Friday, February 20, 2009

Faux Leather with Fun Foam

Happy Friday girls! Are you so excited that the weekend is here? I have had a busy but great week and am looking forward to the weekend as well. I do have to work for a little bit on Saturday but hope to get some time to stamp too as there are several challenges that I want to participate in.

Today I was responsible for the tutorial over at The Cuttlebug Challenge. Please head over there and see it!! I'll wait for you to get back and show you my other example for today.

Hi again! I wanted to create a more masculine card to have on hand and for some reason the faux leather idea popped into my head the other morning as I was trying to catch a few more zzzz's. There are many variations on how to achieve this; here's a peek at what I came up with.

I started by running some light tan fun foam through my cuttlebug using the Paisley embossing folder. Then I took my Old Paper vintage ink pad and brushed it over the foam using the direct-to-paper method. I used a stipple brush to swirl on vintage photo covering most of the foam. I finished by adding Walnut Ink by pouncing it in just a few places as a highlight. Here it is all finished:

Since it was a masculine card, I wanted to keep it very simple. I stamped the cowboy image using Memento Brown directly on the fun foam. Some red string and a button to add some interest at the bottom and it was finished. I glued the fun foam panel to my red base using Tombow Mono Glue - in the bottle with the green cap.

View from a different angle. I hope you can see the texture. It's sooo cool looking in real life!!

And some close up shots.
That's it for me today! I am so thrilled that you stopped by. Let me know what you think of the embossing on fun foam. And if you try, please let me know where to find it as I'd love to see what you create!
Have a beautiful weekend! I hope to be popping back on here with some challenge cards!


the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow what a cool technique, Cassie! It totally looks like branded leather! That is really fun!

Danni said...

Very nice. One question, what is fun foam?

Jeanette - said...

It looks great Cassie! I love the finished card too!!

Susan said...

My gosh, what a great idea! I've not done much with Fun foam except use it to stamp on with my unmounted stamps! I love, love what you did. Mind if I case it? And this card came out so stinkin cute! Love it!

Heather said...


This is a great technique I love your card!!! Thanks for sharing it with us I am going to have to be going to Hobby Lobby soon!!!

This card is wonderful it so looks like real Leather!!!


Grammy and Olivia said...

Both cards are very nice, but I really, really like this masculine one. They are always harder for me. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Janna said...

OMG!!!! Cassie this is the coolest card ever!!! I adore the faux leather look and the twine and button with the aged cowboy are perfect! I am always looking for masculine themed card ideas and this one is perfect! Fantastic tutorial as well! So easy to follow!


jami {sgtStamper} said...

Very cool!!! Love the warm leathery rugged look!! and that cool little button treatment!! Awesome girl!

Kristie said...

Wow, this is really neat!