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!



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

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

  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!!!


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

  5. This is just gorgeous Vicki!

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

  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,

  8. Wowzers! this is DAZZLING, Vicki!

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


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


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