One of the folks in the KraftingKarensStampCamps Yahoo Group requested for Wish Wednesday yesterday that more people join the Faux Silk Technique Swap which she is hostessing -- and in a moment of madness I told her to count me in!
Actually, I'm glad I did it. The technique is super easy and fun, and I really like the results. Basically, it goes like this: (1) stamp on tissue paper, (2) smoosh and wrinkle tissue paper, (3) unsmoosh the wad of tissue paper, (4) glue tissue paper onto neutral cardstock using a glue stick. Let dry and trim to size. Voila! You got something that looks kinda like silk.
I broke into my brand new Stampin' Up! set, "Always," which I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of since I love love love it. Colors are Purely Pomegranite, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, and Wild Wasabi. The "always on my mind - forever in my heart" is stamped in black either directly on the card base or on a scrap of Blue Bayou, depending on how straight my first stamping attempt was (*grin*).
The "ALWAYS" flower is four layers: Two scallop punches, a 1-1/4" circle punch, and a 1-3/8" circle punch. The little holes in the Guava scallop were done with a teeny tiny hand punch. It's attached to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. Fun, eh?
Here's a pic of the tissue paper before I smooshed it:
... and the set of 10 cards needed for the swap:
and finally, a closer view of a single card: