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Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Friday, So It's Time For Bloggers' Challenge Again!

The theme this week was "use your favorite technique." Well, to be honest, I'm really not sure what my favorite is, so, I decided to try something new.... I've been wanting to try this "faux silk" idea for ages and this Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity. It's so easy that I just KNOW I'll be doing this again in the near future....oh, why did I wait so long to try?!! Guess it seemed much more complicated than it actually is!!!!
I pulled out a color combo that I haven't used in a very long time.....my son's fiance wants this as her wedding colors when they get married next Spring, so I thought it would be fun to play: Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, and Very Vanilla. Soft, lovely, and very Spring-like, don't you agree?
This technique is so simple.....you can see a complete tutorial here. Unfortunately, there's some dimension to this card, so I didn't scan it (my scanner doesn't do well with "bulk" items!), and my camera is dying (I have a 2 year old Canon Elf, but the screen is blank and I'm shopping for a new one.....too expensive to fix!), so the quality of this photo is not the best....my apologies. But hopefully, you can still see the details.....check out the "wrinkled" effect. Isn't that such a cool idea? It's actually crinkled tissue paper that has been stamped and then glued down. It's so textural IRL!
Thanks for stopping by today.....have a wonderful, lovely day! AND don't forget to stop by and visit the other participating Bloggers'....you know it's always worth the visit!!
Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow
CS: Very Vanilla, Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow
Misc: Cream Taffeta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, 1/2 Pearls (Pretties Kit)
Please note: ALL materials used to make this card are from Stampin'Up!

18 comments:

Sally said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, so delicate!

Connie said...

Beautiful! I love Faux Silk. Wow...purple must really be in for weddings right now! I've heard several brides choosing that color!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty - great stamps to use with the Faux Silk Technique.

Margaret R said...

Simply gorgeous! Those images and colors work so well for that technique!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I am loving this faux silk technique! Your card is just beautiful Barbara! :D

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful Barbara! Love the colors together.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Barbara, this is the same technique I did - it so elegant. Love your card, great colours.

:) Marcia P

Barb Hardeman said...

Love everything about your card Barb, it's soft, its very feminine and I love the dimension on your butterfly.

Connie Paxman said...

Very nice color combo...I love the accents with leaves and flowers..good color.
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Wowzers! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Super pretty card. Love the colors, the stamps and what a great technique. I haven't done that one in awhile so I may have to be trying it out again.

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa Bohler said...

So pretty! Love your color choices especially! Happy Easter!

sheryl said...

Beautiful card, Barb! The colors and stamps are perfect for this technique!

Patrice Pierce said...

Beautiful card and great job with the faux silk technique!

Kristen said...

Great card Barb. Very springy!

StampingSelene said...

I love the technique you chose. How beautiful! Wonderful job.

MJ said...

Great job, this is one of those techniques that sometimes looks fab and other times so so. This is definitely one of the FAB times! Beautiful.

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