Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fleather Birthday Card

After playing with the glycerine and water technique over the last couple of weeks i now have a few ‘fleather’ note book covers just waiting to have the signatures added.

I enjoy playing with Kraft card in other ways too, i have made an ATC Block using the WRMK Box Board and will blog this when it is completed.

The reason for this post is because i have some Kraft Card that is very heavy and fantastic for using in my die cutting machines but when you add water or paint to it you can see the card curl badly and it never goes back into a proper flat shape again.

Thought i would apply a little of the glycerine and water mix to the card and see if it helps it to go back into shape and the answer is yes it does. The card doesn’t have the soft faux leather feel but it is a softer card which handles much better.


So much so that when i ran this through an A4 embossing folder the embossing/debossing was much deeper and even.  I Coloured the butterflies with Imagination Crafts Silkies Paints.


After i had painted the butterflies i went over the card with Peacock Feathers DI which highlighted the embossed areas and added another layer of colour onto the background.


The inside of the Kraft card is the embossed side and again added a light coating of Peacock Feathers DI to show the beautiful shapes.

Added an inner using copy paper and a stamp from House of Zandra, attached the inner using twine as i didn’t know if the paper would adhere easily to the embossing and also i thought it looked nicer as you are able to see the inside of the Kraft card.


Love this stamp and have coloured it with the new Kaiserfusion Pens. I copied the colours exactly as i am still getting used to the colours and wanted to see if i could get the same finish as on the cover.

Before i added the stamped topper to the Kraft card i sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine as i was eager to see how a card like this would look and feel instead of normal Kraft Card or card stock.


Loving how this card looks and feels, stands really well, no buckling or going out of shape. I will use this technique again for naughty Kraft card that won’t lay flat!


Matching envelope for the card, this time used Portfolio Pastels and the Kaiserfusion Pens for the colouring, Darcy’s butterfly border stamp look great with the toadstool.

Thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to reading your comments.



  1. I really love this card and envelope, both are very yummy. I haven't tried this technique but the results look fab. The colours of the butterflies are so subtle against the background which in itself is beautiful.

    The colouring on your stamping is also very good. In all a really lovely card and envelope xxx

  2. Well done, what a great look.

  3. What a beautiful effect and the two together complement one another. Not tried that yet. Envelope too, lovely! Xx

  4. Fabulous, totally love the envelope. This is going to make someone smile for sure..

  5. I was v.interested to read about the glycerine. I love what you created with the embossing, the toadstool and Darcy's border stamp: all really magical. Love the envelope too. Julie Ann xxx

  6. The shimmering butterflies are glorious against the inky kraft - and what a great tip about the glycerine to flatten it. The toadstool image is a delight - and I'm really looking forward to the krafty ATB!
    Alison x

  7. Beautiful work, love the faux leather look. xx

  8. Oooh, that's gorgeous!! I've been playing with the faux leather technique too & I love it.