Monday, June 29, 2009

PMS Monday Challenge - Faux Silk

Have you ever tried this technique...faux silk? It's so easy! I had been putting off doing this challenge because I was certain it was going to give me a headache! I think I got one just worrying about it! Our fellow PMS DT member, Tina Hale, chose this technique for our challenge this week and I'm so glad she did! Here is a link to a great tutorial on SCS that Beate Johns did, and here is what I came up with.I hope you can click on the picture to see the wrinkles in the tissue paper (I've not been having luck with clicking on the picture feature lately!). I stamped the stars and flourish from Starstruck in Night of Navy and Yo Yo Yellow (when was the last time you used this bright color?) on a larger piece of tissue paper. Then I crinkled it up and flattened it out. I covered a piece of white cardstock with a glue stick, placed the tissue over it, and trimmed off the edges. That's it for the technique! Pretty easy, huh? One thing I do recommend is that you stamp on a piece of scrap paper to protect your surface because the ink does bleed right through the tissue paper. I wanted to leave more of the background, but my sentiment really covered a lot of it up. This sentiment is one of three great ones in the set. I liked this one because my ribbon has stars and moons on it. (I was just thinking...wouldn't this be a great graduation card?) I used a soft brush to add some color to the sentiment while it was still in the long rectangle nestie (I finally got to use these and PMS sells them!) and added the navy star. This card came together very easily and I really like the Yo Yo Yellow and Night of Navy together.

I hope you decide to try this technique (since I've just raved about it!). If you do, please link your direct post to Mr. Linky on the
PMS blog. You don't have to use PMS stamps, but if you have them, why not use them? If you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC17. I can't wait to see all the entries! Thanks for stopping by today!
Recipe
Stamps: Starstruck (PMS)
Paper: Neenah white, night of navy, yo yo yellow, tissue paper
Ink: Night of navy, yo yo yellow
Accessories: Long rectangle nesties, Offray ribbon, glue stick, dimensionals

6 comments:

Tina said...

Wow, very striking. Love it!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

It's beautiful Lisa! Love the stars! ANd yes, it would make a great grad card!

Kim said...

Lisa, that's gorgeous - I'm so CASE'ing that card sometime!

Cheryl said...

Great card, Lisa! Love the faux silk-it's on my to do list! Great colors, too!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very cute! It has been a long time since I did this technique. I'm pretty sure I used a liquid glue though. I think the glue stick would be much less messy.

Silke said...

Super cute card - Lisa!!! I haven't used this technique yet, but it looks awesome :)!!! Hugs ~S~

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