Suave Suede

Hello My Stampin' Friends,

What a busy week we've had here at our house.  Mike was traveling and actually got to come home a day early.  YAY!  We were all very happy to see his smiling face when he came through the door tonight.

I had some wonderful ladies here tonight for Technique Boutique class.  We had such a relaxing time and they loved their new techniques.  I thought I'd share one of them with you today.  It will be a sneak peek for all of you coming to Chic Techniques next Tuesday.  ;-)

This fun technique is called Faux Silk...

Isn't that texture just YUMMY?  The Whisper White panel is covered with a piece of white tissue paper that was stamped with leaves from the "Gently Falling" stamp set.  The images are just beautiful.

Wood Mount: #123802       Clear Mount: #123804

I stamped the solid images in More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie and I stamped the outline images in Early Espresso.  I also added a little "umph" by using the Color Spritzer Tool and my Early Espresso Stampin' Marker.  It's such a cool way of adding more interest to your piece.

Color Spritzer Tool: #107066

After I stamped the images I crumpled up the tissue paper very small.  I unfolded it and spread it back out being careful not to smooth out all of the wrinkles.  THAT'S what we want it to have.  I then used my Multi Purpose Glue Stick and completely covered the piece of card stock that was already the size I wanted it.  I layered the stamped tissue on top of it and smoothed it out.  You can then just trim off the excess or you can wrap the excess on the sides around and adhere them to the back of the piece.  It is a gorgeous technique and you can use it with tons of different stamp sets.

The greeting and the Pumpkin Pie base it's mounted on are both cut with the Big Shot and the "Window Frames" Designer Framelits.  I embossed the larger of the two with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  I then sponged a little Early Espresso ink on it to bring out the grain texture.

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Now...I'm off to get ready for Friday and the "Frankenstorm"....It should be an interesting weekend. 

Wishing you a magical day,


  1. Your card is great. I haven't used this technique in so long. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. I haven't tried this technique, but it sounds pretty simple! Beautiful card and just the right colors for Fall! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks SO much! It is SO easy and it's even prettier in person. :-)

  4. Very pretty, I love the colors and textures.


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