Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter afternoon playtime...

I was able to find more of my Leather Crafting templates...so I played around with running a few of them thru the Big Shot this afternoon...they work great on the cardstock...brings back lots of memories from my Leather Crafting days too...
I added color to the cardstock, by just rubbing an ink pad all over it...so I could see the actual embossed area...its actually debossed, but i think its a pretty cool look...these were templates I used to make carved wallets and billfolds with...I used to do lots of wallets with deer, as that was my daddy's thing, I would make him a new wallet every year...

The templates were used on dampened leather, to impress the images enough, then you would take a carving knife and carve the design into the leather, then taking a series of tools, you would add all the detail to the piece...lots of work, but I enjoyed doing it... Its neat that they will work to deboss the cardstock and make some neat cards using my old tools....


I decided to use the indian and make a quick card...word stamp is from ISC...and I thought it was very fitting.... I trimmed the cardstock around the border on the debossed piece and rounded the corners...I indian image was designed to be carved on the front of a wallet...



2 comments:

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

WOW, Debbie! These leather embossed pieces are really LOVELY!!! I've never seen anything like it!

StampnInkLady said...

Debbie, I love your leather crafting panels. I was wondering if you would take a picture for us to see of your template? Would love to see what it looks like.

Hugs Lori