A Gorgeous Batik Technique with Jennifer Spiller

You are in for quite a treat today!  Today I’m sharing a project by my super-talented team member and friend, Jennifer Spiller who frequently shares her artwork on her Westside Paper Creations blog. Jennifer is an amazing artist, and I adore her enthusiasm for making beautiful things with paper and ink.  This picture of Jennifer shows her sweet spirit and her willingness to roll up her sleeves and get inky.

Its always a good time for ink

I asked Jennifer to create something pretty I could share on my blog – and that she could share at the same time.  Here’s what she sent me:

Flirty Flowers, Painted Harvest, Stampin' Up!, by Jennifer SpillerHow absolutely gorgeous is that?!  Jennifer’s project features a Faux Batik technique that is perfectly showcased here.  She harnessed a gorgeous mix of colors, patterns and textures to create this beautiful card.  I’m going to share a little bit about the elements of the card, but you’re going to want to click over to Jennifer’s blog to see her video on how she executed this technique.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • New Products.  Jennifer’s card features three new products – two from the new Annual Catalog and one from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Can you name all three?  Of course you can!  In case you are shy or unwilling to play along (I know you’re tired because you work hard, and this is your outlet to relax…), I’m going to show you all three of them.  🙂  The sweet silhouette of the flowers is from a new Flirty Flowers stamp.  What a sweet collection of flowers that can be an accent or a focal point!
    Flirty Flowers, Stampin' Up!

    Flirty Flowers, Stampin’ Up!

    To create a gorgeous backdrop for the sweet flower, Jennifer showcases the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – this deep-cutting folder creates quite a beautiful texture.

    Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!

    Pinewood Planks, Stampin’ Up!

    The sentiment on Jennifer’s card is from Painted Harvest, a new Fall-themed set in the Holiday Catalog.  You are certainly going to want this set to be at the top of your wish list from this upcoming catalog (live September 1).  Love!

    Painted Harvest, Stampin' Up!

    Painted Harvest, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweet Layers.  I love the sweet layers on Jennifer’s card!  Because of the thin frames on her card, there are actually FIVE layers of cardstock on this sweet-and-simple card.  If you count the layers of gold flaking (you can find gold flaking in most craft stores or online), there are SIX layers.  That’s a big win to me – when you can pile on the layers and still have a sweet, clean look.  Nice!
  • Rich Colors.  While Jennifer’s project features a touch of Old Olive and some gold leafing for accent, it’s the soft blue, green and brown that make this card so rich.  I love the combination of Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz she used in the focal image, and the Soft Suede is a perfect backdrop.  If you love these colors as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets:  Flirty Flowers, Painted Harvest  Papers:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Shimmery White  Inks:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, VersaMark  Accessories:  Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

There’s more!  Now that you’ve read through (or quickly flipped through) my thoughts on Jennifer’s amazing card, please hop over to Jennifer’s blog (Westside Paper Creations) to see exactly how she created this card.  This is an amazing technique!  Prepare to be wow’d!  She’s created a quick video that walks you through it step-by-step.


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  1. Hi Brian,
    Nice card made by Jennifer.
    So kind of you to post other artist.
    Have a great day.

  2. Thanks, Brian, for showcasing Jennifer’s beautiful card today. It is a real treat to see other’s creativity. Now I’m off to visit her blog and check out her video. Have a great day!

  3. Yep this card is gorgeous and she is adorable!

  4. Brian- I’m so excited to be your guest designer today!! Thank you for sharing my work with your followers and all the kind words! ? You are the best!!!

  5. Jennifer is so talented and has such an eye for color. This card is so beautiful.

  6. Wow!! So many gorgeous parts of this card!! I love Jennifer’s cards! Her use of color and texture is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us Brian!

  7. Thank you Jennifer, I watched your video, this fun technique is brand new to me. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  8. Stunning mix of color and masterful design. Jennifer is a true artist in every sense!

  9. Thanks Brian and Jennifer – fun little technique – think all my stampers would enjoy it also.

  10. Absolutely beautiful Jennifer and how nice of you to share it on Brian’s blog. I love the color combo and can’t wait to see the new catalog because all of the sneak peeks have been amazing. Thanks for showcasing this card Brian.

    • I’m thrilled to share it, Grace. So glad you like it. Thanks for the kind words. You’ll LOVE the new catalog – can’t wait for your copy to arrive.

  11. i love how beautifully all the textures play together. I can’t wait to try this technique. You are so kind to share Jennifer’s card with us.

  12. I love Jennifer’s card and technique and made sure to post a comment on her blog too. She’s awesome.

  13. Yup. Jennifer is amazing. She has taken stamping to the next level!

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