Sunday, September 24, 2017

NC Demos September Blog Hop - Inspired by a Classic

Welcome to this month's NC Demos Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying getting techie with us this month! I think all of us had fun creating projects using some of favorite techniques!  

I had the privilege of presenting at our NC Demos Quarterly Meeting last weekend and got to share a little bit about what inspires me and my projects.  I shared that one of my favorite inspirations is clothing and fabric.  So, naturally, when Stampin' Up! started offering Glossy Cardstock again I just had to start making prujects using one of my all time favorite techniques, Faux Linen!  I couldn't decide which card to share with you tonight, so I decided to share a version of the card my fellow demos made with me last weekend as well as the two cards my Terrific Techie in July.

Here are the basic instructions for Faux Linen:

  1. Rub a sanding block over the surface of your glossy cardstock from top to bottom, then from side to side.  How many times you sand the surface and how much pressure you apply will determine the final result.
  2. Ink up a stamping sponge and run the ink over the sanded cardstock to create the linen look.
  3. Stamp your image(s) on your faux linen cardstock and add it to your project!
Note that this technique works best with glossy cardstock

I also used the Crayon Resist technique to create the leaf on my Painted Harvest card.  The steps for creating this technique are:
  1. Stamp image on glossy cardstock with Basic Black Archival Pad  Allow to dry for a few minutes
  2. With any light colored crayon trace or color in ANY area you want to remain white.
  3. Sponge or brayer over the stamped image.
  4. Allow to dry for a minute.
  5. Gently rub crayon off with a tissue and add to your project!

I used a piece of Tear and Tape to attach my Lace Trim and give it a ruffled look on my Timeless Textures thak you card above.  This is a great way to add ribbon or trim to a project if you hate to tie knots or bows!

I did not sprizt my Whisper Whte cardstock before using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF on the Wood Words card.  I did run it through my Big Shot twice.  
Thank you again for stopping by my blog!  If you have any questions or would like to order any of the products I have used please contact me.  I would love to help you!  I am done for tonight, but you aren't!  I know Laurie has something amazing to share with you!  

I will look forward to sharing with you again next month when our theme will be Thank Fall!  So, don't forget to stop by at 8pm on the Sunday, October 29th!  Until then....

Happy Stamping!

September Blog Hoppers
Jo Anne Hewins -
Melissa Kerman -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Sue Stapp -

Product List
Glue Dots
Big Shot


I'm inspired to go play with the faux linen! Thanks for sharing these three cards!

Posted by Melissa Kerman on September 25, 2017 at 07:38 AM #

I will definitely be trying the faux linen look! Thanks for the hints with glossy card stock. Hate that I missed your presentation!

Posted by Jo Anne Hewins on September 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM #

Thank you, ladies! Can't wait to see what you create with this technique! Missed you, too, Jo Anne!

Posted by Tracie Evans Langley on September 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM #

Tracie, I love the Faux Linen technique you used. I am going to try it soon.

Posted by Frances on September 25, 2017 at 03:19 PM #

You did a great job presenting these techniques at the Quarterly. I look forward to using them both. The card we made with these techniques got a lot of compliments this weekend at my stamp club.

Posted by Sue Root on September 26, 2017 at 12:13 AM #

Thank you, Frances! I know you will make something fabulous! Sue, I am SO glad you like my presentation at the Quarterly Meeting! I loved getting to share it with all of you. So happy to hear your club liked the card.

Posted by Tracie Evans Langley on September 26, 2017 at 06:41 AM #

Tracie - Thank you so much for sharing the faux linen technique. The results are great! I will definitely be trying the technique and will share with my stamping group.

Posted by Laurie Meier on September 29, 2017 at 08:51 AM #

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