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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Faux Designer Paper

Awhile back I wanted to come up with a technique to mimic the beautiful layered look of some of the designer papers on the market. I just love the ones with a white design amidst a sea of colors and visual texture - kind of a grungey elegance. So the card below features the first "batch" I did, and Pat published it in the brand new Dec 08 newsletter! I'm blown away by the fabulous cards all the other TJ designers made with this technique, and that's the joy of sharing in this hobby - chances are pretty good someone out there can take a technique to a level you never dreamed of!!

(click on photo for detail)

Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
STAMPS: verse - Eureka!/Biblical Impressions, fleur de lis - Paper Inspirations, checkerboard - Stampers Anonymous, writing - Hero Arts, medallion - Judi-kins
INKS: Stampin' Up! Groovy Guava, River Rock, and True Thyme
SUPPLIES: sheer salmon ribbon, Prima paper flowers, brads, embossing ink and powder, heat gun
TECHNIQUE: Faux Designer Paper in the Technique Junkies Dec 08 newsletter
NOTES: on the word panel, I used the RR ink pad to add color and pattern, then stamped the writing in GG ink ~ flowers were stamped with TT on the writing stamp
The busy-ness of this technique may make it seem complicated but Pat has written up some easy to follow instructions so your hardest part will just be deciding what color palette to use and which stamps to play with! This is one of those techniques where it really pays to make a whole page at a time because it doesn't take any longer and you will be able to pick and chose the best arrangements to apply to cards.


Anonymous said...

This is lovely!

Trudy said...

Oh, Nancy, what a lovely, rich tapestry of color and design you've made. I love it!

Kathryn the Teawife said...

Congratulations on having your technique published! That is so wonderful! Your card posted here is really gorgeous. Lovely!! Hugs & Kisses, Kathy

Manna said...

Gorgeous, Nancy! Love the verse and everything else :)

Melissa said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! All the cards I have seen using this technique are stunning! I can hardly wait to play with it.

leenda said...

I'd give this marvelous piece of artwork a 10.....PERFECT!

Beth said...

Nancy beautiful card