Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ready for another card with the set Just Believe? This is another card that was on the Display Boards at convention. :-) The color scheme for this card came right from the Always Artichoke page of the new Color Coach. I used the 'sweet set' Always Artichoke, So Saffron, and Cajun Craze along with the 'dynamic duo' River Rock and Always Artichoke. As I was making these samples for the boards, I was so glad that I had the Color Coach! Especially since I was using new colors that I wasn't familiar with, it made creating color combinations SO much easier.
Anyway, this is actually a fairly simple card. I started by stamping the card base with the Sanded Background stamp and Versamark ink. I tore the edge of the Cajun Craze layer and then added the paper piercing. For the main image and the sentiment I stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the Always Artichoke layer and curled the one corner a bit. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I used the Faux Suede technique on the So Saffron layer.
If you aren't familiar with the Faux Suede technique, it is actually fairly simple. Take your strip of paper and a bone folder. Use the bone folder to pull it along the paper as if you are curling ribbon. Make sure the 'curl' the paper every which way so that you can break down the fibers in the paper. Next start at a corner of the paper and carefully peel the paper apart into two halves lengthwise--as if you are peeling a sticker from the backing. The 'faux suede' is actually just the inside of the paper. You'll have to try it to see how simple it really is! I love this technique because it easily adds (soft) texture to your project.
To see two more samples using the faux suede technigue, click HERE.
Thanks for stopping by--hope you've enjoyed!
Stamps: Just Believe, Sanded BG
Paper: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Linen Thread, White Stampin' EP, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Cutter Kit, dimensionals