Monday, 7 March 2016

Faux Pillow Top Technique

The first time I saw the Faux Pillow Top technique was on Allison Okamitsu's blog. It was one of those "I need to try that right now!" moments! Google and Pinterest have heaps of great ideas for how to accomplish this look, either using the Simply Scored board with the diagonal scoring plate (the easier method), or the Stampin' Trimmer. I used the Trimmer, which is a bit trickier, as you need to keep track of measurements (mine is scored every 2cm) and ensure you lines remain "lined up" against the vertical guide, whilst keeping your cardstock at a 45 degree angle.

 UPDATE: The Simply Scored is one of this weeks Weekly Deals, available on special 9th-15th March. Click HERE to see more!

I used a gold sequin at each intersecting score line, whereas Allison used a small pearl. Really any small embellishment is appropriate.

The bow has been created using my favourite Stampin'Up! Punch, the Bow Builder, with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue.

I have used two shades of yellow on this card, Hello Honey (the border) and Delightful Dijon (the strip along the bottom) The base card is Tip Top Taupe, with the main part of the card being Very Vanilla. The border around the sentiment is Mint Macaron.

The Thankyou sentiment is from the Rose Wonder set and brings me to the purpose of this card. It is for a dear friend who I actually met through Stampin'Up! (we are on the same team) and who kept me going with some very encouraging cards, texts and a beautiful gift during my recent illness. When you are bed ridden, as I was, a handmade card, or a thoughtful text can really brighten your day. So thankyou Petra, and I sincerely hope Australia Post manages to get you this card before you see it online!

Thanks for popping by, Em

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  1. So lovely Em! What a great technique. Thank you for taking part in our international blog highlight and making it such a success! All the best with the voting.

  2. Love this little cushion with the bow! So sweet! xx

  3. Very cute Em! I love the little bow. Xoxo

  4. Awesome Em!! Just love your score lines and how you have used your bow builder punch. Angexx

  5. Great technique Em! I may have to pinch that one!!

  6. Great Idea Em.....looks lovely

  7. Great technique. What a lovely card!