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Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Embossing, Faux Batik, Heat Embossing | 41 comments

Autumn Weather with the Inking Royalty

Welcome to the Inking Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Autumn Weather, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with warm tones and beautiful nods to the upcoming change in weather. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

You guys know me well enough by now that you know I kinda take a different approach to the blog hop themes. This month is all about Autumn weather.   Fall is a beautiful time of year. We have football, pumpkins, apples, and leaves changing.  I’m sharing with you one of my favorite techniques that reminds me of leaf rubbings.  It doesn’t really look like leaf rubbings but, the technique is beautiful with leaf imagines. Something about the process completely reminded me of leaf rubbings.  I have not done Faux batik in a long time! So, it was definitely time to pull it out of the vault and play.

In thinking about which stamp set to use I landed upon the newish, Forever Fern stamp set. A few reasons why I chose this stamp set.  1. I have had the most success with the Faux Batik technique when using solid images.   2. This stamp set is beautiful!

Forever Fern

Forever Fern stamp set

This red rubber Distinktive style of stamp is so much fun to use!  I really love red rubber stamps and it really makes me happy that Stampin’ Up! has this awesome line of stamps

There are several steps to the Faux Batik technique.  Basically, you stamp the image on tissue paper with versa mark ink. Then heat emboss the image.  I often use metallic embossing powder. But, that is not necessary.  The next step is to use a baby wipe to add ink to the image as it is layered over shimmery white paper.  To see specific instructions please check out this post!

The card base is stamped using the Very Versital stamp set! I truly adore this stamp set! I always tend to overdo the grunge/ vintage look. As you can see above.  But, seriously, overdone it is still pretty

Very versatile

Very versatile stamp set

If you don’t have this beautiful stamp set you need it!  I used early espresso, mint macaron, and silver ink to create the background.  I also did a little sponging with Mango Melody   The thinking of you stamp was in my Very Versital stamp case. So, I really have no idea where it belongs. At the time I thought it was in the right place.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  8. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  15. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

I’m so glad you have taken the time to hop along with us today!  Please take the time to continue to hop along! I know everyone will have many beautiful autumn inspiration for you!  Remember to always find a moment in your day to be creative!

Peace my loves-


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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Blueberry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Faux Batik, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018, Tranquil Textures, Tranquil Tide | 1 comment

Rooted In Nature Faux Batik

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

May’s The Creative Way – A Product Feature is all about Rooted In Nature Stamp Set! I have really enjoyed creating with this set. It lends itself to techniques (including Faux Batik, sweek), different styles, and is beautiful!!! What more can you ask for out of a stamp set!!

The first post in this series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

For Day 3!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Faux Batik

Today’s card features a very unique technique, Faux Batik.  I love this technique so very much. And today I added so little extra to the technique!  By adding heat embossing to the finished Batik. Making masculine cards are a challenge for me.  I love flowers, stripes, colors, and other girl things.  The Rooted In Nature (146479) stamp set makes masculine cards a breeze!!

Faux Batik is quite simple.  There are a few steps but, each one is easy enough!  The first step is to pick your stamp.  The second thing you want to do is heat emboss the image onto a piece of tissue paper. Then, layer the tissue paper over shimmery white paper.  Using a baby while add ink to the tissue paper.  Pressing down making sure the tissue is thoroughly inked.  Then gently lift the tissue to reveal the batik image.

A all occasions card featuring Faux Batik for The Creative Way

  • The first step was to do the Faux Batik.  For the Batik I used Tranquil Tide and Blueberry Bushel. You can learn more about this process here.
  • After finishing the Faux Batik process I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp and heat emboss the tree.  This is what give the light shadow around the image.  The embossing is copper.
  • The next step was to add texture!  Copper Thread, Blueberry Bushel paper, leaves, and Leaves Trinkets (146343)
  • The final step was to add a strip of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (146331)  and Copper Foil (142020)

Did you notice that the card base was the new Merry Merlot! This awesome color was added to the neutrals collection!  I adore this new neutral!  I have so enjoyed sharing. Rooted In Nature with you during May’ The Creative Way! 

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here

The Faux Batik technique is loaded of fun!  You can learn more about the technique here.  Then you can see other cards featuring the technique here, here, and here.  If you give this technique a try please tag me on social media or share via email. I would love to see what you create! #westsidepapercreations

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Have a amazing Monday!  I hope each of you have a moment to be creative!



