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Faux Leather Technique by Elizabeth

December 7, 2011

Elizabeth Allan is here today to share her faux leather technique. The results are amazing!

Instructions: Create a card base from Sticks & Stones 02-002 and spray with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. When dry, lightly distress with Vintage Sepia Ink.

Stamp Retro Pattern on a smaller piece of Sticks & Stones 02-003 with Vintage Sepia Ink. Add a band created from white cardstock stamped with Winter Sky in black ink and pounced with Spanish Moss Ink. Insert and secure the brads then attach the piece to the card base.

Cut a piece of tan craft foam slightly larger than a heavy-weight piece of cardstock. Pre-ink Forest Friends with Jet Black StazOn. Heat tan foam with a heat tool until soft and pliable. Immediately press the inked stamp into the heated foam and apply pressure for several seconds.

Add Gingerbread VersaMagic and Vintage Sepia Inks around the stamped image with sponge daubers.

Wrap the foam around the heavy-weight cardstock and secure the sides with a hot glue gun. Attach to the prepared card with Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs.

Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock and distress with inks. Accent the banner with a black Glaze Pen.

Supplies: Penny Black Stamps: Forest Friends 40-077, Retro Pattern 40-086, Winter Sky 4204L, Sentiments 30-025
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Sticks & Stones 02-002 & 02-003

15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2011 3:02 am

    Wow – this is amazing! I have never seen anything like this before and I really love the leather effect. Elizabeth is an amazing cardmaker!!

  2. December 7, 2011 4:55 am

    How AWESOME is that. I love it it showcases the stamp so well.

  3. Terri (blindstamper) permalink
    December 7, 2011 5:37 am

    That is gorgeous…and an idea I want to try!

  4. December 7, 2011 6:36 am

    Stunning, Elizabeth! Have never seen such gorgeous faux leather before! Hmm.. if onlyI can convert them into something else… Would you please consider doing a video on this or more?

  5. Virginia L. permalink
    December 7, 2011 6:49 am

    Stunning! It is work of art! Love it!

  6. December 7, 2011 7:26 am

    This is such a neat technique! I love the way it turned out! Thank you, Elizabeth – so glad you share your talent! Wow!

  7. Flo permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:38 am

    Wow, you’d never guess that is fun foam. Very pretty.

  8. December 7, 2011 9:39 am

    This is seriously amazing…I am floored right now…Amazing technique…Elizabeth is so awesome..

  9. December 7, 2011 2:00 pm

    There is so much to think about in this composition it stopped me in my tracks. The winter sky patterning works so well with the deer giving the semblance of twigs behind themr & I love the way the foam makes such authentic faux leather & thereby reference to the deer’s skin.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Lieselotte permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:15 pm

    What a stunning card, Elizabeth! This technique really compliments the Forest Friends stamp. I love the combination of colors, and all you beautiful detail work. Your artwork is truly inspiring!

  11. Silke Shimazu permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:22 pm

    So creative and beautiful! It really does look like leather.

  12. December 7, 2011 11:51 pm

    Beautiful! Would love to see a video on how you did this to better understand the technique…TFS
    Jan Castle

  13. December 8, 2011 2:31 pm

    wow! this looks amazing, Elizabeth! love the technique. you ROCK!

  14. December 9, 2011 11:42 am

    Elizabeth, this is really fantastic! The colors you choose to ink up the tan foam totally make me think it’s leather as well as the debossed stamping.

  15. December 19, 2011 10:59 am

    gorgeous card! Never seen this technique before. However, instructions are hard to follow 😦

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