Monday, March 10, 2008


So... I loooove this technique! It is so easy and fun! I rescued my Vera Bradley catalog from the trash and have been stampin' it up... Thanks for looking!
Here are the directions as given by Betty aka gbedwright (SCS)..The technique I wanted to try is Faux Cloisonne'. There are not that many examples in the gallery using this faux technique. I have just finished my first ever Faux Cloisonne' card. The technique is very simple.....yet intricate.

You will need.....
  • Outline stamps
  • Magazine/calendar glossy pages
  • versamark or gold pigment ink
  • gold or silver embossing powder
  • Crystal Effects is optional

Find a magazine picture or calendar photo that has a pretty image. I used a floral background because my image is a flower..... It can be any image you like. Then, stamp directly onto the magazine/calendar page. Gold/Silver emboss the image and cut out. At this point, you can add Crystal Effects to the image. I added it to mine, but I cannot really tell that much of a difference with it. Plus, CE makes the thin magazine pages want to curl up around the edges....or stick to my grid paper. It is very delicate paper and tears easily. Arrange your image(s) however you want onto your cardstock, adhere, and finish the card.
Additional Info
Stamps: embrace life
Paper: whisper white, real red, gable green, basic black, pretty in pink, only orange
Ink: versamark
Accessories: sterling silver ep, ribbon, ticket corner punch, brads, various SU! markers
Techniques: faux cloisonne
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2

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Joan and Amy said...

These turned out very well for the challenge. Awesome colours. Joan

Deb Neerman said...

What a kewl technique! I'm definitely gonna try this; thanks so much for sharing!



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