Wednesday, March 12, 2008

silky friends

I have another Splitcoast VSN mini challenge card for you today. This challenge was to use faux silk. I decided to pull out a set I got recently and had not yet inked, pretty peony. I stamped the flowers on tissue paper in regal rose and rose red and the leaves in garden green, stamping off once on the first step of the leaves. Then I crumbled up the tissue and flattened it back out, but left some of the wrinkles. I glued it to a piece of vanilla card stock with antique decoupage glue. After letting it dry, I turned the edges over to the back and glued them. Then I sponged the edges with rose red ink, applied the ribbon and adhered this piece to the black card base.

For the sentiment, I stamped friends from a hostess set called make it count. I punched it out with my key tag punch and added to black large oval punches behind it for an accent. I sponged the two ends with rose red ink and attached this to the card with mounting tape.

stamps: pretty peony, make it count (SU)
ink: regal rose, rose red, garden green, basic black
paper: basic black, very vanilla, tissue paper
other: sponge, antique decoupage glue, ribbon, key tag punch, large oval punch

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful evening.


Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Melody!! This is so gorgeous. You are so talented with the floral stamps.. arranging them and the leaves just perfectly. It's so balanced and beautiful. I LOVE this.

bensarmom said...

Melody, this is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to give this technique a try.

Diane said...

That is such a neat technique!!
Love the way it turned out,it's gorgeous!!!

Julia Stainton said...

This is stunning! Love all your perfect details!