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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Faux Leather Technique

Hello Blogland!
How are we doing these days? I know I am enjoying the disappearance of the humidity :) I love summer temperatures but I have discovered that with age comes the inability to cope with high humidity levels. It seems that once we got into September, the humidity went away and temperatures started dropping in the evening. Very nice sleeping weather!
Anyway, I am here to share my second Technique Tuesday DT card with you and of course a new technique. After all, thats why the blog is called Technique Tuesday, lol. The first Tuesday of the month, Mynnette posts a new technique challenge, complete with detailed instructions and pictures. You then have until the end of the month to complete a new card featuring that month's technique and link it up to the challenge post. If you have any problems with the technique, be sure you contact her or any of us on the Design Team for help.

September's technique is:
Faux Leather Using Masking Tape
You will find all of the instructions for this technique HERE.

September's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by Mynnette, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) Here's the best part--THE WINNERS get to choose what they want their sentiment to say and what style! If this doesn't sound like something you'd like, you could choose from some sentiments that she already have made. :)

This is the card I created for this month:
Front of card

Inside left page

Inside right page

Close-up of image
This technique was so easy and it didn't take long at all to do. I know I will be using this again and am even wondering how it would look done in different colours. Be sure to have a look at all of the other Design Team member's cards and pop by their blogs too. Each of them is very creative and we all have different styles so you will get a ton of inspiration.
Card Recipe:
Inks - CTMH 'Desert Sand', 'Cocoa', 'New England Ivy' & 'Archival Black'
Embossing Powder - CTMH 'Detail Clear'
Patterned Paper - HOTP
Cardstock - 'Beige' is Recollections & 'Orange' is Stampin' Up
Medium - CTMH Watercolour Pencils & Blending Pen
Ribbon - Offray
Fibers - Stash
Stamps - CTMH 'Perfect Day' & 'Curly Sentiments'
Brads - We R Memory Keepers 'Pewter'
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Forever Friends - Fortnightly Challenge No 44 - Embossing (Heat / Dry)
Dream Valley - Challenge 40 - Something Old, Something New (old - patterned paper, brads, watercolour pencils; new - orange cardstock & image stamp)
The ABC Challenge - W for Wishes
Simply Create Too - #21 - "SO OLD OR VINTAGE"
Make It Monday - #105 with Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes
Well folks, it is very late and I am all tuckered out. Goodnight, sleep tight. I am off to dream land.
Hugs xo


  1. This is lovely Tracey super colours and great image

    jacqui x

  2. Tracey this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
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  3. Beautiful card Tracey! I love the technique you used and it created the perfect background for your stamped image. Thanks so much for joining us at MIM this week! Hugs

  4. a wonderful scene, I love the background and also the half orange circle. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #21.

  5. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  6. This card is awesome! Love the lighthouse and you captured the technique wonderfully! :)

  7. Lovely card... the lighthouse image is stunning. Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Embossing' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Diane xx

  8. What a fabulous card! I love the Lighthouse on its craggy rocks - and what an amazing 'faux leather' technique! Thanks for the link, I must try it out! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley, too!

    love Mags B x

  9. Wonderful card, Tracey--you captured the leather look beautifully! Glad you could join in our Challenge #21 - "So Old/Vintage.`

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. Love your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time.

    Liv Solveig ( DT)

  11. Great card, I love the look of this technique, I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


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