Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Let's Pretend at Cardz 4 Guyz

This week the challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is "Let's Pretend" - we'd like to see a card suitable for a male, using any faux technique - for instance a faux wood, metal or leather effect, OR a card that involves dressing up, a game of "Let's pretend". .

I've used a faux leather effect I've been meaning to try for a while, since I saw it demonstrated on Create & Craft TV, and there is a video tutorial on the Crafters Companion blog. I really enjoyed making the "leather" background, which is made with heavyweight kraft card, some water/glycerine mixture and lots of scrunching, inking and embossing, but I have to say that now it's finished, it doesn't really look or feel as much like leather as I'd hoped it would. I think it's come out more like aged bronze. However I still love the look of it and it is perfect for a masculine card!

I am joining in with Let's Hear it for the Boys at Crafty Gals Corner
Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant


  1. Must admit I was a tad disapointed when I did it but thought it was because I didn't use the spray n shine!
    Still it makes a fab background on your card. :)

  2. That's a pretty neat technique! I really like the background a ton! Thanks for linking up with us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  3. Great technique, I really must get some glycerine and try it!

  4. Love the technique and the result looks great to me x

  5. Wonderful card! The embossing looks terrific and I love the shades you created with your inking.


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