Archive | February 2011

Emboss Resist Bliss

Here’s another card that features both emboss resist and freebies from Sale-a-Bration 🙂  Love Love Love this set!

Stamps: Bliss
Paper: Concord Crush, whisper white
Ink: concord crush
Accessories: clear emboss powder, sponge
Techniques: emboss resist

Sale-a-brate Daisies – emboss resist

Its sale-a-bration time, did you know? its a fun time with free goodies for a limited time… here’s what I did with some of my free and beautiful things 🙂

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, something to celebrate
Paper: Ice Cream Parlor dsp, daffodil delight, melon mambo, pacific point
Ink: melon mambo, old olive
Accessories: brayer, clear emboss powder, ice cream parlor buttons and ribbon, old olive taffeta ribbon
Techniques: emboss resist

Rocking the Emboss Resist technique

This version of emboss resist is called emerging color 🙂 stamp in color, stamp in versamark, add clear emboss powder and heat, then sponge or brayer ink all over and just the stamping underneath pops!

Stamps: extreme elements, grunge rock, extreme guitar
Paper: marina mist, whisper white, pear pizzazz
Ink: pear pizzazz, peach parfait, marina mist, early espresso
Accessories: clear emboss powder, brayer, chipboard letter, glitter, 1-3/4″ circle punch
Techniques: emboss resist

Valentine – Faux Silk

Valentine’s day was Monday but here’s a beautiful card for a valentine or any love-ly occasion 🙂

Stamps: I {heart} hearts, word play
Paper: pretty in pink, real red patterns, very vanilla, tissue
Ink: real red
Accessories: whisper white organza ribbon
Techniques: faux silk

Happy I Do Day – Faux Silk

I hear wedding bells 🙂 I love the sentiment for this card from the Word Play stamp set!

Stamps: Word play, elements of style
Paper: crumb cake, not quite navy, whisper white, tissue
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: old olive taffeta ribbon
Techniques: faux silk

Just Believe – Faux Silk

I cased this card from Stampin Success magazine.  This beautiful stamp set is a great way to showcase the faux silk technique.

Stamps: just believe
Paper: marina mist, rose red, old olive, whisper white
Ink: old olive, rose red
Accessories: rose red marker, blender pen, tissue, eyelet borderp unch
Techniques: faux silk

Faux Silk Technique

Last month I taught the Faux Silk technique at my technique stamp camp.  Here are some tips and a link to some instructions:

Faux Silk Technique


  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick, spray adhesive, Mono or other adhesive
  • Neutral cardstock
  • Stamps
  • Ink

Stamp image onto tissue paper, crumple tissue, and then flatten out gently, not removing the wrinkles.  Glue onto your neutral cardstock and trim any uneven edges.

You can also stamp the neutral cardstock and overlay the tissue for a more muted image.