After almost a hundred photos in every conceivable lighting, angle and position, I finally gave up and settled for this one. This card was done for my weekly CCEE challenge. This one was to use the faux silk technique. You do this by stamping tissue paper, balling it up, smoothing it out and glueing it to a piece of cardstock. It gives great texture to your artwork. The red panel has gold oriental writing stamped on it, plus I got a little gold ink on my finger and lightly rubbed it on the raised edges to highlight the texture. It's very subtle and looks great in real life. However, I had a terrible time trying to capture the effect in a photo. All three panels are done in the faux silk.
recipe: paper- white, real red, black; ink- black archival, real red, gold pigment (Ranger); stamps- Bamboo II (SU), scene and writing (PSX); accessories- tissue paper, square gold brads