Faux Silk Inspiration

June 28, 2009 | 3 comments

Last Thursday I went along to one of Marelle Taylor’s classes she put on for her demonstrators. The class was on Faux Silk and Faux Tiles. This was her technique class for June but she put an extra on for her downline.

Now I have done both these techniques in the past but it’s been a while and it’s always nice to see what others create and also to stamp with others. Marelle created a lovely card using the Faux Silk technique and the Inspired by Nature stamp set.

I won’t be showing you the actual card we made as I’m sure Marelle will share it with you soon on her blog but I came home and was inspired to make more. I needed to make some birthday cards that I’m late with and also to have some on hand for upcoming birthdays for some fellow stampers so on Friday night I made another 6 cards using the same colours Marelle chose and then decided to see what other combinations would look nice.

This is my first colour combination of Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red. I also made 6 in this combination. This colour selection came from the SU Color Combos site along with the other 2 colour combinations I tried.

Inspired by Nature 4

The next colour combination is Old Olive, So Saffron, Regal Rose & Rose Red.

Inspired by Nature 5

For the final combination (I was getting a little tired of the technique by now seeing this last card was the 14th overall) I used Bravo Burgundy, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red and Certainly Celery.

Inspired by Nature 6

Apart from changing the colours from those Marelle used I’ve also changed the sentiment. When you see Marelle’s card you will see how soft her colour combination is to those I’ve used. It is beautiful but I hope you like my choices too.

Supplies: (All 3 combined)
Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Sincere Salutations, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Card: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink & Certainly Celery Markers, Mellow Moss, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, Kiwi Kiss & Certainly Celery inkpads
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, So Saffron Striped Ribbon, Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain, Punches: Wide Oval, Large Oval & Label, Glue Stick, Sponge Daubers, White Tissue Paper (non-SU)

Happy stamping,


  1. Lynda S

    This technique has gone in the GUNNA file…..as with some others…LOL. I love your colours Nicole, but I can also u'stand how so many en masse would wear a wee thin. Good thing the sentiment is diff…LOL. Thanks for sharing ur beautiful work.

  2. sydneygirl7

    I love your variations on Marelle's card. The combos are great – I especially like the regal rose one. I think I need to go play !

  3. Sam

    These are fabulous Nicole. Beautiful work!



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