Faux Leather Technique with Stitching

Want to create a rooted in nature, comfy, down to earth card? Try using the Faux Leather Technique. All you need are some brown toned inks and blending tools, I used Blending Brushes for this card.

Notice the color of the paper that the greeting is stamped on? This is the original color of the leather piece before adding inks to it. To create the leather piece start with a piece of Crumb Cake large enough for your image. Blend on 3 or 4 brown toned inks, starting on the outside edges and working into the center, leaving the center lighter. Here are the colors that I used, in this order: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider, and Bumblebee. Experiment with the inks that you have until you get the look that you like.

For the stitching, I used an old plastic guide that I’ve had for years, and my Take Your Pick Tool. I don’t currently have anything like it in my store, but a ruler and the Take Your Pick Tool would work too. The ‘thread’ is done with a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker but I think I would use Soft Suede the next time, for a little darker line.

The stamp set used on this card is the Dragonfly Garden and the images are all stamped with Tuxedo Black ink. The blue matte layer is from the Lovely Linen Designer Series Paper Pack and the background layer is from the Forest Friends Designer Series paper Pack. The card base is Thick Basic White.

I hope that you have fun creating with this technique!


Product List – Please note that the last 3 items on this list are no longer available. I included them so that if you have the products you will know exactly what I used and if you don’t have the products you can see what they were to find a close substitute.

Stampin' Dimensionals



Take Your Pick





Mat Pack


Mat Pack



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