Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Faux silk card using Stampin' Up! products

Today, we focus on flowers which are appropriate images ANY day of the year. This is an older technique, but still one of my favorites!  It adds so much detail to a card with just a little effort. It is known as the faux silk technique and you use tissue paper to look like silk.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Butterfly Basics Faux Silk card created with Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.


  • Stamp SetsButterfly Basics (138813 wood) (138816 clear); Vertical Greetings (141873 wood) (141876 clear)
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride (131198); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – StazOn Jet Black (101406)
  • Misc. – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682); Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (131263); Stamping Sponges (141337); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL adhesive (104332); Tissue Paper
  • Blushing Bride:            4 1/4" x 11                   2 1/2" x 4 5/8”              
  • Basic Black:                4” x 5 1/4"                    2 3/8” x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White :           3 7/8” x 5 1/8”              3 1/2" x 5” 

  1. Score the Blushing Bride card base at 5 1/2" and fold.
  2. Use Stazon Jet Black ink to stamp the flower image from Butterfly Basics onto a piece of tissue paper (3 1/2" x 5”).  Color the flower using Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  Crumple tissue.
  3. On the smallest piece of Whisper White cardstock sponge on a light layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Uncrumple the tissue paper art piece and lay on top of the glue, leaving wrinkles in it.  Allow to dry.  After the art piece is dry cut to 2 1/4" x 4 3/8”.
  4. Double wrap a piece of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the art piece and tie a bow.
  5. Use Stazon Jet Black to stamp Happy Birthday from Vertical Greetings onto the Whisper White mat.
  6. Glue all the mats together.
  7. Pop up the matted art piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
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Butterfly Basics (annual catalog, page 113)


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