Technique Junkies

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Faux Leather Using Masking Tape Challenge

Thank you to all who played along last month with the Baby Wipe Reinker challenge--the winners will be announced on the 15th of this month!

September's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by yours truly, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by yours truly! ;)  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 I already have made. :)

This is how it will work--please email me within 5 days with the sentiment(s) that you would like and choose from the following styles: classic (ie Times New Roman type font), elegant (ie cursive font), whimsical (ie swirly/kid type font), or fun (handwriting font).  More information will be mentioned when the winners are announced!
This month's technique is called Faux Leather Using Masking Tape!  I know it's a mouthful, but it is an amazing technique and I love it!!!  I promise that it doesn't take that long, just give it a try and I KNOW you'll love it! :)

Faux Leather Using Masking Tape

Materials Needed
Not all materials pictured.
Masking Tape
Brown Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Embellishments, etc. to finish card

"How To"

1. Add small pieces of torn masking tape to your cardstock panel until the panel is filled up completely.  It's okay to add some pieces on top of each other to cover up small holes.

2. Sponge brown ink on top of the masking tape.  I used two colors of ink, but you can make it as dark or as light as you want to.  

3. Cover the panel with dry embossing powder.  You do NOT need to add sticky stuff.  The embossing powder just naturally sticks to the masking tape.

4. Heat emboss your panel.

5. Add to your project!


And now, some more samples from the Crew~
Please feel free to link up ANY TYPE of project that you wish using the above technique--we cannot WAIT to see your creations!  Please make sure you read the rules before linking up!  Their located under the Challenge Rules up at the top!  Happy crafting! :)


Kylie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turns out. Masking tape - who woulda thunk it??? I can see me using this for so many different effects. Thanks so much xx

Cards By MI said...

Really cool different effects with this technique. Kind of inspiring I must say.
Love n hugs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Had so much fun making this card, just love the technique!
Hugs Shell xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another great technique Mynnette, one that I've wanted to try for a while now, and never quite got around to doing it. I've had lots of fun.

Sue x

Victoria said...

What a great technique. Must find our masking tape :)

Unknown said...

Wow, Mynette, definately a go try. When you say masking tape is that the double sided sticky we use for cards as not sure when you said the embossing powder sticks to the tape, was wondering before I go using heaps of double sided tape...luv annie.xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for the info sweetie...thought that is what you meant but wasn't sure if it was the same this side of the world...:)
Going out to hubby's shed to see where he has put some and really want to give this a go for the challenge. Sorry not been around but most of my creating is done at night now and after a full on day with dad I don't get to do that much...but this is something of interest to me...thanks will keep in touch...luv annie xx

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the inspiration AND the tutorial! I've linked my project up, but am entering more than 10 challenges, so I know I'm not eligible to win. I just wanted to share my first attempt at masking tape faux leather (it's a long post--the leather part is the Year 3 panel). Have a fab weekend!

Linda said...

thanks for the turtorial, it was fun to make
hugs Linda

Paper Profusion said...

Thanks Mynnette for great tutorial - I hope to try out this technique very soon as it looks wonderful. Nicola

Gita said...

I came across your blog from someone else and love this technique. I definitely want to try it out...and am a follower now. :-)

Kim x said...

Another fabulous challenge Mynnette, sorry it has taken me so long to finally enter.
Thanks for picking my card last month, sorry I didn't say so before but i didn't notice as I didn't have internet access for a while.
hugs Kimx

Deonna B said...

Darn it! I was late at linking to this challenge, but you can see i used the technique.

thank you,
Deonna B