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Video Tutorial: Faux Suede Pop-up Suitcase Card using Pop 'n Cuts

For my June Sizzix Blog Post I chose to feature dies from the new Journey Collection, which has recently shipped to stores worldwide.

I asked several of my designer friends to post Suitcase cards on their own blogs this week so that I could link them into my Sizzix Blog Post. The response was incredible and there are SIXTEEN ideas for the Pop 'n Cuts Suitcase Insert plus Bigz Suitcase die posted plus a video tutorial for my Bird Suitcase Card. Definitely check it out!

I was so inspired just writing up the blog post and drooling over all those great cards that I decided to add yet another idea for the Suitcase Pop 'n Cuts insert and Bigz Suitcase die.

IDEA #17: This card uses a faux suede technique (an oldie but a goodie) using Liquid Applique, a brayer and a heat gun.

Bon Voyage Suitcase Card

Here is a quick video tutorial showing how to make the faux suede texture:

To style my suede suitcase I first stamped it with a couple of old postmark stamps from my stash and then added a double strap/buckle using the accessory pieces included on the die. The buckles are cut from Bronze Shimmer Sheetz (as is the handle) and then once the straps and buckles were adhered to the front of my suitcase, I blasted the Shimmer Sheetz buckles with a little bit of heat to make the edges curl under and look more dimensional.

Bon Voyage Suitcase Close-up

I fell in love with the look of Richele Christensen's riveted corners on her suitcase card, so I tried a similar look using 1/16" eyelets. The patterned papers are from a Teresa Collins "Far and Away" 6x6 paper stack. I used the new Pop 'n Cuts Square Card with Ornate Edge for the base and embellished with pieces from the Wavy Framelits set and banners from the Flagpole Sizzlits Strip. The "Enjoy the Journey" is a Tim Holtz stamp. shopping links are show below.

Make sure you also check out my Journey Pop 'n Cuts Cards Pinterest Board for more ideas!