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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday 27 May 2022

Faux Silk Technique - Stampin' Up! Totally Techniques Blog Hop

handmade fathers day card with he's the man papers

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by to see my share for the Faux Silk technique that is our May theme for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop.  

This technique can be done in a couple of ways but the way I've chosen to share with you today is really easy and fun.  

Here's how to do this simple technique

  • Cut a rectangle of DSP that is just bigger than your die and a piece of tissue paper that is then about 1 to 2 cm (1") bigger than the DSP. 
  • Smear multipurpose adhesive (Tombow) across a silicon mat and then carefully drag the right side of the DSP across the mat and use the spreader end of the glue bottle to make sure there is adhesive right up to the edges, but be sure not to leave any blobs of glue spread them all out. 
  • Crumple the tissue paper really well before carefully opening it up and placing it onto the glued DSP and whilst gently patting it down some of the creases will remain to give the impression of faux silk. Ideally you don't want big folds but you also don't want to smooth it out completely. 
  • The excess tissue paper can be cut off with a pair of scissors once the glue has dried.
  • Use your die to die cut the shape you want; I've used the Seasonal Labels dies. 
  • to finish the card add layers of the DSP with some of the die cuts included in the DSP pack and also a matt layer created using the Split Card Textures dies and add some Rustic Metal adhesive backed dots.
  • I also used Cajun Craze card and die cut the bottom of the same die for the faux silk piece to create an add on to my sentiment block.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! set. 
You can see the gentle creasing below but also the softening of the DSP which stops if from overpowering the die cut focal image of the car. 
thumbnail picture of faux silk papercraft technique

You can see another pretty floral and butterfly example of this technique from some years ago on this Stampingscene  post.  On this occasion I did the same technique but stamped on the tissue paper before adhering it to the white card.  You need to be careful with this alternative that you use a fine layer of glue to avoid the ink bleeding.  

fathers day card handmade using stampin up he's the man papers and dies

Enjoy our hop and get lots of ideas and inspiration.  

Happy weekend, keep safe and keep stamping

Zoe x

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Supply List

He's the Man papers for card making fathers day

He's the Man DSP

rustic metal self adhesive dots for paper crafting

Rustic Metallic self adhesive dots

split card texture dies stampin up

Split Card Textures Dies

seasonal label dies stampin up

Seasonal Label Dies

multi purpose adhesive Tombow

Tombow - Multi Purpose Adhesive

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