Friday, 17 August 2012

It's all in the technique...

One of the good things about having some time off work is having the time to take part in challenges - I usually have to limit myself to just a few - and when I came across Simon Says Stamp 's  challenge - to make something using your favourite technique - I wanted to give it a try.


 
My favourite technique?  I love to take a plain piece of paper or card and paint or stain or treat it so that it becomes something much more interesting.  In this case, I've brayered PVA glue over some brown card to make it look like leather,  This card is mostly made from bits and pieces left over from other projects.

I sprayed the back of the card with a little water before I embossed it with an embossing folder to make sure I got a good, deep impression, and as you can see, it took the pattern really well.  The patterned paper on the card is from Joanna Sheen (the Leonardo Da Vinci paper pad).  The sentiment is a digital download from Pink Petticoat.  I think this is a good masculine card  - how about you?




6 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, love your tech inquest and it really does look like leather. The embossing is a fabulous touch. Lovely creation . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry love your technique x x

Buttons said...

Love what you have done here Keren. Never thought of doing this sort of thing and it looks so effective. Yep, any man would be chuffed to receive it. Glad you've had some play time. Hugs, Buttons x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Wonderful project and the texture really does make the card look brilliant.
Huggles Lisa xxxx

Mynnette said...

I think this is fabulous! It would definitely work as a masculine card! LOVE the brown and yellow tones together and the sentiment and embossing are wonderful! :)

alison said...

Love that leather effect Keren! Great card!
Thanks for your comment on my Artistic Stamper piece! Good luck in the draw!
Alison xx