Saturday, June 23, 2012

Super Saturday: Faux Cheesecloth–2 Ways

Welcome to today’s Super Saturday Tutorial:  Faux Cheesecloth – Two Ways!!  Today’s tutorial was inspired by a tape style lint roller!  LOL… inspiration can be anywhere, and today’s tutorial is no exception.Super Saturday Tutorial 062312 createdbyu_blogspot

While working in my stamping studio on Friday, a number of future tutorials presented themselves.  The good news is that I have enough tutorials to carry us through for the next couple weeks.. the bad news is that today I’m sharing just one, LOL!!today's tips for paper crafters:  lint roller cleaning stamps

This is what my lint roller looked like yesterday…. and inspiration for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial too!

Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters…

  • When you get glitter and/or embossing powder or paper particles on your stamps, it is easily removed using a common tape style lint roller. 
  • The lint roller actually leaves the stamp a little sticky or tacky too… a bonus which helps the ink stick to the stamp in a similar fashion to the classic Versa Mark style water mark ink!
  • You don’t have to clean your stamp before rolling it… LOL, it will also remove much (but not all) of the excess ink too!
  • Use a lint roller to remove debris and particles from your Cricut machine cutting mat to extend it’s life!

Super Saturday Tutorial:  Faux Cheesecloth Two Ways!!

Supplies You’ll Need: 

Stamps:  Woodgrain

Ink:  Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Papers: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock, Crumb Cake

Terrific Tools:  Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stamp-Ma-Jig

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge (wedge), Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Hologram Highlights, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Step By Step.. Faux Cheesecloth Basic Tutorial

  1. Ink the woodgrain stamp with soft suede ink, and stamp onto a piece of very vanilla card stock.inspiration to life... faux cheescloth step one createdbyu
  2. Re-Ink the stamp using soft suede ink, turn 90 degrees and stamp again.  stamping the faux cheesecloth using woodgrain stamp image step 2
  3. Use a stamp-ma-jig positioning tool to align and stamp the rest of the card stock OR… just cut it off, LOL!ways to use it stamp ma jig tool
  4. Sponge using a stampin’ sponge wedge and crumb cake classic ink.sponge on color crumb cake for depth
  5. Distress the edges using the blade of your paper snips or Craft and rubber scissors.distress the edge of the vv card stock
  6. Your distressed edge will look something like this…distressed edge of vv card stock
  7. Sponge along the edge using the stampin’ sponge wedge and crumb cake ink.sponge the card stock edge
  8. Your finished piece will look like faux cheesecloth or burlap… similar but not quite as intriguing as the faux fish net technique though!another faux burlap or cheesecloth technique 062312

OK… so I promised you two versions of the faux cheese cloth… and here’s the second one!

  1. This time… instead of being so precise and stamping both vertically and horizontally, get a little crazy!!  Ink the woodgrain stamp using Versa Mark Ink and stamp onto Bashful Blue Card Stock… every which way!  Then cover with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, give it a flick of the finger and heat emboss!woodgrain stamp set and embossing used to create faux cheesecloth or fishnet technique
  2. Isn’t it cool?  LOL… now use your favorite Sea Shell stamp set… By The Sea Shore from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is a great example, and build a card!  Ink the images using Versa Mark ink onto crumb cake card stock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using a heat tool!loving the new by the sea shell images when embossed on crumb cake card stock
  3. After fussy cutting out some of the images, ink the entire image again using versa mark and cover with dazzling diamonds or iridescent ice glitter!  (What were they thinking when they retired Iridescent Ice???)hologram highlights or dazzling diamonds and sea shells sparkle
  4. I decided the card was a little too plain… so inked the reverse side of one corner using versa mark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Once it was a bit cool, it was inked again with versa mark and then covered with hologram highlights (you could also use dazzling diamonds) and heat embossed.  After turning the corner towards the cheesecloth embossed surface, it was attached using a stampin’ dimensional aka pop dot.popped, embossed and blinged up corner in bashful b lue
  5. A sentiment from “lovely thoughts” stamp set was embossed using versa mark, white embossing powder and heat tool onto vellum card stock and attached to the card base using basic rhinestone jewels.  You got to have a little sparkle and bling when you’re playing in the sunshine and water!!loving thoughts embossed sentiment_createbyu

Here’s an angled or profile view of the sea shell card so you can see the depth and proportions…profile popped and blinged

Last night I made the most phenomenal Chicken Taco Soup!! LOL.. it started out as a puffy chicken taco recipe from Saveur on the web… and evolved into soup!  I was really hungry for San Antonio style Puffy Chicken Tacos but when DH came home he wasn’t too excited by the prospect…. and a new recipe was born!!  Yum!!  If you’d like the recipe, please leave a comment and I’ll post the recipe later next week!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial… I’m really excited about next week’s technique tutorial, but that’s got to wait a few days Winking smile  I look forward to reading your comments and hope you’ll continue to follow along with my stamping studio adventures!



Shop my online stampin up store for stamps and Supplies used in today’s…

Faux Cheesecloth – 2 ways technique tutorial

Stamps:  Loving Thoughts, By The Seashore, Woodgrain

Papers:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue

Inks:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Versa Mark

Terrific Tools:  Heat Tool, Paper Snips or Craft ‘N Rubber Scissors, Stampin’ Sponge (wedge), Stamp-Ma-Jig (optional)

Awesome Accessories:  Clear stampin’ emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Hologram Highlights, Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones Jewels

Techniques:  Faux Cheesecloth, Faux Burlap, Fishnet, embossing, fussy cutting, bling, sponging

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ColleenB. said...

Awesome project thank you.
Never even thought of using a lint roller. Great idea thanks

Seletta Henry said...

Thanks for the "lint Roller tips", how easy and efficient. The cards are beautiful and I love the cheesecloth look.
Have a blessed week-end, Seletta
p.s. would like the recipe

Elizabeth M. Harris said...

Great projects, Sharon!

You just about gave me a heart attack when you said Iridescent Ice was retired! It's not. You can find it on page 159 under Stampin' Emboss Powder. Whew! Crisis averted! :)

Brm643 said...

Sharon. I love your your Saturday techniques. Have to try this one for sure. I'd love the soup recipe.


Sandy said...

LOVE this! What is Hologram Highlights? I love the sound of it. Where can you get it?

Thank you for sharing this neat technique!


Sandy O said...

Great tutorial and I can't wait to get the new seashell set. I was hoping you'd post the recipe today. I'm on my way to the store to see what I can think of for dinner.

"Sam" Cox aka Virginia Cox said...

You are unbelievable!! A blog everyday, tutorial on Saturday and don't you also work full time? Even if you are not working full time, it's mind boggling all you do. Thank you. I have cased a few of your cards and used your tutorials also. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

Cindy Ware said...

Great tutorials! And thanks for the lint roller tips!

Kelly said...

Way cool technique! Love your tutorials. Can't wait for your recipe!

Doris said...

Love your seashell card. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Carol V said...

I have used a lint roller to get glitter up before, butnever thought of this great technique. Thanks for the great tutorials.

Karen said...

Another beautiful card -- thanks for sharing!

Donna4stamping said...

I love my lint roller. I also use it to stick down the backs of the sticky strips and the dimensionals so they don't end up all over me and my floor or work surface.
Thanks for all your great ideas.

Ingrid said...

Love it Sharon! Thanks. :)

Donna said...

Sharon, great technique and tutorial (as usual). Thanks for show-casing your beautiful card, too!

Gail S. said...

Really pretty!! Great use of the wood grain stamp and the hint of the lint roller is one I am going to use. Thanks.

Pat M. said...

GREAT tip about the lint roller Sharon! Hmmm - it opens up many more ideas - like how about to clean up your work stations when there's a bunch of embossing powder around? And - I love your card too!!

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Sue Duffy said...

Love the fishnet/cheesecloth, Sharon! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Loriritchie12 said...

Love your site, your techniques are great. Many of my blog emails just get filed until I have time to read them, not yours, I always open it to see what's new! Keep up the great work.

Sharon Field said...

LOL... I use the lint roller for an abundance of things in my stamping studio... it's fabulous with glitter and/or small scraps of paper too!

Sharon Field said...

Never thought of the lint roller for sticky strips and dimensionals! LOL.. have used a wet paper towel for them... it's like a magnet!

Sharon Field said...

Thanks Sam! Sometimes it's a bit crazy trying to keep up with my goals but I do enjoy stamping every moment I can! I do work outside my home too... sometimes it gets a little crazy!!

Sharon Field said...

LOL... Hologram highlights is a glitter now retired... I confuse it all the time with iridescent ice!! Sorry for the confusion!

Sharon Field said...

Funny, I looked and looked for the iridescent Ice powder before posting and if it were a bear... LOL thanks for straightening that out!!

Nicole Sapien said...

I adore this seashell card! thanks for sharing friend!