Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Faux Silk

It's my favorite time of the month...time for a new challenge at Technique Time Tuesday!  The challenge this month is one that I have heard of but not tried before, Faux Silk.  It is SUPER easy and looks much better in person than with my crappy picture-taking skills. lol There is a great video with directions on the TTT website but I will walk you through what I did for my card
The first step is to stamp your images on tissue paper. I didn't think I had any white tissue paper, but then I remembered there is a sheet in between each page of window sheets!  So I was able to put that to use and recycle it. :) I stamped my leaves using the Rock-n-Roll Technique, where you ink it in the lighter color and then roll the edges of the stamp in the darker color. This is a two-step stamp set so I then stamped each leaf outline in Early Espresso. Next you need to carefully wad up your beautiful creation, being careful not to tear it when you unfold it.  This gives it wonderful texture!  The next step is to glue the tissue paper to Whisper White cardstock. I stamped mine first with some of the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge, hoping they would show through a little bit. And they did!  I used a glue stick to glue my tissue paper to the WW cardstock and then die cut it with the Window Frames Framelit.  I then inked the edges with Early Espresso ink to really make it pop off the card.  Here is a close-up shot where you can kind of see the texture on the print:
As I mentioned before, it looks much better in person!

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Spread the Joy
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Tools: Window Frames Framelits, Paper-Piercing Tool
Accessories: Tissue Paper, Dimensionals


  1. This is so awesome, Shana!!! LOVE the fun fall theme and I think the colors you chose are brilliant! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful stamping, and gorgeous autumnal colours. It looks just like printed silk. Awesome job!

    Louise xx