The challenge this week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is to create a project using a technique you can explain. Having recently acquired CTMH’s new Fruitful Delights stamp set, I knew exactly what technique I wanted to demonstrate. Faux Linen!
To create a faux linen background, you will need the following materials and tools: Glossy cardstock; A light-colored ink pad; Medium-weight sandpaper; Sponge. The directions are as follows:
- Take your sandpaper and sand up and down, creating vertical lines.
- Next, sand horizontally, removing the glossy surface from the paper.
- Ink up your sponge and apply it to the sanded surface. I used Bamboo ink. If your paper is too dark, you can sand it some more.
- Once you have achieved a look you are happy with, stamp your focal point image and color as desired.
Should you wish to use a background stamp with the faux linen technique, stamp your background before sanding.
Here is my finished card. My image was colored with markers. I love the simple, classic look.
And now to warn you, it might be a rather fruity week! I have a few new things from Close To My Heart’s new summer catalog – most of them fruit-related. I will love it and hope you will, too.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate, Cranberry, and White Glossy cardstock; Creative Basics Cherry-O Collection; Black, Chocolate, and Bamboo ink pads; Tulip, Garden Green, and Garden Green markers; Fruitful Delight and Happy Birthday stamp sets; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Sandpaper; Round sponge; Stampin’ Up Ticket punch; 3M foam mounting tape.
The little boys are staying with us tonight, and thus, I’ll keep this short. There are games to be played, stories to be read, and some catching up to do in the hugs department. I’m so glad they are here. My time at work was busy and productive, which made for a good day. I hope yours was, too. Enjoy your evening, and thanks for stopping by!