Saturday, March 17, 2018

Faux Leather 3 Ways with Heat Embossing SBTD March Blog Hop

Hello Hivers, 

Welcome to the March Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop.  This month it was my turn to choose our theme.  I decided we should share different techniques using some type of Embossing and/or  creating Backgrounds.  I am sharing 3 different ways you can Heat Emboss and get the Faux Leather look.  

This is going to be a long post.  I am adding step by step written instructions with photos and measurements for each project.

These are my four projects.  

First up I have a medium sized purse with Faux leather sides, handle, and top flap.  

Let me start by giving you the measurements for this purse.  I adapted measurements from a tutorial by Intatwyne Designs.  Click HERE to see my post with the Large Purse tutorial and link to Angelina's video tutorial.

This is what you will need:

DSP 5" x 5" (x2)

Handle - 7.5" x 1" (x1) Score at 0.75" on each end

Sides - 7.5" x 5" (x2) Score Long Side at 5".  Score 0.50" on each end of Short Side

Front & Back - 9" x 5" (x2) Score at 5" on Long Side

Top/Front Flap - 5" x 5" (x1) Score at 1" and 3"

Now, on to the "How to" of the 

Faux Leather Technique #1:

Step 1:  Stamp VersaMark all over the surface.  (I added my Tear & Tape before doing this so that it would adhere better.)

Step 2:  Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the entire surface with VersaMark on it.  (You can work in small sections if you wish.)

Step 3:  Take your Bone Folder and draw on the leather pattern of your choice.  Be sure to press hard enough to remove the Clear Embossing Powder.  Turn over and tap off excess powder.

Step 4:  Heat Emboss the area with the Clear Embossing Powder.  Repeat steps for each piece needed to complete your project.  Put everything together and enjoy.

Faux Leather Technique #2

Here I have a Faux Leather Wallet.  I tweaked a tutorial that I found on Splitcoast Stampers.  This wallet can hold a gift card, money, or anything else that is about that size.

Step 1:  Dry emboss your cardstock using the embossing folder of your choice. You may need to flip cardstock and emboss the other end depending on the size of your project.  

4.25" x 7.25" cardstock

Step 2:  Sponge coordinating ink over the entire embossed surface, trying only to cover the raised portion of the pattern.  

Step 3:  Stamp VersaMark all over the surface.  (You can work in small sections if you wish.)

Step 4:  Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the entire surface with VersaMark on it.

Step 5:  Heat Emboss the area with the Clear Embossing Powder.  Repeat steps for each piece needed to complete your project.  Put everything together and enjoy.

Here are some photos to help you complete the Faux Leather Wallet.

2" x 3" (x2) Score every 1/2" on long side.

Adhere to back of the main panel of wallet. I added coordinating DSP to the back of my Heat Embossed cardstock.

Fold up cardstock to adhere the other side of the side pieces.  Round the corners of the top portion of wallet (optional). 

Decorate and enjoy.  (Note:  You will need a strong adhesive to add a magnetic or velcro closure.)  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere one half of my velcro closure to the Heat Embossed cardstock.

I had some extra cardstock that I had embossed so I made this cute little Lip Balm Holder.  It was made in the exact same way as the wallet.  4" x 4.25" for holder and 3" x 1" (x2) for sides.

 Faux Leather Technique #3

Here I have added my Faux Leather piece to a card.  It adds interest, texture, and dimension to the background .  

Step 1:  Lightly spray cardstock with water on both sides.  

Step 2:  Crumple up cardstock.  Carefully un-crumple and crumple again.

Step 3:  Carefully un-crumple cardstock, flatten it out and let it dry.  Once it is dry, ink raised surfaces with coordinating color. (You can use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.)

Step 4:  Stamp VersaMark all over the surface. 

Step 5:  Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the entire surface with VersaMark on it.

Step 6:  Heat Emboss the area with the Clear Embossing Powder.  Repeat steps for each piece needed to complete your project.  Add it to your project and enjoy.

Here's another look at all four projects together.

Hop on over to Carly's blog...she is up next in the Blog Hop.

Stampers By The Dozen Roll Call
  1. Rachel Pine                  
  2. Karie Beagle                  
  3. Judi Anderson                  
  4. Susan Simpson               
  5. Tricia Butts  
  6. Lyndsay LaRae Carara                  
  7. Courtenay Heuston  
  9. Carly Middleton                     
  10. Sharleen Luciano             
  11. Vicky Thompson 
  12. Anastasia Radloff
Supply List

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - 145564
Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit - 145578
Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack (SAB) - 147353
Silver Baker's Twine - 145569
Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper - 144110
Clear Faceted Gems - 144142
Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape - 145602
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - 109130
Heat Tool - 129053
Bone Folder - 102300
VersaMark - 102283
Tear & Tape Adhesive - 138995
Envelope Punch Board - 133774
Simply Scored Scoring Tool - 122334
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 144220
Stamping Sponges - 141337
Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 144687
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad - 144083
Berry Burst Cardstock - 144243
Old Olive Cardstock - 100702
Whisper White Cardstock - 100730
Basic Black Cardstock - 121045
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - 141897
Amazing You Stamp Set (SAB) - 147215
Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB) - 146840

As always, thanks for Buzzzing by the Hive today. 
Until next time....Buzzz you later. 


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Courtenay Heuston said...

ooo what fun - I can't decide on my favourite but think I need to try these out tonight.

Stamp with Shar said...

WOW. I am at a loss for words. Your creations and attention to detail with all the pictures is fabulous. I have to give this a try. Stunning. You really went above and beyond with this one. I love it.

Judi said...

I love all of your projects! Thank you for giving such detailed instructions.

Carly Middleton, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator said...

Love this technique but I’ve never tried it. Thanks for the inspiration

Unknown said...

Holy Hannah! I am obsessed with these projects! Just Terrific! TFS

Unknown said...

Such great ideas! I love the first one with removing the embossing powder to create your pattern!

Susan Lawson (Simpson) said...

wow you have been busy! Lots of great ideas, thanks for sharing.

Gloria S said...

Wanted to Thank you for this beautiful projects. I love them all and learned new techniques as well! I'm trying to sign up for your blog, but can't find where? I'll keep trying!

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