Saturday, May 12, 2012

Faux Corduroy and Pegboard Techniques

Welcome to the May 12th edition of Super Saturday Tutorials!  Today, I’ll show you how to create two new techniques… Faux Corduroy and Faux Pegboard!  I’ve used both on a Fathers’ Day Card too…Faux_Duo_Fathers_Day_Sharon_FieldThe background faux corduroy really looks and FEELS like corduroy too!!  The faux pegboard was inspired by a sheet of synthetic pegboard in my stamping studio…plastic pegboard inspiration for today's technique two

LOL… so I thought I’d give it a whirl using my crop-a-dile tool and simply scored board.

Are you ready to start making faux corduroy and peg board?  First, gather your supplies:

  • Simply Scored Board and Stylus
  • Tabletop Paper Cutter or other Paper trimmer tool
  • Crop-A-Dile Tool (3/16” Circle Punch)
  • Mat Pack
  • Pencil
  • Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Card Stock
  • Soft Suede Classic Ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge Wedge
  • Sanding Block

Step By Step Tutorial…

Faux Corduroy and Faux Peg Board Techniques:

  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock to desired size… on today’s card, I cut the card stock 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  2. Sponge card stock using stampin’ sponge wedge and soft suede ink.step2 sponge the crumb cake card stock with soft suede ink
  3. Place sponged side down and long edge along top rail of simply scored board and score vertical lines at every 1/8” increments.  TIP:  Use the wider ball tip, press firmly as you slowly score each line… this will produce more defined corduroy markings.vertical score lines at 1/8" increments
  4. Completely fill the cardstock with 1/8” scored lines.back side of faux corduroy piece
  5. Turn card stock over so that the sponged side is facing up and the lines are vertical.step5 with sponged front of crumb cake card stock
  6. Sand with sanding block up/down along each line…. as you remove the subtle sponging from the raised lines, your card stock will soften and reveal a soft to the touch corduroy!!6a_sanded_faux_corduroy_view6b_alternate_View_Faux_Corduroy_Technique
  7. Cut Soft Suede Card Stock 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”.
  8. Use Mat Pack and pencil to mark placement of faux pegboard holes, skipping one hole between each mark.8.use mat pack and pencil to transfer grid of mat pack to card stock sample
  9. Place Soft Suede card stock with longer side against top rail of simply scored board and score at 1/4”, 1”, 1-3/4”, 2-1/2” and 3-1/2”.use simply scored board and stylus to score at 1/4", 1", 1-3/4" and 2-1/2" increments
  10. Turn card stock 90 degrees (shorter side against top rail) and score at 1/4”, 1”, 1-3/4” and 2-1/2”.
  11. Punch each intersecting line using the Crop-A-Dile Tool to create a faux peg board!using grid marks as guide, punch using 3/16" cropadile hole
  12. Turn card stock over, and sand raised lines using sanding block, they will lighten up.step12 use sanding block to lightly sand raised and scored lines
  13. You’re done, now all you have to do is make a card or scrapbook page using your faux corduroy and pegboard!!!

finished fathers day two technique showcase card by sharon field

Combining these two faux techniques, I think it makes a fabulous Fathers’ Day Card… what do you think?card embellished and finished off with 5/16" retiring bradsI added some 5/16” very vanilla brads, using a mat pack and paper piercing tool (leaving three holes between each pierced hole).extra large oval punched sentiment attached with stampin dimensionals

After stamping “happy Fathers’ Day” with Early Espresso Ink onto Very Vanilla card stock, it was punched using the Extra Large Oval punch and mounted to the card front using stampin’ dimensional ultra thin “pop dots”.fathers_day_two_Techniques_51212_on_createdbyu-blogspot

I love the contrast of the faux corduroy against faux pegboard, don’t you?

Tomorrow is Mothers’ Day… and  I’ll be celebrating the day with my DH and DD (and working too, LOL).   Our son is still living in Utah, so he won’t be here Sad smile.  I’ll be sharing a special Mothers’ Day project tomorrow, hope you’ll stop by to say hi!

And.. Happy Mothers’ Day to all!



Shop my online stampin’ Up Store for supplies used in today’s….

Faux Corduroy and Pegboard Tutorial and Card

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen WM 122650 / CM 122652

Papers:  Crumb Cake 120953, Soft Suede 115318, Very Vanilla 101650

Inks:  Soft Suede 115657, Early Espresso 119670

Terrific Tools:  Simply Scored Board 122334, Mat Pack 105826, Sanding Blocks 124304, Crop-A-Dile Tool 108362, Extra Large Oval Punch 119859, pencil

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge 101610, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

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Sunshinegirl6 said...

As usual, Sharon, your technique is clever and so appropriate for Fathers Day! Thanks for letting us in on the cute ideas!

Charlene Herter said...

Great tutorial - very interesting techniques. Thanks!