Thursday 6 September 2012

Faux Batik

Hi Bloggers.

This as a demo card from the shows last Friday. I totally forgot a step in the demo and ended up just showing a resist technique - still effective though. I always seem to forget something!

For the background panels, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti static bag. I stamped the holly image from the Creative Expressions Let it Snow Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. Then (this is the bit I forgot) I folded the piece several times, turned it over and folded it in different places. I spritzed it with some water to loosen the fibres. I picked up some Stormy Sky Distress Ink onto my brayer and ran it diagonally across the middle of my card. I cleaned the brayer and picked up some Pine Needles Distress Ink. I ran this over the remaining white areas of my background. I put it aside to dry. Once dry, I cut it into 4 and mounted each piece onto Coconut White card.

I stamped the snowman image from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight and inked through the die with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I pressed 4 of the Creative Expressions Art Deco Metal Corners into Perfect Medium, sprinkled them with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing Powder and heat set. I added 1 to each corner using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlecent PVA in Silver Lustre around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi great card will have to try it
    Thanks Jayne

  2. Hi Julia, saw this on Create and Craft and liked it then. A lovely Christmas card so cute.


  3. Morning,
    Really liked this when i saw it - with or without the paper crinkles this card works.
    Amanda x

  4. Morning Julia anouth beautiful card I like the colours that you have used. I will be having ago at this one.

    Take Care
    Debs Artliff

  5. Hi Julia, what a lovely Christmas card, like the background, must give that a try. Bx

  6. Morning Julia

    I am not too keen on the snowman stamp he is too busy for my taste but I adore tat background you have created and those corners are gorgeous

    Hope you have a nice day

    Sue xxxxx

  7. Stunning card love the back ground must give it a try there is so much I want to try .Melanie

  8. Love the card Julia, and the snowman is adorable.

  9. Your card is gorgeous, will give this a go.

    Jo x

  10. Morning Julia, Another gorgeous card, I love the background faux batik, it is gorgeous. I love the snowman, he is so 'cheeky' and with the black sparkle embossing powder, he is 'sparkly cheeky'. I love that embossing powder, another to add to my list. Thank you for despatching my ebay order for iridescent ribbon so quickly, ordered one day delivered the next, fantastic. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Loved this when it was on C&C great background technique.
    Have a good day.

  12. Morning Julia, I too saw you demo this on C&C and agree that both techniques are fab. Beautiful colours and design. Have a lovely day, love Christine H xx

  13. Hi Julia - another great card - never mind about "forgetting something" the "forgetfulness club" is a large one as my crafty buddy and I often speak about what we forget lol!

  14. Hi julia I love this card its so different to most xmas cards and funnily enough I was watching a recording of you doing this card last night!! Love lesley xx

  15. love this one Julia, sat last night watching you doing this and thought then how nice it was

  16. I do like the panel look on this Julia, very pretty

    xx Sandra

  17. Morning Julia, im not suprised you forget things on TV, id be terrified, plus your crafting in a set time!
    Loved this card, and as i love resist stamping, im going to try this folding part too. Lovely card, colours and layout.

  18. Stunning card Julia love everything about it. xx hazel

  19. Ah now that is clever - love the faux batik! jenx

  20. Beautiful card ,like the batik style Laura O

  21. Hi Julia, Great card love the faux batik and colours you have used
    will be trying this one, my corners were waiting for me when got home
    just now, so off to try embossing them.
    nancyd xx

  22. Hi Julia - this is lovely and I think it is a really good background. So different to popping an ordinary piece of paper/card there. I also love the image - very very cute.

    Hugs Sue P xxx


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