Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Faux Suede

I'm pretty sure that is what is called :) This is a technique I learned a few years ago from my upline and I did this at a stamp camp a couple of months ago.

glue stick
cardstock (cut to size you want for finished piece)
tissue paper (about 2" bigger than cardstock)
Step 1:
Stamp tissue paper.

Step 2:
Crumple and un-crumple tissue paper 3-4 times.
Step 3:
Lay flat and sponge with ink.
Step 4:
Apply glue to one side of cardstock.

Step 5:
Place glue-side down on back of tissue paper.
Step 6:
Run a little glue around outside of cardstock.

Step 7:
Mitre corners.

Step 8:
Fold in sides, adding glue to ends if needed.
Finished piece.

This is the card I made with this piece. I love the texture the faux suede adds in real life.
The colors are a little off in the picture, they are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper is Outlaw.
I hope you have fun with this technique :)
Have you been to Jill's blog Paper Memories yet? She has some blog candy and a fun challenge. I have some plans for her challenge but haven't done anything yet............I'll keep you posted.


Happy Stamper said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for sharing the technique. I saw your card IRL and loved it but forgot how to do this technique. You are really great and doing these tutorials, I think you should try to get a spot on SCS. What do you think?

Corie said...

This card is just stunning. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sandra said...

When you say "sponge" what exactly does that mean? Loved the card, and will try this technique when I hear back from you.

StampinThursdays said...

Oops, I should have said sponge with brown ink. I'm going to change that now. Thanks Sandra!

Angela Coffey said...

Hi been a while but wanting you to know that I'm still around. Racing done now....had the cold this hope to get back to stamping next week. Love this card. Thanks for the tutorial and I think I will use it for my Stamp Camp on Oct. 13th. but I will prolly use BareBack. Miss ya and getting excited about scrapbook retreat.