April 07, 2011

Faux Patent Leather



Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's cards feature a faux patent leather look.  The bottom card was my first attempt, the top one is the card we made at our Girl's Night Out class.  The technique is pretty cool ... you just take pieces of masking tape (normal stuff, not painter's tape), and rip it into pieces and adhere  onto a piece of 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of white card stock (I didn't use my good stuff, used cheap stuff).  For the top card, I spread really red ink all over the taped cardstock.  Then use a sponge and smear it all over.  That fills in the cracks, too.  After that, apply Versamark, and clear embossing powder.  Heat using the heat tool.  Once cool, place in Big Shot using the Top Note die.  (The bottom card was done using early espresso ink).

After embossing, the real red turned more poppy parade, so that's what I paired the rest of the card with.  Poppy parade and soft suede (embossed using the square lattice embossing folder).  The flower stamped in En Francois, then run through the Big Shot with the Fun Flowers die.  The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set, and the ribbon is the poppy parade 1/2" polyester ribbon.  Oh, and we can't forget the rhinestone in the flower.

Of course, both cards look so much prettier in real life!

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1 comment:

Carol said...

VERY interesting technique...TFS!!!