Faux Silk Technique

Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Angela McFarlane from Gold Coast, Australia.

Each month our team chooses a different technique to feature and this month we will be showcasing the Faux Silk Technique. I’ll share the process below to explain how I created my card.

At the end of my blog please ‘hop along’ to see all of the different projects made by our talented team!

Step 1

I used a piece of 10.5 x 14.8cm Basic White for the front of my card that’s bigger than my finished card front will be.

I also recycled some tissue paper and made sure it was bigger than my card front base.

Step 2

I scrunched up the tissue paper into a tight ball and I will use the thick end of my multipurpose liquid tombo glue to attach the tissue paper after stamping on the card front.

Step 3

I stamped the large fern image on the card front and die cut the matching shape out of a scrap piece of white

Step 4

I used the die cut as a rough mask, by placing it on the first stamped image.

I then stamped the other two images over the top of the die cut. The mask kept the images nicely separated.

Step 5

Then I carefully unravelled the scrunched tissue paper being careful not to tear it or smooth it out too much.

Step 6

Using the thick end of the glue – as it has a nice big applicator, I covered the entire piece of cardstock (stamped image) with a thin smear of glue.

Make sure to go right to the edges.

I used a scrap bit of paper underneath for the glue application step, which I could throw away afterwards and keep my work area glue free.

Step 7

Then I sat the tissue paper over the top and patted it down gently, making sure it was all glued down.

Try not to smooth out the wrinkles as this is what gives the card the Faux Silk look.

Step 8

I let the glue dry, then trimmed off the excess to the finished size of my card front which is 9.5 x 13.8cm.

Using a 38cm piece of Starry Sky Metallic Woven ribbon, I wrapped it around the bottom, tied a bow and popped the greeting up on dimensionals.

Both greeting and the gorgeous label it’s stamped on, are found in the Nature’s Prints Bundle.

The second layer used for contrast is the Starry Sky cardstock cut to 10 x 14.3cm. I mounted this onto my card base which is 14.8 x 21 cm folded in half.

Step 9

The blue rhinestone embellishments are coloured with the Starry Sky Stampin’ Blend. I love that you can colour your embellishments to what ever colour you need for your project.

Step 10

I decorated the envelope and inside the card by stamping partial images to make it look pretty, so when I send it out it’s true ‘Happy Mail’!

You can’t send out a ‘naked envelope’.

Please click on the next link and have a look at what the rest of our talented team has created for this month’s hop and enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, see you again soon.

Happy Stamping,


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