G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  I’ve created this vintage style G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial for the Just My Type Challenge.  We’ll take a close look at it in a moment, bur first let’s see what our hostess, the marvelous Jenny Marples has to say about this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: Just My Type
“As a trained touch typist I love vintage typewriters. I love the way they look and sound and the font they create. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface.”
G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial: Sizzix 3-D Texture Fade & Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This  7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″  is “made from scratch”  using 12″ x 18″ black cardstock from envelopes.com.   I had so much fun creating this faux embossed leather look using my Tim Holtz/Sizzix Botanical 3-D Texture Fade, Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture and various Distress Paints.  (Find links to the products I used below.)

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

This shot gives you a good idea of the amazing texture that you get when you use these amazing 3D folders.  My mixed media cover was inspired by the marvelous Jenny Marples who showed how to create rusty metal in THIS POST.  I thought that I could use a similar process to create the look of faux leather.   (If you don’t have these 3D texture fades, you can create a similar look using a process I shared HERE and in another tutorial HERE. )

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial: Picture Tour

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here, as I’ve prepared a video tour of the project where I share lots of tips and techniques.  So we’ll just look at the still photos.

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One quick note: in addition to the product links below, I also used Little Birdie Crafts Sangria Roslind Roses and 1.5″ Black Plaid Ribbon.  Some of my papers are from the original G45 Communique release way back when.  The majority are from the newer DCE release.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Black seam binding ribbon makes me think of the old carbon typewriter ribbons.

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G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial: A Peek Inside

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I’m becoming very fond of using stamps against a Distress Stain Background.  This Tim Holtz Inventor 1 stamp is perfect for this challenge.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

I adore G45 policy envelopes.  Decorate quickly by adding chipboard and paper scraps to create the perfect spot to tuck in photos or other memorabilia.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

This fussy cut image is colored with Distress Crayon.  I used Tim’s Typography Stamps and white pigment ink to add even more type elements to the design.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Y’all know how much I love interactive elements, so I’ve loaded this mini up with flaps, pockets, tags, inserts and waterfalls.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

This is a double waterfall page with magnetic closures.

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G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

 

Just My Type Challenge: Now it’s YOUR Turn

I hope you’ll join in on this fun Just My Type.  To do so, just link up your vintage or shabby chic animal themed project over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before   11: 55 PM EDT on Tuesday, 9th, 2018.

The design team will pick our 4 favorite projects from all those entered and ask our top pick to join us as a Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Our favorite picks will receive a badge to display proudly on their blog, too.  And everyone who plays along and follows the guideline will be entered to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

For even more inspiration,  sure to pop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see what the rest of the team has made.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Have I  shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


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12 thoughts on “G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial

  1. Linda

    Love the Faux Leather Album. I watched your YouTube video. Thought about the page with the alphabet on top, missing the “O”. I think I will add the missing letter by dangling it from the center spot with twine.

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  2. Jenny Marples

    Kathy this is another triumph! The embossed altered cover is the perfect background for these papers and don’t they work perfectly with the theme! I so enjoyed your flip through and marvel constantly at the elegance and intricacy of your designs.

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  3. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, once again, you could tip me over with a feather! Your album, filled with gorgeously decorated pages makes my heart flutter, especially with the chosen theme! I could flip and turn and peek at every page all day long! (I have to come back to the video, so I can do just that!) The faux leather cover is pure icing on the delicious paper cake, and your seam binding ribbon does remind me of the old typewriter ribbon. I have a roll of that (used in my photos), but it just did not look good on the card! Your idea is creative genius,as are YOU! Hugs!

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  4. Helen

    Kathy, this album is awesome. There’s something about the faux leather look that combines so well with the paper colors and and images in this Graphic 45 set. I know that I’ll be creating a variety of projects with ideas from this project. I’ll probably view the video whenever I need some inspiration…there’s so much to be found here. Don’t have this themed set but now I’ll be on the lookout for it! tfs

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  5. Cec

    Gorgeous little album. Love the vintage papers and all the fabulous embellishments, especially the little charms spelling out TYPE.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  6. stampersuzz

    Ohhhh That embossed cover is so yummy with the texture and colors! Love the image of the typist looking so stylish and sassy! Fabulous mini journal again! Each page has so many wonderful details!

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  7. Gena L Krannig

    Wow! This album is just out of this world, Kathy. That faux leather look on the cover is amazing, it looks so real. The amount of work you have put into this boggles my mind. Everything is so perfect in the patterned paper you have chosen to all the little pictures and embellishments. I love the totally vintage look. Every project you show us always has one little thing that reaches out and grabs me right off the bat. For this, it was the little TYPE letters on the front. So cute! Thank you again for sharing an awesome project AND for the fantastic video! Hugs

    PS- the ribbon is on the spine is gorgeous and just the perfect touch!

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  8. Suzy Q

    Oh kathy! Just WOW! Luv this! Luv the leather look, luv Communique papers, absolutely luv everything about this mini album! I know I say that a lot …but you have such awesome projects …I can’t help it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to make this one. Hugs, Suzy Q

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