Thursdays Way To Challenge

Today's challenge was to make something "faux" or way of usinf leather, suede...etc. So I decided to work on the faux leather tutorial posted by Beate on SCS in the Resources section. Sorry, I'm not too chatty today, it's just too much drama I'm facing right now with my MSN group. I hate to become the bad guy, but I'm gonna have to start enforcing stricter rules and start booting people off as much as don't want to. If I have to become a *itch...then I guess I'll have to. I've had it with busting my @ss putting the group together so I can have slackers when it comes to swaps. I know life gets in the way...but geez, let your partners know. I've been an angel for many swaps, so if I have to step up as an angel again...I don't mind. Ok...I went sooooo off track. Let me post a quick tutorial on how I made my faux leather card...bare with me please, I am not great at tutorials...but I'll try.
CS: Kraft, C2Cocoa, VVanilla, & CChip
Ink: CChip, CCaramel, RuRed, MMustard, Versamark
Stamps: Bronc Buster
Embellishments: Hodgepodge Hardware, brads, & eyelets
Others: Cuttlebug Mesh folder, masking tape, UTEE, & pom poms

How To Make Faux Leather!
Supplies you'll need: masking tape, neutral CS, clear embossing ink, clear EP (UTEE is fine too), & inks of choice.
1. Start by masking your CS with small pieces of masking tape
2. Here it is all covered up
3. whatever tape is left to the sides, you don't have to trim it, just flip it to the back
4.chose a color ink to add first, here I used Creamy Caramel
5. swipe it all across and up and down until you acheive the look you want
6. here is what it looks like once the first ink is applied
7. I then chose to add another color, here, More Mustard...but you can add as many or as few colors as you like
8. since I didn't want the More Mustard color to be too dark, I used a sponge brush to swipe it on
9. I did the same with the Ruby Red
10. and then again with Close To Cocoa

11. this was my final color touch outcome

12. next swipe over the whole CS with Versamark or any other embossing ink

13. sprinkle with clear embossing powder and shake off (here I used UTEE)
14. heat emboss it until it's nice and glossy

15. and you're done!

Hope you've enjoyed my attempt at a tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!


Kerry J. said...

Great tutorial and awesome card!

Sonya said...

oohh I really love that Gabby! I hope to try that out sometime. Awesome card...dont let it get to you, you are to good for that.

Aimee said...

great job on the tutorial... I need to try this out someday...

Stamping Seasons said...

How very cool... I am going to try this technique this weekend.. thanks so much for sharing

Joani said...

Ok you. What do you mean your no good at tutorials? Hell-o! That was great!!!
Besides you taught me how to make a sketch, remember!
Love everything you do!! Pat, pat, pat on the back!!

Wanda. said...

Great tutorial. TFS

Rosella said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial Gabby. I really wanted to know how to do this. I got a card with this technique once and I didn't know how to make it. Thank you!!!!

Rosella said...

Hey Gabby, I have awarded you with the YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD. Come and pick it up!

Stampin' Meg said...

My word- that looks like a ton of work-very cool.PS- If you need an Angel for your MSN swap -I'd be happy to lend a "wing"!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for such a great tutorial!! I definitely want to try this look - masculine cards are always hard for me - so thanks for inspiring!!

Lori J said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial. This looks like a lot of fun. :0)

Anita said...

Awesome technique, Gabby! Thanks for sharing!

jensmessystudio said...

how cool!! I'll have to attempt this once I get my heat gun and tray.

Thanks for sharing the tutorial!