Friday, 5 April 2013

Fussy and Fancy DT Card - Use a Faux Technique

We have a new challenge for you over at Fussy and Fancy today, this time our theme is "Use a Faux Technique".  This may be an opportunity to have a go at something new, as a crafter I'm always looking for something different to try, so why not play along and maybe expand your crafting knowledge.  On the other hand, you might decide to do something more straightforward, such as using Card Candi as faux brads, Liquid Pearls as faux pearls or maybe faux stitching.
I've used the faux suede technique, see my post below for a tutorial, as well as Card Candi as faux brads, faux stitching and crinkle kraft paper as faux ribbon.
If you're stuck for ideas Splitcoast Stampers has loads of tutorials here.
 The clock topper was made with a Papermania Urban stamp which I heat embossed with verdigris powder, inked with Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls shimmer sprays in Cappuccino and bronze.  The sentiment in the middle was made from a Papermania Chronology topper that I cut down, the green backing paper is from this range too.
I used Spellbinders dies to make the cogs and ribbon slide and embellished with Card Candi and nail heads.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Whimsy Inspirations - #57 - Stitch It
City Crafter - #153 - Anything Goes, Well Almost, I used a mist from Kirsty's blog
The Artistic Stamper - Texture
Cards Galore - Vintage
Sandy's Craft Creations - Anything Goes with Stitching
Cupcake Craft - #236 - Use Kraft
ABC - K is for Kraft
There She Goes - #201 - Masculine
Gingerloft - Kraft
Crafty Catz - #177 - Anything Goes


  1. I love your card Wendy and you've managed to fit in so many "faux" techniques into it as well :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  2. Beautiful card Wendy and great challenge. Love the faux suede, it looks so real! Hugs, Ivonne

  3. What a fabulous card ... I really like this ... beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  4. Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your super card ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  5. Love this Wendy! Such fun details and your faux stitching is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it for my April challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  6. Amazing card Wendy and such fab detail. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  7. fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Inspirations. Kim x – Whimsy DT

  8. brilliant card Wendy - great technique too - thanks for sharing xx

  9. stunning card wendy.really love the suede effect and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  10. What a great idea for a sentiment and what a lovely card. Great for a male too. Thanks for sharing at Gingerloft's kraft challenge.

  11. Gorgeous card Wendy, love all the details and the sentiment is fab. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Stitch It challenge x

  12. Fabulous card, not seen the faux suede technique so need to give that a go, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  13. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Delphine xx

  14. Hi Wendy!!!! I love your card! The gears are great!!!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  15. Love this amazing. Love the sentiment together with the cogs and the ribbon. Great work.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  16. Your card looks amazing.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  17. Love your faux technique, will definitely have to try this one :)


  18. Pretty card for this challenge! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  19. Lovely card and ecellent details. Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!


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