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Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Big Shot, Dapper Denim, Embossing, Faux Batik, In Colors 2016, Layering Ovals, Occasions Catalog 2018, Oh So Eclectic, Painted Harvest, Petal Passion, Seaside Embossing Folder, Stiched Shapes, Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Sayings Dies | 17 comments

Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors

Stamping Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Bon Voyage 2016-2018 In-Colors you will be missed

I have so enjoyed using these beautiful In-Colors. In so many ways, I’m kinda sad to see them go…on the other had I am super excited about all the New Colors coming soon in the Annual Catalog .  More about that on another day!  Today, we are saying Bon Voyage to the retiring In-Colors, which includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach.  Flirty Flimango is also part of this color family. But, it is staying around for a few more years! Yeppie for that!!  I decided that the Faux Batik technique would be perfect to show off the beauty of this In-Color collection . I just pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and started playing with the technique .Then when I was finished I made a few cards out of the panels.  This technique works best with stamps that have more of a solid image. If you would like to know more about Faux Batik check out this post here.

Faux Batik

  • The colors used for the Faux Batik effect are Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  • The stamps came from Petal Passion, Painted Harvest, and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets
  • I liked the Faux Batik so much I decided to keep the card quite simple so it could shine
  • The silver thread and copper thread adds a little texture without taking away from the background

The Faux Batik effect was created by

  1. Stamping and heat embossing images onto tissue paper
  2. Layering the tissue paper over a piece of Shimmery White paper .
  3. Using a baby  wipe sponge color onto the tissue paper.
  4. The color will transfer to the paper everywhere you add ink except in the embossed areas .
  5. To learn more about the Faux Batik technique, check out this post!  To see other Faux Batik cards click here and here

Faux Batik

  • This background is made with Dapper Denim and three different sizes of circles. One from Waterfront , One from Oh So Eclectic, and One from Painted Harvest
  • Where you can see the ink went over some circles. That is because I layered my embossed tissue paper to create the effect .
  • The word celebrate is layered up by stacking three Dapper Denim one Peekaboo Peach on top. The adhesive sheets makes this process super easy

Faux Batik

  • These little trees from the Waterfront set are perfect for the Faux Batik technique!
  • This time I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach to creat the Batik effect
  • After it dried, the trees were cut out with the Stiched Shapes Dies
  • Layering with crumb cake and the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • The dollie was sponged with both Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Stampin' Up!

Product Supply List

Stamp Sets Used:

Sunshine Sayings, Painted Harvest (from the Holiday Catalog and returning in the 2018 Annual Catalog), oh So Eclectic, Petal Passion,Waterfront

Dies Used:

Layering Ovals, Sunshine Wishes, Celebrate You (From Sale-A-Bration but, will be back in 2018 Annual Catalog), Stiched Shapes

Paper:  2016-2018 In-Colors, Shimmery White

Embossing Folders: Seaside

Ink: 2016-2018 In-Colors

I hope each of you are having a wonderful Sunday Afternoon . I will be cleaning up a bit this afternoon. The kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. So that’s definitely on the to-do list.  Then getting some cards together to send out next week.  It is rainy here today, which lends itself greatly to staying dry and creating! Which is what I have been doing most of the day! Yesterday, was lovely here as we spent the afternoon at St. Bernhard in Cullman at their annual Blooming Festival.  Blooming Festival

Remember to be creative to be creative it is good for the soul

Peace my loves-


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Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Faux Batik, Feather Together, Heat Embossing | 0 comments

Feather Together

I loved yesterday’s Inking Royalty blog hop! It was so much fun hopping with my stamping friends.    If you would like to see the Fall Fav. Hop click here.   What awesome fall inspiration was shared!

My card for you today is a Faux Batik card using the Feather Together Stamp Set.  I love feather stamps. And have owned several over the years.  This one is just extra lovely to me!

Feather Together

This is a stamp layering set.  So you can layer the stamps to make a feather that looks like it has dimension.

Faux Batik is one of those techniques that I just can’t get enough of right now! I am just loving it!

  • The colors used are Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry
  • I picked three of the feather layers and heat embossed them onto tissue paper for the Faux Batik technique.
  • I taped a border using painters tape on shimmery white paper
  • After adding the embossing to the tissue, lay the tissue over your paper (shimmery White in this case)  and use a baby whips to add color to the tissue.  This will “transfer” the image to the card.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder
  • The copper foil and the Smoky Slate card base lightens up the card! This make the feathers pop!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the Faux Batik  technique check out this post.

