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Try out the faux velvet technique the next time you want to make a soft element for a hand made card, scrapbook page or other papercraft project.
I saw this technique described in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine and just had to try it out. Thanks to Jane Clark for the inspiration ☺
Scroll down to see the instructions below.
It is a little hard to tell in the image posted above showing the whole card, but I have given you a detail picture below. It really is a very pretty and subtle stamping method.
I love that it adds a visual element to our crafting that makes a person want to touch it and see if it is real.
You will have traces of the white inked images showing through your solid fill images, just as though the image had been stitched like velvet sometimes is.
Very soft and pretty!
The closeup image shows how the background comes through the solid fill images and how much like fabric the paper now seems. One of my card class ladies even said she thought the background WAS made of fabric when she saw my card for the first time.
To add to the softness, I used a pretty Needlepoint Border embossing folder (retired) for the unstamped edge of my white layer and added a piece of velvet ribbon, along with a faux suede flower. The flower has a flower brad in its middle, topped with a Basic Jewel pearl.
You could make some flowers using this technique then punch them or die cut them, or try the tearing technique to finish your images off.
I hope you try the faux velvet technique sometime and show me the result by adding it using the form below:
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