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

Stamping trails


Carey said...

This is spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing it with us.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Kristen Conant said...

This is awesome. I love how it all looks together. VERY nice!

Carol said...

So pretty! I have tried the faux silk before with tissue paper but not with a coffee filter. Might need to try it. Thanks! Love this in black and white!

Marie said...

What a great technique....cannot wait to continue this hop and learn more. Marie

Krafting Karen said...

Carol...I used tissue paper to for this technique, but it tears so easy. That's why I went to using coffee filters.

Chris O said...

What a super-cool idea, and it looks so pretty!

Stace said...

Very cool idea, I am going to try a coffee filter. Thanks for sharing

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very cool! TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt of 1 Marine

Happy Stamper said...

I haven't used a coffee filter for the faux silk technique. I'm inspired! Thanks and your card is delightful!

Raissa Spatola said...

Very pretty! I forgot about the Doily set for this hop! Thanks for the inspiration! TFS!

Janice said...

Very cool idea and a beautiful card. Thanks for the great tip on the coffee filter, I have used tissues in the past, but the coffee filter will give it a different look.

Shari said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Karen!


inkedx2 said...

Cute card. Love the coffee filter idea.