Monday, July 5, 2010

Faux Suede

Today's sample features a technique called "Faux Suede".  I made this card for a swap I'm doing at the annual Stampin' Up Convention I'll be attending later this month.  Both the snow drifts and the circles that make up the snowman are examples of this technique.  You take a piece of cardstock (such as punched circles) between your thumb and a bone folder and curl the cardstock in every direction and on both sides until you break down the fibers in the piece of cardstock and notice that it is starting to separate at the edges.  You carefully peel the piece of cardstock apart and inside is a soft "suede-like" surface.

Here is a close-up of the snowman.   (Remember you can click on the picture to make it larger!)

Stamps:  Snow Swirled
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Whisper White Craft, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Bitty Circle Punch, Snowflake Punch, Bone Folder, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Bitty Buttons, Basic Black Brads, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread, Glue Dots

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