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Make Your Projects Stand out with Faux Leather

Did you know that you can make faux or fake looking leather with just a piece of cardstock, ink pad, sponge, and embossing folder? Why yes you can. I have helped you by creating the folders, inks and cardstock I think give the most realistic look. But I saw a Lemon Lime Twist couch the other day so, the creative world is your oyster on this one.

If you try this technique, send me a picture. I would love to post it here and give you full credit, of course.

Stampin’ Up! Products
Sandy McManus

Essential Supplies
Big Shot Machine 143263   $110.00   page 214 AC*
Stamping Sponges  141337   $3.50 for 3 pack   page 203 AC
Metallic Pearls for “studs”   146282  $7.00   page 197 AC
Basic Pearls for tufted buttons   144219   $5.00   page 197 AC

Embossing Folders
pages 222-223 AC
Garden Trellis  143741   $7.50
Layered Leaves  143704   $9.00
Basket Weave   146841   $9.00
Petal Burst  141493   $7.50
Petal Pair   145656   $9.00
Quilt Top  144687   $8.50
Subtle   143706   $10.00
Tufted   146335   $9.00
Tin Tile   $10.00 Holiday 2018 (updates September 5)

Ink Choice 1
Ink Choice 2
Soft Suede 115318 $8.50
Soft Suede 147115 $7.50
Early Espresso  147114   $7.50
Early Espresso  119686  $8.50
Soft Suede 147115 $7.50
Early Espresso 147114  $7.50
Sahara Sand 121043 $8.50
Sahara Sand 147117 $7.50
Soft Suede 147115 $7.50
Smoky Slate 131202 $8.50
Smoky Slate  147113 $7.50

Whisper White 100730 $9.75

Very Vanilla 101650 $9.75

Cherry Cobbler 119685 $8.50
Cherry Cobbler  147083 $7.50
Early Espresso 147114 $7.50
Soft Suede 147115 $7.50
Cajun Craze 119684  $8.50
Cajun Craze 147085 $7.50
Early Espresso 147114 $7.50
Soft Suede 147115  $7.50

*AC = Annual Catalog 2018-19 from Stampin’ Up!

§ Run cardstock through your Big Shot using folder of choice. 
§ Cut your round sponge into 3 or 6 pieces. Hold using clothespin.
§ Hold sponge straight down on the round side. 
§ Pick up a bit of ink from your pad.
§ Figure out if you want the embossed (raised image) or debossed (recessed image).
§ Rub on cardstock in small circular motion until desired color is achieved.
§ For white and vanilla, use a clean sponge to buff the cardstock in circular motion. It creates a wax like shine. 

Faux Leather Tutorial PDF - you can always find it under the Tool Box tab.

Thanks for stopping by today. This information is very useful if you decide to try this technique.

Keep being your creative best, Sandy



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