The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, October 8, 2010

Faux Silk Poinsettia

Happy Friday, everyone!! I wanted to share a card that I made yesterday for the SCS Ways to Use It challenge, WT291, which was to use tissue paper. I chose to use the Faux Silk technique, which involves stamping on tissue paper. A great tutorial for it is found HERE on SCS. I first used this technique back in the spring and really loved how it turned out. I was so glad for the nudge this challenge gave me to use it again!! (And here's a closeup showing the texture of the faux silk a little better.)
This is my fourth SNEAK PEEK of the six new clear stamp sets that will released by Mark's Finest Papers next week. This set is called, appropriately enough, Seasonal Poinsettias. I'm looking forward to doing some watercolor painting with this set next week!

The color combo is for the new Play Date Cafe challenge (PDCC50) to use melon and green. I thought these would be perfect for a "pink poinsettia" card! I stamped the poinsettia in Versamark on tissue paper and used chalks to color it in. I figured that most other coloring methods would bleed on the tissue, and I love the soft look the chalks gave this image--the perfect look for my faux silk!

And I broke out my new lime green baker's twine for this card. I am SO glad I got some--I'm just loving this new twine!! It's going to be great for all of my holiday projects.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Seasonal Poinsettias
Paper: white tissue paper, Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection DP, The Paper Company CS
Ink: Versamark, Palette boudoir blush
Accessories: MS deco fan corner & border punches, CM corner rounder punch, sewing machine, Stampin' Pastels, Xyron, dimensionals, lime green baker's twine, adhesive pearls
Techniques: faux silk, Poppin' pastels, background stamping, machine stitching

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Love that MS punch and you have used it wonderfully. Great touch with the twine too!

maryr917 said...

great technique card emily-love your poinsettia

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a stunning, beautiful Christmas card, Emily. That faux silk technique is something I need to try! You did a fab job! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. I like the framing, great card.

Maria said...

Very pretty card. Poinsettias are so lovely! Beautiful border and twine gives it a great touch!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. I have never tried this technique before.. It looks great with this stamp.. Love this.. I always forget to tell you that I LOVE your blog header..Looks great.

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Susan Allan said...

Gorgeous... love all that texture!!
Sue xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty, Emily! Great technique and awesome job with the colors! Love that punched border around the focal piece, sets off your whole design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Emily! Love the faux silk Poinsettia! I haven't tried this technique - thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges

Sarah Anderson said...

That punch really sets off the poinsettia beautifully! Thanks so much for playing in the play date cafe this week :)

Sally Atkins said...

This is a technique I have never tried but it looks gorgeous, Emily. I'm so pleased you gave us a close-up view as you can really see just how delicate and pretty the effect is. I love your green and white twine, too - perfect for Christmas!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This technique looks fab! I love the effect on that flower:) Love that twine--must get some of that!! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Ruby said...

What a lovely technique, you've made it work so well for you, your card is really pretty. I love your punched border too! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the PDCC this week!

Suzanne C said...

WOnderful frame and love the chalked image. Sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Wanda said...

Pretty card.. Thanks for playing along on Delightful Challenges... Huggles