Wisteria and roses

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More with my old/new recent fave technique, faux silk (tutorial here). I decided to see what it looked like with dark paper instead of neutral behind the tissue, and it's kinda cool! You see even more of the grain and texture of the tissue paper, and the wrinkles become even more pronounced.

I made these wedding/anniversary cards for the craft fair season–one this Saturday at Ixonia Elementary, come and see me!–using the Elements of Style stamp set, with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The card base, DSP and ribbon are Wisteria Wonder, with the mat and ink being Concord Crush. I colored the flower images in quickly and easily using the Stampin' Pastel chalks, a nice light technique on the fragile tissue paper.

This card is nice and flat and would mail well. it's fun to create cards with tons of dimension to them, but not always practical! Here's a TIP for you–if you own the personal Paper Trimmer, put your card in the envelope and see if you can slide it through the track where the blade runs without touching the plastic sides. If you can, it should be fine at the Post Office. If it catches at all, you're going to need additional postage and you also might want to put a piece of plain cardstock, run through the crimper, into the envelope to protect the embellishments. We all want our pretty creations to arrive intact, after all the effort and love that goes into them!

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  1. Oh, my gosh, Lyssa. These cards are absolutely beautiful! Of course, it helps that shades of purple were used – my favorite colors. You use coffee filters for the faux silk, don’t you; I believe I saw that in an earlier post. What a great idea; after we got out Kuerig almost a year ago, we have tons of filters leftover! LOL


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