The faux suede technique can add a lot to your handmade greeting cards. Find out how to make some here.
"Is that paper? It feels so soft and looks like material!"
~Card Class Attendee
Treating cardstock this way can add texture and visual appeal to your handmade greeting cards or scrapbook pages. You can make some from ordinary cardstock, your paper crimping tool and your bare hands.
If you have used this method before, I hope you will show me your papercraft project. Scroll down the page to add your picture and tell me something about it.
Did you know that cardstock is made in layers? Your aim is to separate those layers to create the faux suede technique. You will wind up with soft, fluffy layers on one side and the smooth cardstock on the other side.
You will need:
Here's what to do:
There are many ways you can use your new embellishments. You can stamp on the cardstock before you run it through the crimper, or heat emboss it or distress ink it. Spray it with glitter or shimmer.
I think it adds to the interest of the embellishment to have other colours peeking out from underneath.
I also layer the split papers to add even more dimension and texture to my work especially when building a handmade paper flower.
Use the faux suede technique to add softness and extra cuddliness to your baby lambs, chicks and monkey shapes, to clothing and hats and shoes to dress your paper dolls, and to landscapes of soft grass or trees.
ALL cardstock will split into two if crumpled, by the way. You can use other colours than white.
I hope you are inspired to use this method in even more creative ways and that you will share them with me when you do.
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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