or the Tissue paper technique. Most of you might know it already. But it was certainly new to me. So I decided to try it. I watched 2 videos on this technique - Lisa's Faux Silk technique and Christine's Faux Silk technique. Both of these videos explained the technique very well. Do watch them when you get the time.

Here's the first card I made using this technique (Ya!! I made 2 cards):





I used white tissue paper and stamped it with the rose and leaf from Winnie & Walter's - The Big, the Bold and Extras with grey and silver inks. I also stamped the dots from the same stamp set with white ink to give a soft accent. I really tried hard to get them on picture. I then glued the tissue paper on to white cardstock and trimmed off the excess.

I stamped the banner from the same set on to white tissue paper with grey ink. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and You. I glued this tissue paper on to white cardstock and fussy cut it. I then mounted it on the other tissue paper panel with foam tape. I added a few iridescent sequins. I mounted it on 5x7 card base. I didn't have grey colored cardstock. So I used my marker to draw the border around the tissue paper panel.

The color combination was inspired by Shay's card in the Parentville Extras Rerun. This is her card.


Submitting this card to Beyond Grey Challenge - Cards onlyWinnie & Walter's Parentville Extras rerunVirginia's View Challenge - Monochromatic and Word Art Wednesday.

For the second card, I thought of trying embossing.



I used a light peach colored tissue for this. I love this color. I stamped it with LOTV Corners Magical Florals (psst this was my first stamp set :D) and embossed it with gold powder. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co's Basically Said. I embossed it with Hero Arts gold powder. I glued the tissue paper on to white cardstock (actually it is advised to use the same color cardstock as the tissue, but I wanted to try using white cardstock.) I wanted to add a border of gold, but I preferred the gold color to be similar to the embossed one. So I drew the border on my card base with my embossing pen and embossed it with gold powder. Then I mounted the panel onto my card base. I hope you can see the beautiful color combination of peach with gold.


Submitting this card to A Blog Named Hero - Favorite - embossing is my favorite technique, especially with gold powder, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Favorite technique/product - Embossing is my favorite technique, especially with gold

So do you like this technique? Do let me know your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!!

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50 comments:

  1. I havent tried the faux silk ..I once saw it I think on our Pooja's blog and wanted to try it but then forgot about it...Thank you for the inspiration my friend
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. thanks for your kind words Sonia :)

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  2. Berina, this is just gorgeous the two cards are stunning. I have not watched the video but will do so later...lovely cards.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  3. As always a super make Berina.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  4. Truly lovely! The cold embossing and peach/coral background really stand out! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Ombre/Monochromatic” Challenge!

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  5. I think I meant "gold", but I might have typed cold...? Sorry about that!

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    1. thank you so much Virginia :) no problem :)

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  6. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing! hugs.

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  7. your cards make say just Beautiful.

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  8. Such lovely cards! I will definitely be trying this technique!

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  9. Lovely collection of cards.

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  10. Berina, what a beautiful card! Just lovely!

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  11. What a pretty pair of cards using that technique! Gorgeous!

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  12. Great cards! The second card is perfect for Father's Day!

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  13. Pretty cards, the embossing is a nice touch.
    Shanna :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  15. Great technique...love the embossing! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful FWF card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  17. This is lovely, Berina. I'm so grateful to have you play along with us, and please stop by again soon. I always LOVE having you share in our challenges.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. thank you so much for your kind words :)

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  18. I haven't seen this technique on a card before - so very delicate and pretty.
    Outstanding card - love the design.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  19. Love the CAS design of all your cards. What a blessing it is for us that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week and hope you join us again this week. I want to share the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 telling us, ” However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” Have a blessed weekend…

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  20. Okay three times rather than twice! Many thanks for playing along with another great card. :-)

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  21. Interesting ...i'd like to try once...
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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  22. Awww....so very delicate.....nvr seen this technique.
    Thanks fr sharing video and also thanks fr paticipating in Happy Giveaway.
    Wish u gud luck!!

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