Technique Junkies

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Faux Silk CASE

Hello Technique Time Tuesday friends.
It's my turn this month to play hostess so I have the pleasure of choosing one of your beautiful Faux Silk cards to CASE, no easy task I must say!

I love the oriental style so I was drawn to this gorgeous card by Kimbo of Cards and Cats.

I love the embossing on coloured tissue and the paper piecing is beautifully done.

Here is my card

I have used a scenic stamp for my main panel stamped in Olive Green Archival and added a coin and some Mizuhiki cord over a water stamped background.

Thank you for calling in to look at my CASE card.
Don't forget to pick up your badge for being CASEd on Technique Time Tuesday

Remember you still have a week left to join in the challenge, take a look at the tutorial on the original post HERE.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smackin' Acetate Winners

The entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations! 
Drum Roll please........ 

Congratulations!!! You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Karen H! Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top! 
Our Showcased cards in numerical order: 
Congratulations to you all! You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette! Please email her at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!

Don't forget to join us this month for our Faux Silk challenge! Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post!

HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tips & Variations for Faux Silk

We're just a week into our FAUX SILK challenge and I'm here today to share some tips and variations to this super fun and easy technique!

Here's a card I've made with 
some of the tips and variations~
More details on my personal blog HERE.
And here are a few tips/variations:
1. Use colored tissue paper to mimic colored silk.
2. Don't color in images and use colored inks to make your lined images look like embroidery.
3. Use colored card stock to mount the white tissue paper on for a subtle color effect.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link up your FAUX SILK creations in the original challenge post found HERE!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Faux Silk Challenge

August's challenge winners will be announced on the 3rd Tuesday of September, 
so stay tuned to see who won Karen H's amazing prize! 

September's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Rocky!!! 

Here's what you could win~

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called FAUX SILK!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO tutorial!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!  Now let's get started!  I've used my webcam this month and the sound and video quality is much better!  Now to learn how to stamp upside down... ;)

Faux Silk

Materials Needed
*tissue paper
*permanent black ink
*glue stick
*white card stock cut to desired size
*all other papers, etc., to finish the card


"How To"


We've got an amazing guest designer with us this month ~
Pooja from Reusing with Quilling. 

Here's what Pooja created with this technique ~

And here's some more inspiration from the Crew ~