Well, it's a happy Thursday once again, and I'm thrilled to share a cute little project with you today. I was finally able to attend my stamp club this past Monday, and we made this adorable little card using the faux leather technique. I have to give a big shout out and thank you to my former down line Lauren, for this adorable idea. We made this little purse card, and for the leather flap, we sponged half of the Top Note die that had been previously cut out in black card stock with Versamark, then sprinkled it with black embossing powder. After we had it coated good, we took a bone folder and made leather marks or patterns in the powder, then we were ready to heat emboss. Here's the directions as found on Splitcoaststampers, using a little bit different shaped card, and making more of an alligator skin pattern in the embossing powder. I'm entering this card in the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge this week, which is to use Versamark on your card or project.
I used one of the newly released stamp sets from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps called Sweet Pumpkin. The paper is from the new Stampin' Up! catalog, and I cut the grass by hand with black card stock. I decided this card would be a adorable little brag book, so I'm adding just a few pages to it so that I will have a place to scrap my little grandson's first Halloween pictures. Even though he won't be here until after Thanksgiving this year, I'll be all set for next year when my Sweet Pumpkin celebrates his very first Halloween, which is his Grammy's favorite holiday to decorate for, BTW.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this great technique, and don't be afraid to give it a try. It was REALLY fun, and a very showy effect. Try it with clear embossing powder on any color card stock for a beautiful tone on tone look. Have a glorious day, and I wish you happy stampig!