Friday, December 13, 2013

Just Us Girls #219 - Faux Silk

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Sue V is our hostess this week and she has chose the Faux Silk technique for us to use this week.  You can find the SCS tutorial here.  I must admit I have never done this technique and it was quite enjoyable and easy to do!  Great look too :)

I know I'm totally inundating you with snowflakes, and I apologize....sort of wink, wink!  For some reason I just can't get enough of them this year!  

That being said, I used the fabulous trio of snowflakes from Holiday Treats along with chocolate chip and close to cocoa to create the faux silk background.    The large snowflake is PTI's and the kraft one is a Martha Stewart punch.  Snuck in my crimper too {grin}.

The rest of the  JUGS team, along with our December GD Jan Del Bone, have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they've created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Get some extra time this weekend to get lots of little things done because the grass soccer fields are still closed this weekend which means no game today, and a good chance my son won't be reffing on Sunday (unless he gets a game on the turf).  Yeah for a little down time to catch my breath :)  

Have a great weekend!

Challenges:  Simon Says





What's In It? 
Stamps:   Joyous Noel and Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Kraft (Stampin' Up)
, Cream Linen, Tissue Paper
Ink:  Black, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:   Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Snowflake Die (PTI), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars),  Brown Half Pearls (Michaels'), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your snowflake card. Great choice of colors on this one, and I love that great big snowflake in the center. You are definitely the queen of snowflakes this week! lol

dj said...

Love love love!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Maple leaf and snowflake Lady - your new name :)-- Fabulous job with this fun technique!

Lynn said...

Amen for the down time! Your card is stunning!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa!! Love the BIG snowflake and these neutral colors are so rich and pretty. Glad you got some down time!! ((Hugs))

Tracey McNeely said...

Love that you keep using snowflakes, perfect for this time of year! Love your card Marisa!

cm said...

You're maximizing your 'off the sidelines' time wonderfully; this card is stunning! Keep those snowflakes coming; every one featuring them has been amazing (all your cards are amazing, just for the record!!). Glad to hear Noel knows the 'crew' here...he's a neat guy! Happy Saturday!!
c

Jen said...

I had forgotten all about the faux silk technique! It looks great with these snowflakes (I can never have enough of those)!

Benzi said...

Love your pretty card. I've never used that technique. Maybe I should give it a try. Love your snowflake. You love snowflakes and I love snowmen...all related to snow. :-)

Nancy said...

Marisa ...hope you got to relax a little today since the soccer was canceled! Love your take on the Faux challenge. I am really into snowflakes to this year. Have a great Sunday as well!

Betty Wright said...

Love the layered snowflakes! Beautifully done!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What a beauty! I too love snowflakes and this card makes me feel happy! Love the snowflakes on the faux silk background and the big layered one for the focal point. Gorgeous!

Barbara Murphy said...

beautiful! i love the creams and browns!

nwilliams6 said...

You do color better than anyone - the colors on this are wonderful! Love the flakes - I have got to get that die! Beautiful! Hugz!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Love the layered snowflake!! Adorable!