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.


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6 Responses to Virtual Card Making Party – Faux Challenge

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  2. Kara says:

    I love when a challenge works perfectly with something I have on the table of craftiness. All your techniques are great inspirations. Thanks for hosting this!

  3. ElsieB says:

    Stitching, tiles, and buttons…three great selections that my collection of materials will work with. Now – which one to choose? Maybe all three?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. ElsieB says:

    It was fun participating in every single challenge this weekend. I uploaded all the photos to my blog and then linked them to all 18 stops on the party in one sitting…it’s worn me out! But here’s my card…at 1:13 Wednesday morning. I love using the Martha Stewart button punch/embosser since I don’t have to buy buttons anymore. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Sybrina K says:

    Love your sample cards! Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge!

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