Monday, August 24, 2015

Faux Silk Birthday Card + Video

Hi everyone I would have posted this sooner but I was working on a video. I promise this video is shorter than the previous one. I'm still trying to get a better set up and in fact the way I had my laptop setup it recorded upside down. Don't worry you won't have to stand on your head to watch it as I rotated the film right side up in my software program.  I'm not sure what the background noise is unless it was because of the way I had my laptop setup. Sorry about that. Lol! I notice I have ink on my hands but what can I say I'm a crafter and that happens sometimes.

While talking about video making I have a few questions. First off do you find background music distracting in how to videos? My second question is what are your pet peeves when it comes to videos. Mine is not being able to hear the dialogue as well as not being able to see the process because the person is working outside the viewing frame. Would you prefer there is no dialogue and you just watch the process?

Before I show you the birthday card I made I have some exciting news. I found out Friday that I was chosen for a design team. I think the announcement will be made tomorrow on the blog. After the announcement is made I'll be able to tell you the company. I will tell you it is for a stamping company and when I was purging stamps I realized that I had been using some of their stamps since 1994.

Drum roll please as here is the faux silk birthday card:
I'm bad as the mat is Crayola Reversible Construction paper which was given to me as a gift and until today I've only used one sheet of it. I wanted to mat my faux silk piece but couldn't find anything I liked until I saw the pad of construction paper. I decided to use my rounder punch for the corners like I did for the card base.

I used my eBrush to airbrush white wrapping tissue paper. Then stamped my butterflies. Alas I don't remember which company made the stamp set but it comes with the sentiment. I made sure that the piece of wrapping paper was large enough to fold the ends under. I think it gives it a more finished look. After I adhered the wrapping tissue paper to a scrap piece of card stock I rounded the corners.

The sentiment is stamped with the same Azure StazOn ink on the piece of non stick parchment I had on my workspace. Then I tore around it free hand. 

In the video it shows me adding glitter before adhering the wrapping paper but the glitter did not show through. Perhaps if I would  have used more of a colored glitter it would have.  I did go ahead and with a sponge brush carefully daub white glue over the tissue  paper and sprinkled glitter the photo doesn't show it.

There you have it a birthday card for a special lady. I hope that she likes it. I am entering this card in the Stampotique Wednesday Challenge. The theme is Repeat. Details about the Stampotique Wednesday Challenge can be found by clicking the image on the left hand side.

Here is the video I made yesterday on how to create faux silk.

Time to go fix dinner. My time flies when you are having fun. ;-) Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Beautiful butterflies!
    Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week.

    xx Arwen

  2. Such a lovely card. Your video name and set up are done really well. My computer guy keeps trying to convince me to do a video but I'm so intimidated. Keep them coming.

  3. Gorgeous ♥

    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. :)