We are asked to create a card with mesh using the Stamp Set we are assigned to this month. My set is called Riley Raccoon. Our challenge this month is to use mesh.
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I decided to use the Faux Silk technique- I learned this from the Technique Junkies, but I am linking to a great tutorial on SCS. This is a perfect technique if you do not love to color, or if you are not in the mood to color......(or if your stamping stuff is at home and you are on the road.....). Stamp the image on tissue paper. Color it in with chalk and q-tips. Crumple up the tissue paper, then uncrumple it- but leave some wrinkles in it. Cut out a piece of cardstock that is the size you want the image to be on your card. Cover it with glue, then lay the tissue paper over that. Let it dry, then mount and embellish your image as usual.
I mounted my image on a dark yellow/mustard CS, then layered it on a DSP called Indian Summer, Savanna by Lasting Impressions. I layered that on top of Kraft CS with a piece of mesh over it. I stamped the sentiment, layered it and added a couple of the mushrooms from the stamp set. Finally, I added a button with a piece of DMC tied in a knot.
Did you know it is Sweetest Day this weekend? This is going to be my husband's card- he has seen it, even offered creative advise while I was making it!
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