Monday, February 14, 2011

Travel Theme at Stampsmith Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone,

It is time for a new Challenge at the Stampsmith Challenge blog. Since it is the 15th the following rule apply:
Projects including at least one Stampsmith image will be eligible to win the random draw. Other stamps welcome. Winner of the gift certificate will be announced on the 1st! Now, for the theme:


Can't wait to see what you come up with. For my card, I used a Stampsmith stamp from the Paris Full Sheet (available in the Stampsmith Shop). You may remember, if you visited the other day, that I have be playing around with stamping on Tissue Paper. Today I have another example. This time I stamped on beige/peach colored tissue with Basic Gray Ink (Stampin' Up).

After stamping, I crinkled up the tissue and then smoothed it out. I cut a frame with a Sizzix die and a border with a Martha Stewart punch using Sahara Sand CS (SU). To add texture to both of these pieces I stamped them with Sanded Background stamp (SU) twice. Once with Sahara Sand and once with Basic Gray inks. The DP is from Basic Grey. The card base is a dark beige CS from Bazzill. I added two ribbons for accents. Here is a close up photo.

The idea is that the tissue looks like silk fabric and this technique is sometimes called Faux Silk. I will be making a few more cards using this tech and will share them with you.

Challenges for Paris on Tissue:

Stamping Vacation: No No Challenge -No flowers

Stamping Vacation: Lots of Paper Challenge - Paper that looks like fabric (the tissue is supposed to look like silk)

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a fun technique Karen. I must give it a try. Terrific card.

  2. great card Karen. love your splash or red.

  3. Wonderful card Karen and I love how that frame gives the image the right feel!

  4. Brilliant technique Karen, your card looks great!

  5. I love the look you've achieved with this technique, Karen... and the splash of color you've used in the ribbon to punch it up! Just lovely!
    Val :)


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