Fifth Avenue Floral is such a classy stamp set, and perfect for designing spring cards. So when two of my favorite challenges, Our Creative Corner and Crazy 4 Challenges, were sponsoring a Spring themed challenge, I reached for this set without hesitation. Plus, I had been wanting to try the Faux Cloisonne technique, which requires line stamps. What fun! So grab your stamps and a magazine, and try it! I'll show you how!
The Stampin' Schach Tips:
The Faux Cloisonne technique requires a few simple materials. I selected a simple magazine ad in "springy" colors of lavendar, VersaMark ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder and an Embossing Buddy.
Ink the desired image using VersaMark and stamp onto the magazine page. I strategically placed my stamps in order to achieve the colors that I wanted.
Sprinkle with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat using a Heat Tool.
Sizzling Sizzlits! Little Leaves and Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits are zipped through the Big Shot with textured Mellow Moss card stock. I love both of these little cuties! And what a quick and easy way to add texture and dimension!
Details! Details! Details! What could be more perfect than Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impression Folder and the Scallop Trim Border Punch to add just the right touch.
"I'll get you, my Pretties!" Halfback Pearls from the Pretties Kit and Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon add elegance and finish this card off in style!
It has been such a long time since I have had the opportunity to play along with these two challenges, and I have missed it! As I always say, challenges are a great way to stretch our creativity and develop our stamping skills. Plus, it's always fun to try new techniques. Splitcoaststampers can provide you with a wealth of resources. In fact, I learned about the Faux Cloisonne technique from this wonderful tutorial by Beate Johns.
Speaking of Splitcoaststampers, have you joined the Fan Club yet? For the past month, I have been preparing projects for Splitcoaststampers Fan Club's March Gallery, "All Creatures Great and Small". You do have to be a Fan Club member to view this gallery. To read more about the Fan Club, please click HERE. I would love to have you view and comment on my Dirty Dozen cards!
As always, if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, don't hesitate to contact me. And please leave me a comment! Whether it's to let me know what you think about my first attempt at Faux Cloisonne, or whether it is just to say "Hi!", your comments are very important to me! Until next time...
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Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral; Ink: VersaMark; Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea; Card Stock: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Lavender Lace; Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch, White Stampin' Emboss Powder; Glitz and Glam: Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Pretties Kit