Big Shot, Cards, Technique

Give Thanks Card

We are having a cool spell here in Southern California and I am hoping the weather stays this way!  I am so ready for true fall like weather and looking forward to winter too!  In honor of this cooler weather, lets enjoy this fall like card.  It uses a technique called “faux suede” that I used on the leaves and on the strip of the Crushed Curry cardstock.



How to create the “faux suede look”

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

2. The trick to achieving this look is to totally break down the fibers in the cardstock.  Run your cardstock over your bone folder – much like the way you would run curling ribbon over your scissor edge to make it curl.

3. 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.


To get the “crumpled look,” I spritzed the cardstock with rubbing alcohol then wadded it up then unfolded it very carefully.


All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
135155 For All Things Stamp Set $17.95
131199 Crushed Curry Cardstock $6.95
102544 Rose Red Cardstock $6.95
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
133773 Sponge Daubers $4.95
120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
127821 Woodgrain Embossing Folder $7.95

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