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!