Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC59)! This week I am hosting!  I am challenging you all to "fake it"! We are using faux techniques this week on our cards and projects. There are a list of many amazing faux ideas in theTutorial section at SCS. Check them out here. So, create something faux fabulous with us this week. We would love to see what you create!

I chose to make Faux Silk.    I am using Flourishes Sweet Peas and Tag Lines stamp sets.  I used regular tissue paper that I would put in with a birthday gift bag.  I stamped my smaller sweet peas onto the white tissue paper using Momento Tuxedo Ink.  I colored the image using Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Hollyhock and Meadow.  I had a difficult time with the copics only because the tissue paper had a tendancy to bleed a bit.  Of course, I left it because this is what real silk would do, too.  So, this bleeding sort of gives it a real faux finish.  Makes it more plausible.

I cut out the image with a circle nestabilities.  I cut out the same image using Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  I put glue stick all over the white cardstock and adhered my tissue.   It is very important not to smooth out all of the wrinkles as that is what gives it the faux silk look.  I ran both back through with the same die cut only together this time to get rid of any frayed edges and unevenness.  I think it sort of set the creases for me too.  I love this technique and would love to try it again.  It is definitely one of the more easier techniques to try. 

This card is also for SCS Color Combo Challenge (CC263)!  This week is all about Pink Creamy Durangos!  Pretty In Pink, Creamy Caramel, and Dusty Durango!  You have to see the link and picture to believe this one!  This week's dessert option is LEAVES!

Please check out the other blog team designers did with the fake it with fauxs!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Comments are greatly appreciated and I do try to return all that I receive!



19 comments:

  1. Beautifully soft card, Betty! Love it.

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  2. Beautiful card Betty, so soft and pretty, love it
    hugs Mandy xx

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  3. Looks like raw silk to me!!! Gorgeously done Betty!!

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  4. Betty this is sooo beautiful,, LOVE the layers and that gorgeous ribbon..LOVE your bow center!

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  5. Gorgeous Betty!! What a beautiful technique. As always the details on this card are amazing!

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  6. Gorgeous, Betty! I can't believe we chose the same technique, LOL!! GMTA! :)

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  7. Good Morning Betty - I saw your card over on SCS l;ast night and still think it's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! The silk technique is fab and I so need to try it :)!!! Love your CC too...the cookies look delicious and I'm happy you got your *dusty* LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

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  8. WOW, Betty, your cards looks fabulous!!! I love the faux silk look. Your flower looks awesome and I think that thebleeding of the Copics kind of make it look like watercolored ......gorgeous!!! I love it!! Hugs and blessing, Sabrina

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  9. This is beyond gorgeous, Betty!! The faux silk looks fabulous with the sweet pea. Beautiful layout and color combo!

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  10. Hey girl, this is stunning. I love that sweet peas image and your colors and technique are amazing!!

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  11. Gorgeous, Betty! So feminine. Love the faux silk and, of course, the Sweet Peas. Another of your unfailingly beautiful designs!

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  12. Love your faux card and it makes us want to use the old fake nose wipe material( tissue) & get creative. My favorite set the sweetpeas and it is a lovely creation you offered up. Pat

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  13. I've never tried that technique, but man-oh-man I LOVE the look of it!

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  14. Betty,
    Gorgeous card. I definately have to try this technique.
    I've been trying to reach you through SCS but I must be doing something wrong. Please email me concerning Flourishes:
    nancy_brown@verizon.net

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  15. so pretty in pink.....really a pink delight

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  16. This is so pretty Betty. I have not used this technique in so long.. Great job..

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  17. beautiful faux silk. Wonderful card.

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