Wednesday, July 19, 2023


The focal point on this card is made with silk!  Just kidding.  It is made with the Faux Silk Technique.  So, my "silk" is actually tissue paper.

Faux Silk is a fun technique that softens any focal point that you create.  To learn how to do it, you can watch a replay of the Technique Video that I shared on my Learning with Friends series a couple of weeks ago on YouTube.  In the video I share some tips and tricks on colors and images that work best for this technique.

The colors I used for the focal point on this card were Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Crushed Curry.  These colors are fairly vibrant when used full-strength so when you add the "silk" over the image it is still clearly visible.  Very soft pastel colors may not show up well behind the "silk".

The card front and the leaf stem are from Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper.  This particular stem and spiral notebook border die add a ton of texture to your cards.  The contrast between the texture from the die cuts and the softness of the "silk" make a nice combination. 

Don't forget to think about varying the texture of your elements as you create your cards.  

I continued the texture on the inside of my card.  When you create a die cut for the card front, hang on to any scraps you may create as they may just have a use on the inside.  The Mossy Meadow Border on the left is the scrap from Mossy Meadow die cut strip that was made for the card front.

This little scrap which would have been so easy to just through away helped to carry the design of the card front to the inside.  Don't forget about decorating the inside of your cards!  The fact that you didn't just leave a "naked" inside will make an impression on the recipients of your cards.

A tutorial for today's card is available at this link, and a list of the products I used is shown below.

Would you be so kind as to leave me a comment if you are enjoying the cards this week with the Masterfully Made Suite?

Product List

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