Here is a technique from a long time ago. We seem to forget about some of the old ones but they are so neat. I am happy to bring one of them to you today Faux Leather and using the Tasteful Touches stamp set. It is so easy but the look is extra special. Give it a try.
- Stamp Set(s): Tasteful Touches
- Card Stock: Thick Very Vanilla ; Early Espresso
- Stamp Pad(s) and Ink(s): Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tuxedo Black, Blackberry Bliss Blends, Versamark
- Dies and Embossing Folder(s): Tasteful Labels Dies
- Embellishments: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
- Adhesive: Liquid Glue, Stampin Dimensionals, ¾” Masking Tape
- 8 ½” x 4 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock scored at 5¼”
- 5¼” x 4″ Very Vanilla cardstock
- 2 ½” x 3 ¾” Very vanilla cardstock
- 3″ x 2″ Early Espresso cardstock
- Begin with 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock scored at 5-1/2″ and folded to create card base.
- Using a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of cardstock cover it with small pieces of masking tape. Don’t leave any area uncovered. Once covered trim the excess off the edges with scissors.
(Hint: if you use a slightly larger piece of cardstock, when you finish coving it with masking tape, you can cut the size down to the 5-1/4″ x 4″ quicker than trimming it with scissors.)
- Cover the entire area with Early Espresso ink. I used make-up brushes, because my SU Blending Brushes were on backorder.
Go back over the entire area with Soft Suede to lighten it up. This makes the Early Espresso stand out more along the edges of the tape making it look more like leather.
- Cover the entire area with Clear Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool. No need to use Versamark or Heat &Stick Powder. The powder will stick without it.
- Adhere the Faux Leather to the front of the card base.
- Using a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ Very vanilla cardstock. Stamp it third generation with a background stamp from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Soft Suede.
- Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the sprig along the top of the cardstock and the flower in the bottom right corner. Set aside a moment to dry.
- Using a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock stamp a greeting using Early Espresso ink and punch it out using the Everyday Label Punch.
- Punch out a second label using the Early Espresso cardstock and cut it in half vertically. Adhere it to the Very Vanilla punched greeting to both sides to frame it.
- Use Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends to color in the flower and the sprigs.
- Adhere the pane to the front of the card using Liquid Glue.
- Next, Adhere the greeting to the front of the panel using Dimensionals.
- Stamp the feather from the set onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Fussy cut it and adhere it to the card using Dimensionals.
- Add small Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the flower.
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