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Lynn in St. Louis 10-05-2009 02:11 AM

TLC241 - Faux Suede {10/5/09}
Hi TLC'ers. Today's technique has been around for a while. I've seen it on blogs, in the Technique Junkies newsletter and various other places, but I can't actually give credit to anyone in particular because I can't remember where I saw it first...just suffice it to say, I didn't create it, but I sure do love the look you can get from just manipulating cardstock a little.

Here is what you will need for today's technique:

The edge of a table or a bone folder

Yep, that's it. Here's the process:

* Cut your cardstock to the desired size you want for your piece of faux suede.

* The trick to achieving this look is to totally break down the fibers in the cardstock. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. You can run the cardstock along the edged of a table lengthwise and then turn your paper and do this again widthwise. You can also run your cardstock over your bone folder - much like the way you would run curling ribbon over your scissor edge to make it curl. I have even seen crafters run their cardstock through a paper crimper first one direction, then turning the cardstock and running it through the opposite way.

* Now beginning at the edge or corner, carefully peel away the layers, just like you would divide the layers of a two ply paper towel. What you end up with two pieces of cardstock that have the look of suede on one side. You can complete your project at this point in any way that you wish.

I can't wait to see the various ways you all come up with to use this technique. My project, which can be seen HERE uses the faux suede not only as a panel on my card, but I also use little scraps to punch flowers to embellish my card.

To view all of the samples using this technique, CLICK HERE. And don't forget to use TLC241 (no spaces) as a keyword when you upload your projects so they can be included in the gallery.

HINT FOR NEXT WEEK: Cardstock - no other special supplies are needed.

marilynprestonn 10-05-2009 02:20 AM

I love your suede technique Lynn.
Will get down to it, as soon as my walk is done. Looks pretty easy...wish me luck though, with my big fingers, you never know what will happen. Your card is GORGEOUS!

Thanks for being here every monday! Always nice to see your smiling face and beautiful long hair. Kindly, Peggy

Clownmom 10-05-2009 02:21 AM

This is a cool technique, Lynn. I tried it for the first time (and only time, I think) for a VSN challenge some time ago. I'll try to give it another shot.

GardenDiva 10-05-2009 02:39 AM

Morning Lynn.....this is a new technique for me. Will give it a try. Off to my craft room.

bensarmom 10-05-2009 03:11 AM

Thanks for another great challenge Lynn......how come there are two threads today? It sure did confuse me.

okstamper 10-05-2009 03:14 AM

Ohhh, cant wait to give this a try...looks cool!

DawnL 10-05-2009 03:39 AM

thanks Lynn, haven't done this one in years!

Lynn in St. Louis 10-05-2009 03:59 AM

Not really sure why there are two threads...I'm afraid to delete one, for fear of deleting both...lol,

Cook22 10-05-2009 04:27 AM

Could a mod not merge them for you? It's confusing, I posted on one before seeing there were more posts on this one.
New to me -I've seen it, but never tried it.

andipowell 10-05-2009 04:33 AM

o.0 looking forward to trying this. How simple is that?!

Annie's Pantry 10-05-2009 04:41 AM

Good Morning All.....

Is there a reason why we have two of the same challenge threads going this morning? Which one do we post our cards too?

Lynn in St. Louis 10-05-2009 04:56 AM

I just deleted the other thread...I hope that didn't screw everyone up. :rolleyes:

NANCYRUTH 10-05-2009 04:58 AM

thanks Lynn! Here is my card.

Emma F 10-05-2009 05:04 AM

Moring All ... Lynn, this is a lot of fun and sooo easy! Thanks for another great TLC today :)

Here's my Suede Tree

dancerriley 10-05-2009 05:09 AM

this... i can do! :)

PSUKim05 10-05-2009 05:19 AM

What a fun technique!!! Here is my card. TFL! :)

GardenDiva 10-05-2009 05:26 AM

Lynn,,,,,,,,,,,well here's my card. I had a time with my tape runner and this fragile paper....but I continued and finally got a piece big enough to use. My brain FINALLY kicked on and I put the tape runner on the base card and then layed my suede down. duhhhh
I really like the look. Thanks for another great start to the week !

Kathy LeDonne 10-05-2009 05:28 AM

Fun technique. Here's my card - TLC241 Friends 24-7

Cook22 10-05-2009 05:33 AM

Stamped Suede
Loved this technique. I need to think more about how to use it - I think I'm slightly burnt out creatively after 7 cards yesterday. Thank you, Lynn, I'd never realised how easy it was.

fishymom 10-05-2009 06:34 AM

Love the way this technique looks, thanks for reminding me to use it! I combined today's challenge with the CAS challenge which was an inspiration challenge. The pillow I chose as my inspiration is this one. And here is my card, Elegant Suede Medallion.

Vicky Gould 10-05-2009 06:48 AM

Fun technique - I've done faux suede, but not like this. Easier than the one I did - thanks, Lynn!

Best of Cluck

okstamper 10-05-2009 07:17 AM

It turns out I wont have time to play today...getting ready for my mom to come visit! Just running out of time...thanks for the interesting technique though Lynn. I am sure to try it one of these days!

scrappigramma2 10-05-2009 07:23 AM

Fun technique Lynn! Hope the photo shows the texture of it... here's mine:


Biggan 10-05-2009 07:29 AM

Thanks Lynn for a fun technique! Here´s mine;



cullenwr 10-05-2009 07:37 AM

New, fun, simple...thanks, Lynn! FAUX SUEDE MOJO

jdmommy 10-05-2009 07:48 AM

here is mine

debbiemom23cs 10-05-2009 07:59 AM

Here is mine! Great challenge again.


m&m'sgrandma 10-05-2009 08:26 AM

This was my first time to try this. It was a little hard to peel the paper in half, one side of mine tore off in pieces, but I prevailed. Here is mine.

sleepyinseattle 10-05-2009 08:44 AM

Here is my wallet card:

Thanks Lynn!

jandjccc 10-05-2009 08:57 AM

I never did the faux suede before so hope it's right. It's really fun.

stampinscotsgirl 10-05-2009 09:22 AM

Great challenge Lynn!! Here is my card: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=110263

debils 10-05-2009 09:45 AM

Great challenge Lynn, I haven't done this one in a long while
Here is mine:

pinkhedgehog 10-05-2009 10:13 AM

Here's mine: Suede Birthday

RobinRingtail 10-05-2009 10:54 AM

Thanks for a great challenge Lynn! Here's my card:


YorkieMoma 10-05-2009 11:21 AM

This was my first time of trying this technique and I really enjoyed it. Thanks Lynn, for introducing me to it!!! Here's my take on it:


TFL, Pam

lacyquilter 10-05-2009 11:31 AM

Here's my card: faux suede.

jovialjudi 10-05-2009 11:35 AM

Thanks for making me try something new Lynn! This was fun!
Here is mine

skock57110 10-05-2009 12:13 PM

I had never seen this technique before. How fun and easy!

Here's My Card

PaperliciousDesign 10-05-2009 12:17 PM

WOW! I just did it. That little trick really works. Who sits around and figures this stuff out?? hehe. Too cool! Now I gotta figure out what I'm gonna DO with it!

LilLuvsStampin 10-05-2009 12:51 PM

What a fun technique, Lynn! Thank you!

Here's my Sunflower Birthday card

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