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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Embossed leather floral

Hey there - I rarely post twice in the same day but I was inspired for Let's Squash It!! Challenge 11 to try embossing leather as Gail (Crafty Nomad) did in this post!!

After making my earlier card with embossed vellum, I went on my usual Target run for a Starbucks and some essentials. Our local Hobby Lobby resides in the next strip mall over so I headed there to look at their leather. Much of it was very thick and inappropriate for my idea, then I spotted this thin, gorgeous lime green stuff! I had so much fun with the Altenew 3D embossing folder earlier that I had to try it in leather. Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio black
Leather -  Hobby Lobby Asst Leather Bright Solids/Naturals
Embossing folder - Altenew Decorative Florals 3D
Dies - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Other - SSS sentiment strips

First I die cut a wonky rectangle from a leather strip trimmed off the large sheet. Next I embossed it with the Altenew ef & glued to my card. Popped on some sentiment strips - done! Do I ever love this card and it's no thicker than it would be with heavyweight card stock. Hobby Lobby had some other colors of this leather so I'm thinking my future holds a return visit!!

Here's a bonus card that I'm not entering at LSI because the limit is 3 and I've got some cool vinyl I'll try for my 3rd entry.

Supplies: Paper - Lawn Fawn plaid;
Paper Studio pink & black; Crate Paper Pretty Party
Leather -  Hobby Lobby Asst Leather Bright Solids/Naturals
Dies - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Rectangles;
Spellbinders Floral Oval (retired);
A Jillian Vance Design Mini Slim Backdrop Set
Embossing Folder - Sunny Studio Cable Knit
Other - Honey Bee gems

I die cut & embossed this leather panel as a trial piece. The embossing folder I used is not a 3D one so you can see the detail is much softer but still present and lovely. The cable knit reminds me of leaves for some reason so I popped a flower onto it. I have a pile of Spellbinders and Sunny Studio flower pieces laying around, leftover from making "kits" for my sister Tami. She wants to make cards with me but requested pieces to be cut out for her already - she calls them kits. We'll be doing cards with kits on Sunday....

Well, I'd better get something done around the house today. Thanks for visiting - again!!


Debi said...

Hi Linda!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Thought I'd pop over to yours and I find this gorgeous lime green card made from leather! Absolutely fabulous!
Love the green! Love the ef! And now I need to go to Hobby Lobby for some leather.

Betty said...

wow!! never thought of trying leather on a card - and that lime green is gorgeous!

Jane Willis said...

That is stunning, it looks like hand tooled embossing with the leather. What a beautiful effect!
Guest Designer at Let's Squash It

Dawn T said...

WOWZER Linda. The lime green leather embossed so well. Love the depth the 3D folder gave. The plain folder gives such soft embossing. Great cards.

Cat Craig said...

How cool is that leather...you really took on the challenge very n icely.

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Linda, what an amazing effect you've got from embossing the leather! I love that it's lime green and you paired that with black for a really bold result. Both cards are lovely but I adore the simplicity of the first. Vicky x

Jean said...

Terrific use of a fun material - fun color and texture!

Greta said...

I had no idea there was thin leather you could buy in sheets! The embossing must be really neat in person on that surface!

Rosemary said...

Wow... that embossed leather looks absolutely amazing, Linda! Both cards are wonderful!

Trina P. said...

Coloured leather?!! So cool! And thin enough to run it through a 3D EF?!! Double cool!
Another great card with a fun bright lime colour.

Jeanne H said...

Oh, your lime green leather card is even prettier! :-)

Angelnorth said...

Another beauty Linda, the vivid colour is super-cool and the extra texture from the leather looks fabulous, I bet it’s wonderfully tactile IRL!

ionabunny said...

Wow, awesome colour and texture. So happy I inspired you to try this and isn't it fun and gorgeous!!!! Love this lime green. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Kate said...

How cool is that leather! Love the colour - especially when paired with that pastel plaid and that gorgeous fuchsia flower! I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me! And I wish I could make cards with my sister this weekend - I haven't seen her for 4 years (we missed each other my last trip to Australia and travel has been a tad difficult recently)!