Splitcoaststampers (https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/)
-   Try a New Technique (https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/try-new-technique-f44/)
-   -   TLC40 - Faux Silk (https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/try-new-technique-f44/tlc40-faux-silk-t101931.html)

showmestamper 11-28-2005 09:40 AM

TLC40 - Faux Silk
TLC40 - Faux Silk

This week's TLC is completely inspired by stampin-sunnychick's NOVVSNG challenge. If you have already made one for the VSN, you know how much fun this technique is! If not, I didn't want you all to miss it!
You can see tons of great inspiration by typing NOVVSNG into the search box in the gallery.

Here's mine:

Complete directions and another sample can be found here:

As always, if you have questions, please ask. If you have suggestions, please share!

When you upload, please put TLC40 in the keyword section when you upload, and then post a link to your card here in this thread.

If you need help uploading or posting a link to this thread, check out this link:

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!

emilymomto3boys 11-28-2005 09:50 AM

Oh I hope I have time to catch up on last weeks challenges and this weeks! This looks fun!

jen9853 11-28-2005 09:50 AM

What a cool technique! Hmmm, I have to decide what to do... my Xyron machine isn't that big. I'll have to dig up some clear glue! :)

WeimFamily 11-28-2005 10:00 AM

Oh, how fun this looks! I'll put up a load of laundry and go play :D

showmestamper 11-28-2005 10:38 AM

cheap gluestick works really well with this technique.

Jeanne S 11-28-2005 11:40 AM

Here's mine:


csibru 11-28-2005 11:42 AM

Here's mine!
What a super duper fun techniqe. It's snowing outside, my DS is napping and I just had the best time doing this one. Thanks for such a great challenge. Off to reality and folding laundry!



querida 11-28-2005 11:53 AM

This was my VSN card, I'd like to make another one if I can find time this week!

Shel9999 11-28-2005 12:52 PM

Here's mine. If I have time, I'd like to try another one. This was fun. Thanks, Beth!


WeimFamily 11-28-2005 12:55 PM

Here's mine - very fun. I'll have to try this one again later.


craftycacky 11-28-2005 01:21 PM

Here's my card! I wasn't sure what glue to use so I used Mod Podge to adhere the tissue paper and it made the ink bleed and the red turn all orangey. Whoops! I used the background anyway, but I will try again later in the week, because this was fun. Thanks Beth!


Sereikastamper 11-28-2005 02:00 PM

I will try this one out and see if I can do this! I have to see about getting some tissue though...shoot!!!

Cre8tveLdy 11-28-2005 02:31 PM

WOW! I have done a similar technique using freezer paper, but never knew it was called Faux Silk. If you want to try the freezer paper method, you just iron the stamped, crumpled tissed to the shiny side of the freezer paper, then cut pieces to desired sizes. I used to do this all the time and use the envy templates with the "silk" to make gorgeous envelopes! Try it!

Sereikastamper 11-28-2005 02:39 PM

OK so I found all the goods!!!
Here is my first try.... I need to do this again, it was quick and fun...and you all know me, I love texture!!!

Petal Prints Faux Silk

smartinez182 11-28-2005 02:53 PM

Ok so I read the instructions and maybe I'm having a dumb day but I don't get it. Please help.

stampin-sunnychick 11-28-2005 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by smartinez182
Ok so I read the instructions and maybe I'm having a dumb day but I don't get it. Please help.

Here's the instructions that I had typed up for VSN...HTH...
The instructions: (Aubrey made me type them! )
DO NOT FREAK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SOMETHING ON MY SUPPLY LIST. Just wipe away the tears and use a Kleenex in place of the tissue paper. PLEASE JUST HAVE FUN & BE CREATIVE with your substitutions

1) First cut your cardstock to desired size (2" X 4" or whatever you choose). Your tissue paper should be cut no less than 1/2 " larger than your cardstock. (The tissue will be wrapped around the cardstock and glued to the backside of it.)
2) Now "trash" your tissue paper...Ok, just crumple it repeatedly (2-3x at least).
3) Next straighten the tissue paper and stamp your image on the tissue paper.
Tip #1: To create a shadow effect stamp about 1/4" to 1/2" beside the first stamped image.
4) Coat your cardstock with your adhesive (VIP~VERY IMPORTANT~must use a stick o' glue) completely.
5) Now adhere your tissue loosly to the cardstock.
Tip #2: You want to leave some wrinkles in the cardstock this gives the faux silk illusion and the stick o' glue helps with that process.
6) Now glue the the edges to the back of the cardstock and adhere to your card or background.

TOTALLY OPTIONAL: Embellish to your liking...I like to embellish as you can see in my gallery.

smartinez182 11-28-2005 03:39 PM

Does CE work for this?

stampinsusie 11-28-2005 03:40 PM

I love learning all these new techniques - thank you, Beth, for taking the time and thought to offer them to us.


stampin-sunnychick 11-28-2005 03:48 PM


Those instructions might be a bit much...

