Thursday, April 5, 2012

Never Stop Going

I'm back with a card I created for two challenges.   First is the Shining the Light Challenge #102 at ODBD which was to use our favorite stamp set.  The second challenge is for Papertake Weekly's anything goes challenge. 

I had intened to play along last week with ODBD's SLC #101 silk challenge, but I just ran out of time.  I did want to try the faux silk technique, so I decided to incorporate it into my card.  Also from last week, I had printed out the Papertake Weekly sketch but that's as far as I got on that challenge entry!  So when I sat down to stamp, the first thing I saw was the sketch, so that became the basis of my challenge entry. 

Here's the sketch: 

I wanted to use a couple of the newer ODBD sets called "Grunge Cross" and "Never Give Up."  I was drawn to the never give up sentiment as I went through my ODBD stamps.  It was so hard to pick a favorite!  I really like the way the cross has all of these swirls and intricate details.  The image and sentiments are also fitting for either masculine or feminine cards. 

I decided to try to do the faux silk technique by scrunching up some white tissue paper and then stamping the cross image to make my own patterned paper.  I don't have a Xyron sticker maker, so I elected to wrap the tissue paper around a piece of white cardstock and adhere the tissue paper to the back so the adhesive wouldn't show through on the front of the faux silk panel.  Here's what the panel looked like before I nearly entirely covered it up with the other layers!

Next, I just added the layers as illustrated in the sketch and then added just a bit of color with some flowers.  I made the large flower using a Sizzix die.

Here's a closer view of the image and sentiment. 

I took a side view photo so you can see the dimension on the flower a little better.  This card will definitely be placed in a little box to be delivered!

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs "Grunge Cross" and "Never Give Up"
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Papers:  brown for card base, white, dps from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" collection (including mat papers used for image and dps)
Other:  twine from stash, Martha Stewart punches (leaf and fern), Sizzix "Tattered Florals" Tim Holtz die, Recollections mini rose, Recollections pearl for center of big flower, foam tape
Technique:  faux silk

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  2. Beautiful job with this technique and great paper combo!


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