TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Are you ready for a new Teach Me That?  Every Thursday I share a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level. Today I will be showing you how to create a faux linen look.  I love this technique!

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

Can you see that wonderful texture on the card?  This technique is fast, fun, and easy peasy!  Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Cut your Whisper White cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the same size.
  • Peel away the backing sheet.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Adhere onto your Whisper White cardstock.  Leave the backing paper in place until the end.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Place the cardstock onto your tissue paper.  This is NOT stuck down.  We are only using it as a template.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Fold down the top, bottom, and the sides.  Give the tissue paper a crease. 

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • These creases will show your actual stamping space.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • I began with my sentiment.  Can you see how I stamped in the corner?  That’s why those crease lines are so helpful.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Next I came in with my flower stamps.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • I stamped flowers randomly on the tissue paper.
  • Be careful not to smear your stamped images.  Ink doesn’t dry the same on tissue paper.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Add the center of the flowers.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Add more stamped images as desired.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Fill in dead space with leaves.
  • Allow the tissue paper to dry for a few minutes.  You could move the process along with a heat gun, if you’d like.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Are you ready?  Now you crumble up the tissue paper.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Wad it up into a little ball.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Unfold your tissue paper CAREFULLY (you don’t want it to tear).

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Repeat this process a second time.  You want the “linen” look of the creases going every which way.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Gently smooth out the tissue paper but not too much.  We want those creases to show so don’t get rid of them by over-flattening the tissue paper.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Remove the backing paper from your cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Line up the sentiment in the corner and TAP the tissue onto the sticky paper.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Tap, tap, tap to adhere the tissue!  

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Flip the paper over and give it a gentle back rub.
  • Pay close attention to the edges.  You want those pressed down really well.

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Can you see that wonderful texture?

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

  • Trim away the excess tissue paper.  

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  

TEACH Me That! Learn the FAUX LINEN TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 20, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Thick Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Berry Burst – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Tissue Paper – 6″ x 6″

Want to create my card using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

Well, it’s been 2 months since I started my Weight Watchers journey and I am happy to say that I am down about 12 pounds.  About 12…. that’s because I am still holding onto some water weight from my trip.  A weight loss of 1.5 pounds a week is right on course for healthy weight loss and I am feeling quite proud!  And 20 of those days were spend out of town, eating out.

I find it interesting on some of my Facebook Weight Watcher groups how people are venting about their disappointment with the program because they’ve only only 6 pounds in 2 weeks.  Seriously????  I think all the quick weight loss commercials (you know the ones, “LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 3 DAYS”) are sending mixed signals.  1-2 pounds a week is safe weight loss.  Quick weight loss is sure to come right back.

My clothes are fitting SO much better and I feel amazing!  Love the energy I have!  Why didn’t I do this ages ago????

A HUGE shout out to those of you who suggested Melatonin to help with my jet lag.  I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!  That did the trick!  I slept through the night and woke up at my normal time. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

I sure appreciate you checking in with me today!  Are you excited to try the Faux Linen Technique?  Go raid the gift wrap box and grab some tissue paper and get to stamping!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - Use JULY Host Code UN2FHR74 and receive the Magnetic Refrigerator Shopping List/Message Center video & written tutorial!

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