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at


Supply List

 I am so happy you stopped by on this beautiful Thursday! We just have today and tomorrow untill we get to another crafty Weekend! Yeppie.   Have a great day, be creative, spread kindness, and share your craft with others!!!
Peace my friends-


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Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Embossing, Faux Batik, Flirty Flowers, Heat Embossing, Silver Embossing Powder, Wood Plank Texture Impressions Embossing Folder | 53 comments

Faux Batik with the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set!

I have had so much fun playing with the Faux Batik technique over the past couple of weeks.  And,  I’m so very excited to show you how to achieve beautiful Batik with stamped images.  My friend, and Inking Royalty Team Leader, Brian King invited me to be a Guest Stamper on his blog.  Thank You Brian, for this awesome opportunity!!!   I am truly honored to be a Guest on your blog and apart of the Inking Royalty.  And Thank you to all of those who have hopped over from his blog to see more detail about the Faux Batik process.

Batik is a wax resist that is used for fabric dyeing.  The process of Batik can also be used in other mediums, such as rice paper watercolor.  I fallow a lot of artist on Instagram. It is one of the places that I go to for inspiration.  One of the artist, Emily Jeffords, that I fallow has been doing a lot with Batik and painting.  Her batiks are amazing.  And made me want to try to make something similar for cards.

For the Faux Batik technique, I have found that it works best with stamped images that are more solid.  Verses ones that have lots of details or are sketchy looking.   Batiking is a very organic looking process.  There for flowers and leaves are really beautiful with the Faux batik.  The Flirty Flowers stamp set is just perfect.

This stamp set is so happy and the flowers have such a fresh feel.

Today,  I am sharing details for the Faux Batik techniques with you.  Also, at the bottom of the post is a video if you would like to see the technique in action.  If you have any questions about the technique  feel free to email me at  If you would like to see other cards featuring this technique click here and here

The first step is to gather up the supplies that you will need.   This includes tissue paper, shimmery white cardstock, versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, inks of your choice, stamps, and baby wipes

After you have gathered up your supplies, the next step is to heat emboss a stamped image onto the tissue paper.  To do this you will need your versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy,  and heat tool.  Be sure to use the embossing buddy first.  This will help keep stray embossing powder form sticking in unwanted areas.  After using the embossing buddy, you want to stamp the image with versamark, add the embossing powder, pour off any access powder, and heat set the image.

After you have the tissue paper embossed.  It is time to make a Batik image!! To do this you need to place the tissue paper over the  shimmery white card stock.


The next step is to start adding ink to the tissue paper with a baby wipe.  I work from lightest color to darkest color.  In this case Pool Party was the first color added .

This is what is should look simular to after adding the first color

Then, Pear Pizzazz

and Finally, Old Olive.

After adding the Old Olive ink.  You can go back to your lightest color and add more if you like.  The final step is to remove the tissue paper to reveal your Faux Batik

You can use your tissue paper more than once if you are using the same colors.  Also, do not throw your tissue paper away.  You can use this for another card showing off the pretty embossing.   I used silver embossing  powder for my card.  And I am planning a second card that uses the tissue paper layer.  I love the look of the metallic embossing powders with the ink around them.  Also, this technique works very well on Whisper White Card Stock.

When using a bold technique, like this Faux Batik, it is best to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  This allows for your handy work to shine.


  • After the Faux Batik has dried it is time to add a sentiment.  I chose one from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. This sentiment is in the Painted Harvest stamp set (available Sep 1) .  It is stamped in Early Espresso ink
  • The background is the pinewood Plank texture impression embossing folder.  Use the folder to emboss Early Espresso cardstock.  After embossing, I added some gold leafing to the texture.  This give it a shimmery weathered look.
  • The only thing left is to  put the card together and pop up the Faux Batik

This card is a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) . The card base is made from a 8 1/2 by 11 Early Espresso cardstock cut in half at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 side and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  Each layer is as follows.   Pear Pizzazz 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches.  Early Espresso 4 by 5 1/4 inches and embossed with the pinewood planks embossing folder. Pear Pizzazz 3 1/4 by 4 5/8 inches .  Shimmery White with Faux Batik 3 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!


Price: $110.00

Thank you for stopping by!! I so enjoyed sharing this fun technique with you!! I hope each of you have a fablous Friday!! And that you have a moment to be creative and share your creative flow with others!!

Peace & Happiness-


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