Monday, May 6, 2013

Make It Monday #115: Beyond Paper with Impression Plates

You would never believe me if I told you I jumped for joy when I saw this week's MIM .
I have a recycle/reuse/re-purpose drawer that is bulging at the seams. When I saw that I could get rid of a few things I was ecstatic to say the least!

 For my first venture "out of the box" I decided to use a piece of packaging I saved from a wallet my
hubby got for Christmas. It was the perfect size and already had the stitching done for me, hurray!

Here's the Father's Day card I made:

I embossed the leatherish piece with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade Folder. Die cut a Mat Stack 3 out of kraft CS. Stamped a tree from Father Knows Best as well as the sentiment with Classic Kraft ink. Colored the leaves with various markers and used a heart punch for the "apples" which I had to make shiny with glossy accents. Tied a little twine around the Mat Stack and adhered it with some foam tape. I also adhered the leather piece with foam tape onto a piece of Rustic Cream CS. Pretty simple I guess.

Hopefully I'll be back with some sort of remnant from something else, after all, I can't throw anything away!!    Thanks for looking!



  1. Great take on this week's MIM, Jennifer!

  2. Embossed leather? How clever! Great results.

  3. Love how you embossed the leather. Those glossy accents go perfect with it.

  4. Jennifer this is wonderful! How fun to have this piece from your wallet! I love the way this turned out and love the red hearts!