Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tropical Party & Faux Suede

  This is the last project we made last Tuesday night.  I wanted to show my group the the faux suede technique which I absolutely LOVE using for masculine cards.  As I've said before, you really can't be using too much ribbon or bling on a guy card or it really doesn't end up being a guy card (I know my DH doesn't go around sporting ribbon or jewels).  Faux suede elements on a card will give some texture and interest without accessories.

  The Crumb Cake strip is faux sueded (is sueded even a word? Spell check doesn't think so!) and also paper pierced.  To do the faux suede all you do run the cardstock over a bone folder back & forth, front and back just like you were curling ribbon with scissors.  Keep going at it until the fibers begin to break down and your cardstock starts to peel apart.  You might have to help pull the 2 pieces apart or continue to use the bone folder on a stubborn area.  I found that the Crumb Cake took longer than the regular colored cardstocks so don't give up too soon. At the end you'll have a nice soft to the touch piece of cardstock....Super Cool!

  The Certainly Celery piece is also roughed up using the bone folder.  Just rub the edge of your bone folder along the edge of the cardstock.  Again, you'll see the layers of paper pulling apart but instead of continuing to do the whole piece you just stick with the edges and do as much or as little as you want depending on the look you're going for. 

  The palm tree was inked up using the Certainly Celery and NEW! Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) markers.  The palm frond on the background is Marina Mist ink on Marina Mist cardstock.

Stamps: Tropical Party

Paper: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist

Accessories: paper piercer, bone folder, dimensionals


  1. Cute card. I've never done the faux suede, will have to try it after seeing your card. TFS

  2. Nice! I will have to try the faux suede! TFS


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