Sunday, March 7, 2010

Using stuff forgotten about! And Faux Suede

When I was reorganizing *okie knows everyone has a hard time believing that okie was reorganizing again* yesterday I found a sheet of square rose images I had forgotten about and immediately thought I could use them for cards. Isn't it amazing what you can find that you have when you reorganize?

I pulled out one of my Cards magazines and flipped through there to find an idea to use. And this is what I came up with.

Supplies used -
One sheet of square rose images
Patterned paper - two different patterns *okie doesn't remember who makes the ones she used*
Cardstock - three different colors
Cat eye chalk ink
Stamping Up marker
Flat back pearls
Small rhinestone
Ivory braiding trim
Sentiment - Stamping Up Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cricut Cartridges - George and Mini Monograms

My friend Linda told me about a new techinque she had tried. It is called faux suede and she learned it from Dawn of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts *okie doesn't care for Dawn because Dawn is way too talented for her own good and swears that Dawn is in cahoots with the government to stimulate the economy because everytime okie see something that Dawn has okie wants it!* What you do is take a bone folder and rake it along your paper several times on both sides and then pull the paper apart. The paper then will look like suede. Not sure if you can really see this but that is what I did on the red strips of paper. You might be able to see if you click the picture and make it bigger.

If you would like to see Dawn's video on how to do this check out her Faux Suede Video.


  1. OKie, YOur card is beautiful!!! I love Dawn and all her techniques. You did an amazing job. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. Your card is great and I beleive you are right. Dawn is trying to stimulate the economy on her own! ... and doing a good job. Maybe we should make the President watch some of her videos!


  3. OKie that is a fabulous card. Love, Love, love it.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  4. great technique. went and checked out the video, not hard at all, tfs! your card is sooo nice too.

  5. I can't really see it on the picture, even when I make it bigger. I think I am in need of glasses hahaha :)

    Love the card!

  6. Beautiful card, enjoy your site and your humor. Thank you for inspiring me!!

  7. love this card... i hope you don't mind if i scraplift the idea for some cards i am making for a local charity night..