Virtual Card Making Party – Faux Challenge

VCMPYou’ve made it to the last stop on this year’s Virtual Card Making Party! This challenge is all about faux techniques – making something look like something it isn’t.

Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Copic Chalking by Sandy Allnock – use your Copic markers and a stencil to make it look like you chalked the image.
  • Faux Leather by Kris Allen – Make your paper look like leather – great for backgrounds.
  • Faux Snake Skin by Marsha – Make your paper look like snake skin – you can make some mail friendly shoes and handbags!
  • Wood Grain by Gina K. – great for all those cowboy cards.
  • Fur – if you use Copics and have some colorless blender, stamp and color a teddy bear, put some colorless blender (barely damp – don’t use too much, you can always go over it again) on a scrap of terry cloth, and dab that on the bear – he’ll look furry! Be sure not to get it on other colored parts of your image – otherwise everything will be furry.
  • Bricks – another Copic and colorless blender technique – color the background the shades of red (or other colors) you want the bricks to be, and then go in and draw the lines around each brick with a colorless blender.
  • Stitching – using your ruler and a fine tip pen, draw a dashed line around your card or image to look like stitching.
  • Tiles – color a square image, 3″ x 3″ is great for this, and cut it into 1″ squares. Adhere those 1/8″ apart on a larger square (3.5″ square in this example) for a mosaic tile look.
And my favorite, most used faux technique – buttons. I’ve got a great little die cut from Sizzix that has four different buttons that I use a variety of scraps with. I like to punch out the holes and put some ribbon through there – so this is also great for ribbon scraps.
Spring Critters
Patriotic Thinking of You

Here’s the link-up for this challenge: An InLinkz Link-up
Here’s the link to return to the master list of challenges.


Virtual Card Making Party #3

Here’s the cards for today’s Virtual Card Making Party over at Operation Write Home.

My first one is for this month’s ODBD Challenge – things with wings. This features Happy Birdie B from Doodle Pantry (which is free with purchase!) and a stamp with matching die cut from Sizzix.

Happy Birdie

Here’s a miss you card with at least one circle and two banners. This features a Hero Arts/Operation Write Home sentiment.

Miss You


Here’s one for Bobbi’s texture challenge. This has textured paper, embossed paper, and the heart embellishment made with many layers which also adds texture.

SmileI’m doing double duty with this next card – both the vintage masculine challenge and transportation. This features Classic Clunkers 1 from Doodle Pantry.

Classic Clunker

Last, but not least, one for the red, white, and blue Christmas challenge!





Virtual Card Making Party #2

Here’s another round of cards for the Virtual Card Making Party over at Operation Write Home!

Paper piecing for kids - I used my Mickey Mouse punch and then punched some hearts to make a bow to turn this into Minnie Mouse. The sentiment is from Amuse and most of the papers are scraps from my Doodle Pantry sets.



Two Winter Cards - one Christmas and one general winter. This features a stamp from Hero Arts.




Colored Background – Here’s one using my scrappy background tutorial, always happy to see this still in use!



Red, White, and Blue Birthday



Happy 4th!

I try to always spend some time on the holidays making cards for Operation Write Home. This is my way of expressing gratitude for those that have fought for my freedom.

SoldierThis one will be an Any Hero note in my next box to OWH. I am linking this one up to:

Here are a couple for a few more challenges: