So Faux!

This card was supposed to be for a color challenge. However, as always, I relied on my memory (bad idea) and I used the wrong neutral for the challenge. So – here’s a So Faux for you.

Why is it “so faux?” Because it’s faux so many things. Faux Batik. Faux Rubber Cement. Faux Watercolor…

Beautiful Bunch, Stampin' Up!

Rubber cement is making a comeback! When I was a new demo, the technique was to splatter some rubber cement on a card, then sponge ink over the card after the rubber cement dried. Add more rubber cement, and more ink. Then repeat one more time. After you finished, you’d just rub the rubber cement off the card. It made a super cool background.

These days, you stamp an image, then paint over it with rubber cement to create a resist, then add ink.

I bought rubber cement years ago when the original technique was hot. But in the ensuing years, I’ve misplaced it. (Which means, “I’ll never use this again; why am I keeping it?” And then it went into the trash.)

So here’s a faux rubber cement for you. I stamped the Beautiful Bunch floral image in Basic Black Archival Ink. Then I stamped the block/background image in Versamark over the original and embossed with clear powder. That created a resist for ink.

I used my Aqua Painter to color around the images with Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder, and Old Olive inks.  Nice! But it still looked more like Emboss Resist than Rubber Cement Resist. So I decided to do a “Faux Batik” as well.

I set up my ironing board and iron (which Mike loves to use for clothes, but I mostly use for crafts). I placed a piece of copy paper over the embossed image, then ironed until the embossing powder was transferred from the stamped image to the copy paper.

I added a Tea Lace Paper Doily, some Metal Rimmed Pearls, and some White Metallics Glitter Tape to the card. I love that glitter tape! I’m sooooo crossing my fingers that we have something cool like that in the new catalog! In the meantime, don’t miss out! Place your $50 minimum order today to get it FREE during Sale-a-bration! But hurry. It ends March 31.

The final touch was a sentiment. I used the happy mother’s day stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and die-cut it with the Bitty Banners framelit.

Check back Friday for my REAL color challenge! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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3 Responses to So Faux!

  1. Mom says:

    Who needs “memory” when they are as creative as you?? This is a really classy card, Buffy. I love it.


  2. buffycooper says:

    You’ll always be my biggest fan! Thanks, Mom. I love you.


  3. Emilie Boyd says:

    Neat Card. Rubber cement is also used for masking these days. Can’t find mine either.


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