You’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.
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.