Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Faux Cloisonne

I am going to have to admit right now that I have no idea what cloisonne is...or faux cloisonne. Soooo...I have no idea if my card fits our new challenge at Technique Time Tuesday or not! hahaha  I followed the directions given here at Splitcoaststampers and I really do love my card though!  Forgive me if it is not quite faux cloisonne though. :) It may have more of the cloisonne look if I had used metallic embossing powder, but the directions did say you could also use colored embossing powder so who knows!
I started by choosing a magazine page with lots of bright colors. This particular part of the page started out as some colorful little houses side-by-side.  I embossed my flowers with three different colors of embossing powder: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.  The pages kind of curled on their own as I heated the embossing powder, which I thought added a nice effect to my flowers.  The background took me 5 tries to get perfect!  No matter how many times I stamped off, the Melon Mambo script was just too dark for my liking!  When I was finally satisfied with it, I stamped the stems once and then did some selective coloring to get me the extra stem on the right. I lucked out and had 3 large rhinestones left, which created perfect blingy centers for my flowers. :) I also stamped my sentiment off once on scrap paper to get it the perfect color. I know from experience that sometimes the images are darker than I want them after the first stamp!

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, En Francais, Field Flowers
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, VersaMark
Tools: Pansy Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, magazine page, Rhinestones


  1. Shana ur card looks so pretty, even though I too have no clue about the technique but ur card truly is amazing.

  2. I like the pink embossing!!! The paper you used is SO fun, too! This is great, Shana! Perfectly cheerful! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  3. They are such pretty flowers. Love that pale background, it sure was worth persevering with!

    Louise xx

  4. Shana I love this cheerful card! The flowers are so pretty in the three different powders. I love how they turned out!

  5. Love this whimsical, colorful card you made. great magazine page to showcase the Faux Cloisonné technique. Lovely card.