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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.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

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.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

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.

G45 Communique Faux Embossed Leather Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

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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

 


Let’s Chat! Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up

Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up Challenge: Let’s Chat with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  This go round, the ever amazing Jenny is our hostess.  All Lined Up is the theme:

For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don’t count!)

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I went vintage for this All Lined Up Challenge and turned to one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 collections: Communique.  The telephone line on this chipboard is what got the ball rolling. This 7″ x 5″ side fold card is all lined up thusly:

  • glittered, geometric grid chipboard
  • Lined patterened paper
  • flim strip ribbon
  • film strip chipboard
  • lined up buttons
  • lined up icons in border
  • lined paper used as leaves on my Petaloo flower

All Lined up on the inside, too!

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I used even more lines on the inside.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4The right hand side of my card has lined papers, lined up buttons on both paper and border and columns in the newspaper.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5The flap opens to reveal two photo mount areas with more of those in line photo icons.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6The left hand side has a little stripey header.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6 jpgHere’s a loot at the whole shebang.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the All Lined Up theme and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie BLOG before midnight EST on Tuesday, July 26th.

The team will choose 4 winners from the entries. The favorite project will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details on this challenge along with wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45

Please note:  This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge, please scroll down or click HERE.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello Friends!  Don’t you just hate it when you are late for a birthday?  It’s always hard to come up with a good excuse!  When we were in the middle of our move, I missed a birthday for a special friend of the family. To make up for being tardy, I created a special masculine belated birthday card using Graphic 45’s Communique collection.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1There’s kind of a neat story behind this card.  My friend, Steve was born at the same time as my older brother Dennis.  In fact, his mom and my mom crossed paths while giving birth in the small Vermont hospital.  They remained fast friends all the rest of their lives.  Steve worked as an administrative assistant for the state for many years.  Like me, he learned  to type on an old manual typewriter.  So, these funky vintage typewriter images are just right  for the card.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card, Communique,, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, 2

 

Tips for designing masculine cards

Masculine cards can be challenging to design.  One tip is to stick with a strong color palette like red, black and cream.   I chose the diamond patterned paper in the background because it reminds me  of a man’s tie.  What could be better for this masculine belated birthday card?

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3I fussy cut this vintage typewriter and popped it up on foam adhesive to make it stand out.  A few gold sequins and that cute banner flag suspended from a paper clip make great embellishments. I tend to keep my masculine card designs a little “stripped down” with fewer embellishments and very simple bows.  The twine bow through the “vintage” chipboard is just right.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo4I decorated the inside of this masculine belated birthday card with more fun images from the collection.  The sentiment was  hand stamped onto kraft cardstock.  I left myself plenty of room to write a personal note to Steve…and to explain my tardy birthday wishes!

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5I was tickled to find this male typist in the collection.  What could be more perfect?  The little cut out diamonds  came from the spaces between the tiles.  I thought they looked like cuff links, and had to add them in.

Steve received his card and loved it.  I know a lot of people think of Communique as a feminine collection, and it does make beautiful feminine cards.  But as you can see, it makes a great masculine belated birthday card, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Products Used in Belated Masculine Birthday Card
  • Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition:
    • Communique Chipboard
    • Communique Shutterspeed
    • Communique Typography
    • Communique stickers
    • Communique Telegram
  • Natural Burlap String
  •  Black Soot Distress Ink

 

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