Pseudo Silk Hydrangea

Hello & Happy Wednesday!
Today I have a faux silk card to share with you. I really like this technique; especially for more detailed, realistic stamps and this hydrangea from Because I Care was perfect.
I also rousted some glittery embossing powder that hadn't seen the light of day for some time and that was kind of fun too.

My card base is a 5 x 8.5 piece of Certainly Celery scored at the 5 inch mark, folded and layered on a 5.25 inch square of Rich Razzleberry. Next, I cut a 4.75 x 4 panel of Rich Razzleberry and stamped the Medallion along one long edge using Versamark. I embossed it with Holographic embossing powder and then adhered it to the right side of the Certainly Celery Card.

The hydrangea is stamped with Basic Black and colored with a blender pen and Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery ink. Once that was done I could apply the faux silk technique. The face of the hydrangea panel is coated with glue (I just used a glue stick) and then a slightly larger piece of white Mulberry Paper was patted in place. I like to use Mulberry instead of tissue because it has the threads of silk in it which just adds to the effect. Crumpled white tissue paper works well too, and is generally what is suggested when doing this technique. Once the Mulberry paper was set, I trimmed the edges and layered the piece on Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery before adhering it just left of center on the card. A short little sentiment (Paper Trey Ink) stamped directly on the hydrangea panel and fluffy organdy bow finish the whole thing off.

Have a great day!

S: Medallion, Because I Care, Paper Trey Ink: Heartfelt Basics
P: Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Neenah Baronial Ivory, White Mulberry paper
I: Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
A: Blender Pen, glue stick, holographic embossing powder, ribbon

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