Hello, I have another post for today – my regular Silhouette UK post. I have a trio of cards today where I created Faux Leather paper dimensional die cuts using the faux leather media from Silhouette. The paper comes in three beautiful colours – brown, white and black. Now I am using it in a more non-traditional way I was wanted to create dimensional intricate die cuts for some cards. I didn’t wet the paper to create that leather look. Instead, I was focused on make thing the most out of the strength of the paper.
As the paper is strong I thought it would be perfect of cutting thick and intricate die cuts without worry it could rip when peeling off the paper, or having to cut it with many passes or fraying like it can do with thick cardstock. Whatsmore, this paper is thick, it has some weight to it and I used blade 6 to cut it. That means if I want dimensional die cuts I’ve got it with this. No die cutting the dame shape 3-4 times, the layering over one another and adhering with liquid glue. Which to be honest is very fiddly! So remember to have a look through your different media and think what non-traditional ways I can use this? How can I get more out of my supplies?
Faux Leather paper dimensional die cuts process overview:
For all my tips and tricks on finding the designs and cutting them out in Silhouette design Studio, head over to the SIlhouette UK blog to see step by step screenshots. You’ll find a link to the blog at the end of the post.
To put the cards together, I created 3 watercolour backgrounds using some hot press smooth watercolour cardstock. I used the36 pan set by Altenew and add a wash of water to each watercolour card panel.
With the wash in place, I started to add in small hints of colour allow the colour to blend out and soften. For this card, I used Persian blue, Industrial Diamond and desert night. The panel was dried before I added paint splatters of Jet black to added interest.
To adhere to the die cuts I used Gina K Connect glue and added a heat embossed white and black sentiment from Altenew Sketchy Floral stamp set.
For this next card, I added strips of green colour across the card from Evergreen to Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo and lastly Citrus Burst. Instead of using black splatters, I used to paint splatters of Evergreen.
I finished the card with a simple stamped ‘hello’ from Altenew Ink Flora stamp set.
For this last card, I used soft yellows and oranges: Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine, Orange Cream and Autumn Blaze. For the paint splatters, I used Autumn Blaze. the soft colours of the background pairs well the with white faux leather paper.
Again, this was finished with an embossed white and black sentiment from the Sketchy Floral stamp set from Altenew.
Faux Leather paper dimensional die cuts photos:
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Supplies used for Faux Leather paper dimensional die cuts:
Supplies sent to me as part of my various Design teams creative work:
- Faux Leather Paper – Silhouette UK
- Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder – WOW! Embossing Powder
Supplies purchased at my own expense:
- Hot Press watercolour paper – Hahnemuhle
- 36 Pan Watercolours – Altenew
- Black cardstock
- Card bases
- Gina K Connect Glue
If this has inspired you to try this out, please post below. I would love to see it! And let me know what you think of the Faux leather paper, have you used it? What did you create with it?
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*this post was produced as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.