Friday, January 2, 2009

Melanie's Blogaversary Day 3 and Faux Linen Technique

Here is another card using A Year of Flowers, in honor of Melanie's big blogaversary celebration. There are still fabulous prizes to be won, so head on over to Mel's blog, Head, Hands and Heart to get entered. Today's prize is a HUGE assortment of colored CS from Paper Temptress. She has three packs to give away to different people. She is also offering 25% off the Pop tones assortment all month for everyone!

After that, be sure to check out all the gorgeous projects being shared by Melanie's spectacular guest designers,

Carolyn,

Donna,

Jessica,

Lee,

Michelle,

Carolina,

Joanne

Gina K - Gina has some amazing candy on her blog today, too!


Edited to add - I just saw that Jennie (aka Starbucks_Stamper) has a blog candy giveaway going on right now. She is giving away Asela's new set, Framed Friends.


The limited supply challenge at SCS today was to use your favorite stamp(s) or stamp company and use your favorite color combo and embellishments. I didn't have to look far to find my favorites. They are always at hand.

In addition to A Year of Flowers (one of my most favorite stamp sets ever), I used nestabilities, my Perfectly Paisly cuttlebug folder, brads, ribbon and for my color combination I used Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip.

I used the faux linen technique with Pearl Ex Powder on the top layer.

I started by cutting a piece of Gina K Pure Luxury white cardstock with my Labels 1 Nestabilities die. Then I sponged around it with Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel. Then I used Tropical Flowers and did just a bit of stamping with Certainly Celery.

Next I took a piece of tissue paper, crumpled it and then spread it out again. Using slightly watered down craft glue, I painted a layer of glue.

Then I placed the tissue paper over the card stock and added a bit more glue to the surface.

Next I used my brush to apply a small amount of Pearl Ex powder to the surface.

Then I just trimmend the tissue fairly close to the edge of the card stock and wrapped the remainder over the sides and adhered it to the back.

Here is a close up of the completed card. I colored the top daisy with Koh-i-noor pencils and the bottom one with Copics. The sentiment is from Say it with Flowers.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow! This card... WOW! It's something else! So if I said I was feeling a bit under the weather, would I qualify for it? ;) It is beautiful! Better than getting real flowers, for sure! I just love what you did with the nesties label and tissue paper. Amazing stuff, Theresa!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous card Theresa!!! Your tutorial is just right on...love this technique and rarely use it...thanks for the push!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Theresa!!!! A stunning card and a FABulous tutorial!! You are making this technique look like something even I can try!!! LOL

Jerusha said...

Wow that is so gorgeous! I am going to have to try out your tutorial soon!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers and your coloring is just gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Another beauty, Theresa! I just LOVE your shading and coloring. THanks for showing how easy that beautiful technique is - I haven't tried it yet, but have to soon!!

Melanie said...

gorgeous! great tutorial! I haven't done this technique is awhile, I dont know why not, thanks for inspiring!!! :)I hope you never tire of this set!

Toni K said...

Wow! Awesome card! Great tutorial too. TFS!

Donna said...

wow! what a beauty - love the tutorial & all the colors you used.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your card is stunning!! WOW!! Love the warmth of it, and your layers, sketch, textures.....everything, are just fantastic!!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous!!

Elena said...

This card is amazing! I love the technique you used! Thank you for the tutorial Theresa!

6 wacky women said...

Very cool technique, Theresa. Your card is just fabulous, so beautiful!!

Karen x

Moni said...

Just love it! Hugs, Moni

Sharri said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Thank you for the tutorial! I have tried this technique but it did not turn out well at all. I will give it a try again using your instructions.

Shirley said...

How absolutley lovely!! The flowers are just gorgeous and the ribbon and the color combo are perfect!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love this technique!! Absolutely beautiful flowers!! Loverly as usual!

Anne said...

Gasp!! What an amazing card! It's absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing the Faux Linen technque, I haven't ever taken the time to see how it's done so this was really great for me!

Rose Ann said...

Wow....soooo very gorgeous, Theresa!! Beautiful colors, coloring, and wonderful tutorial!!

Phree said...

Stunning card, thanks for sharing how you made the background with the tissue paper.