May 23, 2008

FEE FIE FAUX....TIMES THREE!

Happy Friday - whoohoo! Time for another fabulous STAMP SOMETHING challenge and this weeks is ROCKIN'! It is to try something using a faux technique which can be any faux technique you want. I decided to use three different ones on my card to give you an idea of how some of them look, especially if you have never done them before. But, don't worry - they are easy peasy and oh so much fun!!!! The base of this card is Chocolate Chip card stock, which I then layered with Whisper White card stock. But, the card stock was first layered with small pieces of masking tape, sponged with Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, and More Mustard Classic Stampin' inks, then embossed with Clear embossing powder and heated with my heat gun until it dried. This is called the faux leather technique and makes for a pretty cool background. The image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock using the Faux Shaving Cream technique. First, I used a solid stamp (best for this technique) from my Bronc Buster Stamp Set, and inked it up with my Creamy Caramel classic ink pad. Then, I rolled over the inked up stamp with my jumbo wheel Seeing Spots that I inked up with Chocolate Chip classic ink. I then blew (called huffing)on the stamp to moisten the ink again and stamped it on the paper. See the two colors - I like this effect! So, once the image was done, I used my Ticket Corner Punch on both the Very Vanilla and the Chocolate Chip card stock I mounted it on. For my third technique, I did double faux stitching around the whole image (I know, what a shocker!!!) The sentiment is from the One of a Kind Stamp Set and is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock in Close to Cocoa classic ink, then punched out with my Small Oval Punch. I then mounted it on a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that was punched out with my Large Oval Punch. I added a piece of Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon and popped it up on dimensionals. Lastly, I added two Jumbo Pewter eyelets which I threaded with my Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon and I was done! I LOVED playing with this weeks challenge and I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Make sure you check out the STAMP SOMETHING site to see what the other talented DT members did - it will inspire you! Have fun with this one! Have a FABULOUS long weekend!

34 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a neat card, Alex! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

I love it Alex! That faux leather background is the coolest! Great details on the rest of the card too. I know this will help inspire! Have a fantastic long weekend. :)

Kim Marie said...

What a neat technique, Alex! I've seen the masking tape idea, but never with clear embossing...looks so great!
Kim Marie

Erin... said...

Love this one Alex!! What I really love is that it is totally you!!The faux stitching, jumbo eyelets, awesome!!

Lauren said...

WOW! This is fabulous Alex. Talk about a wonderfaux combination of techiniques!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW this is sooo very cool looking. Love what you did with the ribbons and stitching! Cool card!

Denise... said...

This is very cool looking...perfect with the stamp!

Becky Carafa said...

Cool! I love how you combined all three into one great card!

Joan said...

Awesome card Alex. I haven't used this faux leather technique in ages....I'll give it a go this weekend. We have a card camp, but I will probably stamp Sunday for sure. Have a great weekend. Joan

kathleenh said...

Hey Alex. This technique works great for a masculine card! It turned out awesome!

Cindy said...

Oh, Alex what a super card and I love the way you combined the three faux techniques. Fabulous! I can never get the faux stitching right, yours is perfect!

Melissa said...

Holy moly! You went all out didn't you sister?! WAY TO ROCK THE CHALLENGE!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Wendy said...

Masking tape....definitely a blast from the past, and you totally rocked it!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Mistylynn said...

You rocked this card. I love that masked background, it's beautiful. I hope you have a super weekend and keep creating.
Hugs,
Misty

Marlou said...

amazing card Alex, love the background it is fab and works so well with the fab stamp too :) thanks for your congratulations!! im sooo excited :) have a great weekend xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I really need to get some of the western SU stamps. I just love them! Awesome card. Have a great weekend!

Emily said...

Awesome card Alex! I can't believe how many techniques you used on one card! Way to go! TFS!

My Paper World said...

Wow! It's gorgeous Alex! Great technique! xx

malieta said...

What a great card and I love the different techniques Alex! Very cool!!
malieta:)

NattyK said...

Great techniques and fab card. x

Manna said...

This is WAY COOL! Love the image and colours!

Nikki Bond said...

Alex...this is faux-tastic! I love the faux leather technique and what a perfect set to use with it! Have a GREAT weekend! {SMILES}

Deb said...

Fabulous card Alex, love the technique, I will get some time to participate in this challenge soon I hope!

Have a fantastic weekend!

gina said...

Great card and great technique too, so effective :)
Have a great weekend Alex xx
Gina x

christie said...

LOVE that horse stamp! Your card rocks!

xoxoxo

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Great card, Alex! I love this technique and it's perfect with this stamp set!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a cool card. I love it.

beate said...

Wow! I love your card! Beautiful!!!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Marilyn said...

This is such a totally wonderful card - love this technique too!! I love that faux leather background!! I've gotta try it sometime - thanks for sharing it!

Ila said...

Everything about this card is Gorgeous!! I love it!!
Hope your having a Great Weekend!!

Tracy.H said...

Awesome!! This is one of my favorite techniques...should make one again. :0)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome!! Love all the faux stuff!!

Jo said...

This is wonderful Alex and I must get some of those large eyelets, they're fab! I've given you an award....please see my blog for details.

Rose Ann said...

Very cool faux leather!! It works perfectly with your western card!! Love it!!