Faux Silk Technique Fall Greeting Card


I know.... it's only July. But, as usually happens with crafters, my mind is already fast-forwarding to fall. So, last night at a workshop, I shared the faux-silk technique as well as this fall-inspired card as one of our make-and-takes.

If you've never done this particular technique, you'll be happy to know it's quite easy. Simply:
  • Stamp your images onto tissue paper (the kind you use in gift bags)
  • Crumple up the paper and set it aside. This always makes people cringe - but just do it, it will be ok ;)
  • Now take a piece of neutral cardstock (the size of the focal image on your card) and rub a glue stick over the entire piece
  • Open up your crumpled paper, straighten it out a bit, and adhere it to your glue-covered card stock


You now have a beautiful piece of artwork with the visual texture of silk. I invite you to try out the technique - you won't be sorry you did!

Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Dusty Durango (115654), Chocolate Chip (100908), Crushed Curry (115659)
Paper: Dusty Durango (textured), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper (115668)
Other: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain (109051), Vintage Brads (109109), Glue Sticks (104045), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)