I had so much fun making hostess purses for my club members last week that I just had to keep on going… step it up a notch!
After playing around with different cardstock and Designer Series Papers, I decided that what I really, REALLY wanted was a well loved leather purse. I was reminded of a purse I found at a resale shop a few years ago… I did not buy it that day, and went back the very next day and it was GONE!!! Truthfully, that purse has haunted me for many, many years!
Here’s another faux embossed leather sample I made:
So.. here is a step by step to make your very own Faux embossed leather!!
Kraft Card Stock
- More Mustard
- Pumpkin Pie
- Soft Suede
- Chocolate Chip
- Embossing Stylus
- Sponge Daubers
- 2 TEXTURZ Accessory Silicone Rubber Pads*
* You can use one pad, I just prefer two :)
So, here we go!!
First, you will want to stamp your design all over the Kraft Card Stock using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (this one is from the Charming Stamp Set) .
Next, you will layer together two Texturz Silicone Rubber Pads (from your Big Shot Machine) and place the stamped Card Stock on top of the pads.
NOW, take the wider end of your embossing stylus and outline the stamped images… you want to be a bit outside the images, and press firmly enough that you can hear the fibers in the Card Stock breaking, but not hard enough to puncture it!!
Ink up your sponge dauber with More Mustard Classic Ink… really ink it up by rubbing it back and forth across the surface of your ink pad.
Working from the outside edge, inwards, transfer the ink from the dauber to the cardstock… work it around the flowers and gently onto the surface of the flowers too…
Here is a photo of what your work will look like:
Next, repeat the process with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. The images and the embossing will begin to pop!
Just a few more steps… repeat the sponging process with Soft Suede Classic Ink. Soft Suede has a lot of green undertones, and will add some more depth to your cardstock. Don’t forget to start OFF the cardstock and work towards the center!
The outlines really begin to pop.. but it’s still a little flat so…. now you are going to go over it one more time, with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink!
Once you achieve the depth and tone you like, add chocolate chip to the edges of the card stock with your sponge dauber… really get it on there good!
Here’s another sample made with the Wanted Stamp Set:
Hope you enjoy making this embossed faux leather.. and don’t mind having inky brown fingers, hehe!
Tomorrow… I’ll be announcing the winner of the Easter Sunday Blog candy. All you have to do is leave a comment on last Sunday’s Post.. have you entered to win?