It’s FAUX-tasic! Trucking Along Masculine Card

Two blog hops in a row, but today’s hop is my monthly Blog Hop with my NC Demos Group. The theme is “FAUX-tastic.” The only rule is that we had to use a Faux Technique — anything from Faux Suede, Faux Metal, Faux Silk, Faux Tile, Faux Shaving Cream, Faux Leather, etc.. I chose the Faux Suede and Faux Metal technique to make a masculine card, using the Trucking Along bundle. As always with a blog hop, you’ll want to “hop along” to the next Demonstrator to see her amazing projects. Click the Next Button below to see a project from the talented Laurie Meier or follow along using the Roll Call below.

Let’s talk FAUX. There are so many “FAUX” techniques, and since I was planning a masculine card, I wanted to use the Faux Suede and then thought of the Faux Metal technique too. Here’s an explanation of what these are.

Faux Suede

For Faux Suede, you simply need to break the fibers of the cardstock, either by rubbing on the edge of a table or rubbing with your bone folder, and then you can peel the cardstock apart to reveal a textured, “suede” looking piece. Take a closer look:

Faux Metal

For the Faux Metal technique, you use multiple layers of embossing powder (I embossed 4 layers). After the last layer, you heat up the layer one more time with your Heat Tool and then working quickly stamp your image into the embossed layer, or, in my case, I ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder. Trim the image if you need to and add to your card. Take a closer look:

This technique is amazing with this embossing folder!

My Faux-Tastic Project!

Let’s take a close up look of both “Fauxs”:

The greeting stamp is from He’s All That — I used an Early Espresso marker to ink up just the top curve with the saying, stamped, cleaned, and then did the same for the bottom. That way I could stretch out the saying wide enough to fit my truck. And, of course, the truck is filled with a heart as this is a birthday card–perfect for a significant other (maybe this could be my hubby’s birthday card for September…ahead of the game!)

Here’s my card again so you can see the whole thing together:

Here’s the inside of the card. I used the truck stamp from He’s All That and an extra piece of Faux Suede at the bottom.

These techniques are oldies but goodies and I love how this turned out. To shop the supplies so you can make this, check out the link to my Online Store at the bottom of this post.

Let’s Hop!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you learned a little about two techniques! Now, let’s see what the others have done with this challenge! Click the next arrow to hop over to Tracie Evans Langley’s blog!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Roll Call:

Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Laurie Meier
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night StamperYou are here!
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy StamperNEXT!

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Published by Kelly@TLNS

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who loves to stamp and loves to spread joy through my craft. All of my projects are handmade with love, and fueled by coffee. Come stamp with me!

12 thoughts on “It’s FAUX-tasic! Trucking Along Masculine Card

  1. Great card Kelly. I like that we both used the faux metal technique but they look so different. You did a great job!

  2. Such a fun card! Thank you for sharing your version of the faux suede. I love how you used the silver metallic card stock embossed with the folder to look like metal. Great share…thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Kristine! I actually used Smoky Slate cardstock, covered in 4 layers of silver embossing powder, and while still hot ran it through the machine with the Metal Plate 3D embossing folder. You can see on the corners where it wasn’t covered all the way with embossing powder (which I kind of like).

  3. Kelly – What an awesome card! I just love it. Great idea to combine the two faux techniques – they go together so well 🙂 And, you did an awesome job coloring the truck and stretching the sentiment. I bet your husband will love the card (if you give it to him for his birthday 😉 ).

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