Designer Kim Hughes is back to share a technique with us. Kim calls this her “tomboy glam” look and is the perfect look for the not-so-girly girl in your life. Kim combines a faux denim background with a little bling and a faux sash.

Here is Kim’s card:


Here is what Kim did:

1. Stamp houndstooth pattern onto green paper with a darker green ink

2. Stamp cheetah pattern onto orange paper with a darker orange ink

3. Stamp weave pattern onto blue paper with blue ink

a. Apply ink to a large backgrounder stamp and leave it facing up. Press blue paper onto the inked stamp. By applying ink more than once, it gives it a denim look

b. Use a distress tool to rough up the edges to give the paper a worn demin look and feel


4. Stamp sentiment and add a bling dot to “girly”

5. Add a faux sash to the card

a. Use wide, heavy ribbon and fold back the ends and bring them to a point

6. Tie the ribbon in a knot and add to the card

7. Adhere all papers to a white cardstock base