This card showcases my first attempt at Faux Patina. I watched Angie Leach’s tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, then decided to give it a try. In a nutshell, you ink the inside of an embossing folder with a light colored ink, and then run your cardstock through the Big Shot to transfer the ink onto your paper. Next, you randomly sponge a medium color over the cardstock focusing on the raised areas. Follow that with a dark colored layer of random sponging. Allow the ink to fully dry, then randomly/lightly apply Versamark to the paper, sprinkle with a metallic embossing powder and heat set. I actually applied more embossing powder than I desired; so, I simply used a paint brush to remove some of the powder before heat setting. I’m looking forward to using this technique for some autumn and vintage Christmas cards. For now, though, I chose this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge for my layout , coupled with the Paper Players’ Cute as a Button challenge.
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Apothecary Art, Express Yourself
STAMPIN UP INK: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Beautifully Baroque EF, Labels Collection Framelits, gold embossing powder, heat tool, gold baker’s twine, vintage brad, sponges, dimensionals