So here's the short version...
Cut a piece of cardstock to the size you would like to use & tissue large enough to fit cover the CS. Crumple up your tissue paper like you would to throw it away. Straighten the paper and crumple again. This creates the look for the faux silk...Now completely cover your piece of CS with a glue stick. Next step is to adhere your tissue to the CS...Leave some wrinkles in the tissue while smoothing it out over the CS. Now stamp on the tissue...Voila! Faux Silk

Maybe that is a little easier to understand. As I have said before I despise directions so I totally understand your confusion...Hugs and I hope that helps ya! If you still have questions just ask!

I feel so special to have this weeks challenge as my VSN challenge. WOO HOO, thanks Beth! You ROCK, GF!

JusColorado 11-28-2005 04:25 PM

Beth...this was fun. I will try again sometime as this is not my favorite card ever. Love the technique, though. Happy Monday!

Silk Flowers

Pinky 11-28-2005 05:01 PM

I am back....after being away for a month w/my new little grand daughter. I used the zyron for this, but I think the glue might work better. I will have to try one w/the glue stick next. However, I do love this technique.

Here is my first attempt, and I think it is still pending:


StamperSharon 11-28-2005 05:13 PM

Here's the one I did for VSN . . . I can't wait to try it again this week!

Silk Poinsettias

Thanks for looking!

stampin-sunnychick 11-28-2005 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by smartinez182
Does CE work for this?

You could try CE but I would use a thin layer of it...Good Luck! Can't wait to see what your creation...

tonistamps 11-28-2005 05:40 PM

I just uploaded my sample, but it's pending approval...just search on TLC40 to get it. My scanner is CRAP! It didn't pick up the texture of the main piece at all. :( Still love this technique though, and will be doing more of them in the very near future. Thanks for the inspiration Beth!


lizb 11-28-2005 07:42 PM

This one combines TLC40, CC38 and SC48:


This is the one I did for VSN a week ago:


Thanks for looking.

texasjodylynn 11-28-2005 07:49 PM

Here is the card I made for VSN. It was my first time doing this technique and I LOVED it. :)


luvtostampstampstamp 11-28-2005 07:51 PM

Here's my attempt! I have to go back and read the direction to see if I followed them correctly!


wereids 11-28-2005 08:06 PM

Faux Silk challenge
This was a fun challenge that I didn't try during NOVVSN. I am glad I had this opportunity today.

Pinky 11-28-2005 09:38 PM

This is my 2nd attempt at this challenge. I used a glue stick this time instead of the zyron.

I think it is still pending though, but here it is:


newinker 11-28-2005 09:56 PM

I love this technique! :) Thanks for taking a look.


GarnetJ 11-28-2005 11:22 PM

Silk Hearts
I made two cards tonight. Love this technique. (I now have a reason for the huge supply of glue sticks from Office Depot) I like how the tissue paper sort of "crackles" the design if you stamp first and glue it down after -- especially on the more solid of the two hearts. It adds a new texture.
[Silk Heart] http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=41331
[Silk Love Note] http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=41331
Did this one last week... [Birthday Wishes] http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=41331

showmestamper 11-29-2005 07:38 AM

Here's Toni's card:


I know Toni from another stampin' group and she does awesome work....let's show her some love and get her hooked on the TLCs! :)

MyPrecious 11-29-2005 10:19 AM

Here is my Faux Silk Birthday card

Okay - there are a ton of peeps who used RIW with floral together...so I have to give a "hollah hollah" to those ladies before me who are STAMPIN' GODESSES! HOLLAH HOLLAH! I actually went back and started to list them ALL out...but nap time is short and I can hardly give credit to everyone without possibly leaving someone out....but to Jus Colorado, Stampersharon and stampalicious, along with dorinda and anyone else who used this combo before me - ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELVES!!!!

stampin-sunnychick 11-29-2005 10:49 AM

Here's my sample card from VSN...

Faux Silk-OH! NO!

jen9853 11-29-2005 12:17 PM

Here's mine, it's a combo of TLC40 and CC38:


lizb 11-29-2005 07:00 PM

This is a Valentines card that has a Blocked Collage heart on a Faux Silk background made with pink striped tissue paper that must have come in some box sometime:


Thanks for looking.

stampsinblue 11-30-2005 08:29 AM

Here are my two attempts at the Faux Silk. It was a fun technique! I found wrapping around the rectangle much easier than the oval, though. Also, I found that the tissue paper I used even soaked up pigment ink almost immediately (thus the vellum square on the Christmas card).




VMetz 11-30-2005 08:33 PM

My first Technique and Color challenge.



DawnL 12-01-2005 06:15 AM

My faux silk
this was a fun technique! here are my 2 tries



GuarinoMom 12-02-2005 04:31 PM

Here is mine from VSN


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:26 AM.