September 22, 2013

Using Faux Claisonne Technique

Have you ever made a card using the Faux Claisonne technique?  That's what I did here with these two cards.  Faux Claisonne is a really simple technique that you can create using any paper with a pattern and some embossing powder.  You simply select the piece of paper with the pattern you like and then emboss over it with whatever stamp you like.  Tip: it's best to use a stamp with an open image like the flowers and butterflies in the cards below. Sometimes you'll see it done with a page from a magazine and some gold embossing powder.  With my first card,  I used gold embossing powder and a piece of Designer Series Paper along with the Secret Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Secret Garden Framelits to create and cut out the flowers.  With the second card, I used Papillon Potpourri stamp set along with both the Bitty Butterfly and the Elegant Butterfly punches and some silver embossing powder and Designer Series Paper to create the butterflies.  I really like this very simple technique!
faux cloisonne flower card
faux claisonne butterfly card
Stampin' Supplies Flower Card:
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Very Vanilla (101650), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Stamps: Sweet Essentials (c - 126457, w - 132085), Secret Garden (c - 129144, w - 131940)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Island Indigo (126986)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Envelope Liners (132172), Secret Garden Framelits (129372), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Edgelits Framelits (127010), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Heat Tool (129053)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Embossing Buddy (103083), Basic Pearls Jewels (119247).

Stampin Supplies Butterfly Card:
Paper: Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310), Melon Mambo (115320), Island Indigo (122923) Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683) and Basic Black (121045) card stocks
Ink: Island Indigo (126986), VersaMark (102283)
Stamp Set: Feel Goods (c - 129684, w - 131916), Papillon Potpourri (c - 123759, w - 132058)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751) , Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack (118309), Bitty Butterfly (129406) and Elegant Butterfly (127526), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129053)
Accessories: Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Medium Envelope (107300)
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WATCH THIS VIDEO to learn how to create envelope liners for your handcrafted cards just like the one above that coordinates with the butterfly card.  To make the envelope that coordinates with the flower card above, use the new Envelope Punch Board.

Watch this video to see how the Envelope Punch Board works!

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