Sunday, September 19, 2010

Technique Sunday: Faux Leather

Today I am holding my monthly “Try This Technique Sunday” Class and will show how to do the “Faux Leather” technique.

It’s a pretty old technique, but so worth repeating! All you need is Masking tape pieces over a piece of CS, classic ink, clear embossing powder and a heat tool…

Then you can make cool backgrounds like in this card:

plant hope_faux leather

Supplies used:

Item # Description
103683 Adhesive - Mini Glue Dots 
104430 Adhesive - Stampin' Dimensionals 
119741 Brads - Metallic
121003 Brads, Glimmer - Basics
102277 Classic Stampin' Pad - BC Old Olive
100908 Classic Stampin' Pad - NC Chocolate Chip
119670 Classic Stampin' Pad - NC Early Espresso
103162 Classic Stampin' Pad - RC More Mustard
100702 CS - 8.5x11 - BC Old Olive 
120953 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Crumb Cake (24)
119686 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Early Espresso 
100730 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Whisper White 
106958 Cutter Kit
120907 Punch - Decorative Label Extra-Large
119959 Ribbon, 1/8" Taffeta - Early Espresso 
120528 Stamp Set: A Word for You - Clear-Mount
120540 Stamp Set: Plant Hope - Clear-Mount
121169 Stamp Set: Tags til Christmas - Clear-Mount
109130 Stampin' Emboss Powder - Clear 
100079 Stampin' Write - BC Old Olive
102930 The Tearing Edge
101856 Vellum CS - 8.5x11 White 
120985 Waffle Paper 5 yds, 8" wide ( 2 rolls; Early Espresso & Basic Black)

The second card, I especially love now, because I used the “French Foliage” Stamp set in combination of the Leaves #2 Sizzix Die with it and worked pretty well. See here:

French Foliage_close

And here is the full card:

French Foliage

Supplies used:

Item # Description
104430 Adhesive - Stampin' Dimensionals 
105229 Classic Ink Refill - BC Pumpkin Pie
103287 Classic Ink Refill - BC Real Red
119670 Classic Stampin' Pad - NC Early Espresso
105117 CS - 8.5x11 - BC Pumpkin Pie
119686 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Early Espresso 
101650 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Very Vanilla 
100730 CS - 8.5x11 - NC Whisper White 
119684 CS - 8.5x11 - RC Cajun Craze 
120907 Punch - Decorative Label Extra-Large
104199 Ribbon, Linen Thread
113459 Sizzix Originals Die - Leaves #2
121166 Stamp Set: French Foliage - Clear-Mount
120142 Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (Hostess L3) - Clear-Mount 
109130 Stampin' Emboss Powder – Clear 

Normally you apply the classic ink over the masking tape by dapping ink pads across. But on the second card, I’ve tried something different… Ink Refill with sponges… It works pretty GOOD and you don’t have to worry about possibly messing up your ink pads…

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!


  1. WOW, both cards are beautiful, I just love the fall colors and that faux leather technique looks great. Excellent work.

  2. These are fantastic Claudia! I'ts been a while since I've done this technique...I I love the look....the leaves are fantastic too!


  3. This is one of the prettiest fall leaves cards I have ever seen! The masking tape technique works great for this!! The more I see done with cajun craze, the more I like it and see how versatile it is....Mary L


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