Saturday, January 21, 2012
SU Stars Ebony and Ivory Hop
Hi Stampers! Welcome to the SU Stars Ebony & Ivory Hop. I'm number two on this hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning click here
The main layer for this card uses the Faux Silk technique. I've done a photo tutorial for you today so you can see how easy and fun this technique is. Stamp set used Take it to Heart, Doily background, and Delicate Doilies. I also used the word "thanks" from Rue Des Fleurs. The larger heart was stamped with white craft ink on black cardstock, then embossed with detail white embossing powder. Antique brad used for the center.
First thing you'll need to create the Faux Silk is a coffee filter. Stamp the filter with your choice of stamps and ink. After stamping is finished crumble up the filter in your hand. (great stress buster!)
Next open up the filter and smooth it out, but leave some of the wrinkles.
Cut a white piece of cardstock to the size you are using for the layer. Use a glue stick (the anywhere glue stick from SU is great for this) all over the cardstock making sure to get it into the corners also. Lay the stamped filter ink side down on your work surface then press the cardstock onto the filter.
Next trim off the edges of the filter. To miter: cut off the filter overlap at each corner on an angle.
Use adhesive to glue the edges of the filter to the back of the cardstock. You can now attach your completed piece to your card. On the above card I used the spritzer tool and a black marker to the completed layer. I made a tote and matching card last week using this technique you can see it here
I hope you enjoy the rest of the Ebony and Ivory Hop. Next up is the ever talented Charlotte Hollingsworth check out her blog here