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Monday, December 22, 2008

Joyful Holiday Wishes



This morning I started my day with a Card Challenge. I really enjoy the technique challenges on Mondays on Splitcoast, because it forces me to stray away from my coloured cards! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to colour, but I think it's fun to delve into other techniques as well.

Today's Technique is called Faux Silk......... I couldn't believe how quick and easy it is to do and you can achieve such a pretty look with it. Here's the link for the technique why don't you give it a try?




As you can see in the close up, the wrinkles from the tissue paper add dimension to the image. I did an overall dust of dazzling diamonds glitter, which did take away slightly from the wrinkled look. The image is from the Stamp Barn in Stittsville Ontario. I have had it for a few years and pull it out at least once a year to make a card. I used Not Quite Navy and Soft Sky as my cardstock Base The DP is a flocked paper, I believe from My Minds Eye, but I am not completely sure because my BFF Jax gave it to me. I was very happy because although the paper is flocked, with a little careful rocking, I was able to stamp the sentiment right onto the paper!! YAY for me!!!! lol........ I used an EK success border punch to make the snowflake border and added a couple of Jolee's snowflakes for effect!!!!

Still have some time to stamp before Christmas????

Have a great day!

*****Vicki*****

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful Vicki. I love the effect. Happy Holidays to you.

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  2. I love this! And no... *sniff*... no time to stamp before Christmas.

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  3. This is a beautiful Card Vicki!!! I really like the Faux Silk. I did a Card with this technique back in October for some challenge, and it was really fun to do!! Your's is just so pretty though!!!

    I made my grapes all over like a printed silk, reminded me of fabric my dad had brought back from Vietnam.

    Love this card in all it's beauty!!!

    You Rock Girl!!!

    Heather

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  4. Gorgeous scenery Vicki!! Love the sparkly snow effect!! Happy Holidays friend!! :)

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  5. This is just gorgeous Vicki!
    Carla.

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  6. Very pretty! I've never done this technique! Fabulous!

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  7. The card turned out great!! the paper looks awesome on a card. I remember when I gave you the paper, we were discussing it and were not sure if the design would be too big for a card, but it looks great!
    Miss ya,
    Jax

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  8. Wowzers! this is DAZZLING, Vicki!

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  9. Ooooooh! I love the shimmer and the colors in this card!! It just screams winter!!! Simply beautiful as is all your work!

    Smiles,
    Janna

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  10. How very Christmas lovely! I like everything about this, including the woanderful snowflakes too!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****