Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just Us Girls #219 - Technique

Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge

This week Sue V. has pick a fun technique called Faux Silk for us to try.  I had never tried this before, but it was a lot of fun to do.  I'm adding a link to a Split Coast Stampers video to help you get started.

Here's my card

I started by stamping my image on a piece of white tissue paper with Dark Sage ink.  I let this dry for a couple of minutes and crumpled it up.  After, carefully, smoothing it out, I attached it to a piece of Kraft cardstock that had been run through a Xyron.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with a Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five die.  I cut a Dark Sage piece of cardstock with another die in the same set.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five die to cut a panel of patterned paper.  The Dark Chocolate piece of cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug Wood Grain embossing folder.  The sentiment was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink, and everything was attached to a Dark Sage card base.

Gina K. Design Stately Flowers 6 & Stately Flowers 3
GKD Dark Sage, Kraft & Chocolate Brown cardstock
GKD Dark Sage & Chocolate ink
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five & Majestic Labels Twenty-Five
Cuttlebug Wood Grain EF
Offray  gingham ribbon

Please visit us at Just Us Girls to see what the rest of the team and our Guest Designer, Jan Del Bone, have come up with this week.  I hope you will join in on the fun.  We would love to see what you create with this technique.

Just a reminder that Just Us Girls will be continuing the Guest Designer position.  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be. The Chic picked from the December challenges will be joining the team as our Guest Designer for the month of February.


  1. Beautifully framed sentiment and card. Fabulous use of the technique too.

  2. Great technique and I love the sage you used.

  3. Wow this technique is perfect with the elegant framing! Beautiful, elegant card!!

  4. You have just out done yourself with the very elegant card. The colors that you chose with the perfect embossing make it so special. I would like to CASE this card, and I just happed to have exactly what you used. I have not heard of the technique either, it will be a first try.

  5. This card is amazing as I already mentioned. Love the large photo too! You out did yourself again!

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love everything about your beautiful card. I think that ribbon accentuates all of the beauty too!

  7. Your card is stunning my dear. That is a wonderful technique. Watched the video, and I definitely want to try it. It looks easy, but the effect if fabulous. I love how you have used that stamp, and that die is just awesome. The ribbon is the final touch, just lovely!!

  8. Your card really blows me away! It is so gorgeous! Love the pine cone and needles and all of your layering.


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