Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet Pumpkin

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!
 
Love ya,
 

15 comments:

scrapn_momof2 said...

Super cute card. Thank you for sharing the tutorial info!

Emily said...

This is very cute! You did a wonderful job! TFS :)

Becky said...

I love this...This is so adorable,

Carol said...

Super cute! Love the leather look!

DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so awesome!

Honey B said...

Super CUTE....I LOVE IT....

Sweet Scrappy Hugs

Honey B

MiamiKel said...

Look at you, Lorie! You are rockin' the Halloween cards and projects! (while I'm still dragging behind still in summer, lol!) I am convinced that your talent is so vast and wide, there is nothing you cannot do! Everything you do is more amazing than the next and this lil cutie is no exception! SUPER DUPER cute - what a terrific idea (and to make one in each of the major holidays!) A beauty, my friend, just like you!! x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is awesome, Lorie... so very cute! Love those pumpkins... and your coloring is incredible, as always! Hugs!!!

Imke said...

Lorie, this is really pretty. I like these technique but never tried it. The matching DP and these cute little pumpkin- everything looks great.

djones said...

Awesome project. I love purse shape! It's the sweetest Halloween project I think I have ever seen.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a neat technique!!!! I am excited to try this (:

Deedee Anderson said...

What a fun and fabulous project, Lorie! Those pumpkins are so darling, and I love the shape of the card. The faux leather technique sounds a bit too messy for OCD me -- LOL -- but it looks fantastic! Hugs, Deedee

Judy McMullen said...

You rock, Lorie! Great project and terrific technique!!

Janice W. said...

Lorie this is so darn cute!! That grandson is going to have some really awesome scrapbooks, lucky boy! I haven't made a single scrapbook for my sons and the oldest is 25. Way to get a jump start on them! He will be here before you know it. How exciting!

kadie said...

holy cow!! That faux leather/alligator technique is outstanding!! This is SO SO cool, Lorie! And the pumpkins are perfect!

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