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Week 17 AWH Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

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Flirty flamingo swatchWelcome back to our Tuesday AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Working our way through the colours each week, and today we are up to Flirty Flamingo.  Not a colour I use that often but I love this combo with Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam. 

I'm featuring the First Frost stamp set and a simple technique you can try at home - Faux Silk.  All you need is some white tissue paper, white cardstock and a glue stick, plus your favourite stamps and inks.

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First up stamp your images onto your tissue paper.  (Go raid that wrapping paper cupboard or box and I bet you'll find some.)  Collage style stamps work well where you can just plonk on a range of images.  I've used Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam inks here. 

Next the fun bit - scrunch up your tissue paper. 

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Now coat a piece of white cardstock in glue - use a glue stick or use Tombow multipurpose glue.  Make sure you coat the whole piece right to the edges. 

Unscrunch your tissue paper but don't smooth out the wrinkles. Gently press it onto your glued cardstock.  Be sure not to do any smoothing as the wrinkles is what gives you the lovely texture of faux silk.  Just tap it down.  Either trim off the excess tissue paper or fold over the edges and adhere on the back.  (I tried both ways this month and think you get a neater edge when you fold the extra over.)  Voila - you're all done. 

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And here's the finished card.

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Gives a lovely touch of soft texture to a card and is quick and simple to do with minimal equipment.  I love this technique.

To check out some more gorgeous Flirty Flamingo creations from the crew head on over to Catherine's blog (click here) for the links to the other projects. 

We'll be back next week with the next colour - Fresh Fig.  I'm having so much fun taking part in this weekly challenge. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Comments

Kate Morgan

Gorgeous bright colour combination, Sue and a great technique with this stamp set!

Catherine Proctor

Wow, Sue, I love your choice of stamp set and colours for this technique. Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for hopping along tonight!

Ros Davidson

Another fun technique and perfect for this stamp set with a lovely colour combination.

Diane Furniss

Nice a bright, and a great technique Love it.

Claire Daly

Perfect stamp set and colour combination for this technique Sue. It looks amazing!

Caroline Manwaring

Sue, your card is just gorgeous and thank you for sharing how it was created.

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