Saturday, April 24, 2010


JJ aka Judy B (The Stamping Pad) had posted a few days ago cards that were faux silk, loved the look of the cards and had to give it a try. She was kind enough to give me the information and directed me to a video. The video is from Papertry Ink, this is wonderful video and gives you all the information for this wonderful technique.

The base of my card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut the blue mat 4x5 1/4, and distressed the edges of the card with blue ink, and the blue mat was distressed with black ink. Stamped a piece of cream cardstock with butterflies from an Inkadinkado stamp set, the size is 3 3/4 x 5, colored in the butterflies with colored markers. Did the faux silk technique, and then stamped a single butterfly, colored it and also did the faux silk technique. The blue strip of paper was also stamped with a smaller butterfly using black ink. Used a paper punch this time for the blue scalloped mat behind the single butterfly. Wanted to keep the card pretty simple so just added the one word sentiment, "enjoy."

This is a great technique and I can't wait to try some different stamps, really "enjoyed" making the card, and hope you "enjoy" it also. Please let me know if you give this a try would love to see all of your wonderful projects.

This card also happen to meet a couple of challenges:

1. Crafty Creations ---distressing

2. Simon Says ---Wings

3. Our Creative Corner--Butterflies

Once again a special thanks to JJ for sharing this information, she is true inspiration.

Also I'd like to send a special shout out to my sister, Kay, she just had knee surgery and is on the road to recovery. She and my daughter and trying some new products out today with their electric Big Shot. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.


  1. Really pretty Sue and thanks for sharing the video, its new to me!

  2. Very pretty hun The video was cool too! I didn't know about this technique either so there's another one to try

    Love Dawn xx

  3. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week in our Distressing challenge! Lovely card! Cheers Claire x

  4. Gorgeous card :-) I have just watched the video too , have never seen this technique before :-)
    You have really made a fantastic job with this !! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. So pretty! Lovely faux silk technique and distressing! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  6. Wow, Sue, I really enjoyed the video (once I found where I could turn off your beautiful music, since I couldn't hear the instructions)! What a wonderful technique. Your card is fantastic and a great example of faux silk. I'm off to go try it.

    PS. I do love your choice of music!



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