Here is my first sample with this weekend’s sketch. I really liked playing with this layout.


I used this card for next week’s tutorial on Splitcoast. It will be for about the Faux Silk Technique.

I started out stamping a piece of tissue paper with the stem stamp from Embrace Life in Black Palette Ink.

I then carefully colored the leaves in with Aqua Painter and Old Olive Classic ink. The ink will bleed a bit through the tissue paper and run easily. Once it dried, I crunched up the tissue paper.

Next it applied glue with my glue stick all over a 3 1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock. I flattened out the tissue paper over the cardstock and cut the excess tissue paper off at the edges of the cardstock.

I layered this on a 3 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and paper pierced the edges of the White piece.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 10″ piece of Old Olive cardstock folded in half.  The next layer is a 1 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper. I added a small Photo corner tot he bottom right of that strip and topped it with three Antique Brass Brads.

The sentiment was stamped in Black Palette Ink on a 1 3/8″ Whisper White circle, that was layered on a Black Scallop circle. I attached a piece of Antique Brass Hardware to the left of that scallop circle, taped the sentiment layer down on the Faux Silk layer, punched a hole through with my paper piercing tool and tied May Arts Ribbon through it.

Last I attached the Faux Silk layer along with the sentiment on the card base with dimensionals.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

23 Responses to “Embrace Life ….the silky way”

  1. Gorgeous, Beate! LOVE those colors and the stamps!

  2. Pretty, pretty!

  3. Wow! Love it Beate. I’m looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks for providing such a fun sketch.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Thanks Beate for the beautiful card. I haven’t tried this technique in a long time and now it is time to bring it back to my girls. Thanks for all you do for us. I hope things are good with you as your hubby deploys. Barb

  5. This is gorgeous! You certainly haven’t lost your stamping touch. I can’t wait to try out the sketch.

  6. What a gorgeous new set, Beate! And this sounds like it might be the SCS tutorial next week?!! 😀 Beautiful Faux Silk & great card colors!

  7. This is beautiful! I cant wait to try out the sketch……Im so glad the weekend sketch is back! I missed it!

  8. Love this card! What a great technique! Can’t wait to try it out!

  9. Another great elegant card!

  10. Your creations are always DA BOMB girl! Thanks for inviting me to play with your sketch challenge! SO happy to have you back stampin! 🙂

  11. This is so beautiful and elegant! I really love the color combination too!

  12. Ohhh… this is gorgeous! Such an elegant layout, colors and all! Gorgeous!

  13. This is so pretty! I can’t wait to try it!

  14. Simply gorgeous! I’ll be grabbing more tissue paper this weekend now…can’t wait to see your tutorial!

  15. Beate, this is gorgeous! The colors are so fresh and crisp! And I can’t wait to see this tutorial!! I’ve never tried this technique before, but I can’t wait to give it a try!

  16. Love the technique and will have to try this one! Thanks!

  17. Yeah…she’s back! I’ve missed your postings Beate but I certainly understand the reasons why you took a break.

    Beautiful card and awesome sketch! Can’t wait to see the tutorial for the Faux Silk (I have an inkling of how to do it, but your tutorials are always so awesome and help me “get it” that much better)!


  18. Stunning, so glad you are back 🙂

  19. I am so happy your sketches have resumed! Your card is just lovely in every way! Beate is back! (wink)! Deb

  20. WOW…..and the other girls’ cards just blow me away! Thank you, thank you.

  21. A beautiful Layout and an elegant card!!!

  22. These colors are beautiful… What a fabulous card!

  23. Beautiful! I love the look. Glad to see you back to blogging!!

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