Saturday, September 29, 2012

Technique Tuesday - September - Faux Leather

Hello friends - I don't know about the rest of you all but I was sooo very happy that today was Friday!  I started a new job this week and came home every night with a brain that felt like it was going to explode from all the new information that I am taking in. Each night after dinner this week  I would come up to my craft room with the greatest of intentions to create and relax and would just sit there like a lump staring at everything. Then I would go to bed and couldn't shut off my brain to get the rest I needed - what a bummer.  But tonight, knowing that I can sleep in tomorrow (I hope!) I decided I really really wanted to try this new technique called Faux Leather and support my friend Mynnette by trying this and sharing a card with you on her challenge blog before the current challenge ends.  Technique Tuesday is the challenge site and the September challenge is "Faux Leather Using Masking Tape".  This is a really easy and fun technique to try - I think I need a bit more practice at it but it turned out pretty good for my first attempt.  Mynnette has provided you with really great instructions and pictures on how to achieve this effect so rather than repeat them I'll refer you to the site.  Plus... there are some great examples from the DT to inspire you.

Here are the deets on my card in terms of what I used (all Stampin Up! supplies):  Cardstock - Chocolate Chip (base), Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy and Cajun Craze (leaves), Soft Suede and Crumb Cake (sentiment).  DSP is from the NEW Orchard Harvest in the Holiday Mini catty.  I used 3 different textured embossing folders on the leaves - Spider Web, Perfect Polka Dots and Houndstooth.  I first used the Top Note die to cut my main shape on the card - then I placed all kinds of pieces of masking tape all over this shape (I used two different widths of masking tape).  Then I followed the faux leather technique and cut off the excess tape from the original shape. I used the Word Window and Modern Label punches for the sentiment and the new Leaves die from the Holiday mini. That darling wood button is also new from the naturals buttons set. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did and I hope you like this card.  As I mentioned there are some other great ideas and samples from the DT at Technique Tuesday - but I've also popped into several of the blogs from others who have made something to enter and share and they are awesome (and on the ball - they didn't wait til the last minute - lol).  Check it out if you get a chance.  Til next time - hugs and happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous Thanksgiving card!! Love those leaves, all the different textures, and the beautiful Fall colors you chose!! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month!!
    Nancy xx :D

  2. This card is fabulous! Love how you incorporated the technique as one of the layers and then the texture in the leaves. I want to touch it! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

  3. Hi Danielle, thank you so much for joining us at Mynnette's Technique Tuesday challenge, we really appreciate your support. Fab card, wonderful use of colour and Katy is right - you want to reach out and stroke the leaves. I hope we will see you again for this months challenge hugs Karen

  4. Gorgeous Danielle - love your leaves - Jacqueline xx


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