Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Faux Leather Sympathy Card


I learned a new technique (to me) on how to make faux leather for cards and projects by watching this video by Sheena here.  She was making faux leather book covers out of kraft paper and it is really amazing IRL how much this paper looks and feels like leather. I suggest you check her video out if you want to learn how to do it, You need thick kraft paper (I used Stampin' Up), glycerin (found at drugstores) and distress inks. When the paper was still wet, I embossed it with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug. After it was dry, I sponged on Vintage Photo and a bit of Spiced Marmalade distress Ink. In yesterday's post, I shared a card I made with the negative of the feather die and today I am using the feather itself. I sponged the edges of the feather (die by QuicKutz, colors created with Brushos), and attached. I added a die cut "With Sympathy" from Cottage Cutz.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Catch the Bug and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

9 comments:

Virgo5 said...

Love the card and the techniques used! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I really want to try this technique :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Love the faux leather look and you card is wonderful too!

Jacquie said...

fabulous card, love the faux leather. Thank you for joining us over at http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ challenge 13, good luck.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie j DT LPOCF
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Fantastic work! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

La-Vie B. – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog DT
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C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Fantastic work! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

La-Vie B. – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Fantastic work! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

La-Vie B. – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

The faux leather technique is lovely as the background for your lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge on the Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw. Please join us for our Annual Christmas in July event starting later today, and lasting all week. Lots of prizes to be won!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT