Saturday, November 16, 2013

Give Thanks Faux Patina Card

This evening I used the Pumpkin Photo as color inspiration for this Give Thanks Faux Patina Card. I embossed a Whisper White piece of cardstock with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder by Stampin' Up!. Before embossing I inked the embossing folder with Crumb Cake to give the background a little color. Then I sponged on the following colors:
  • Cajun Craze
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pumpkin Pie
The final step was heat embossing the gold to give it the Faux Patina look. Here is a link to a tutorial if you like step by step instructions. The sentiment strip was made with white cardstock and then I sponged on a light layer of Crumb Cake ink before I heat embossed the sentiment in gold. The final touch was two antique brads and I used dimensionals between the Cajun Craze and Perfect Plum layers behind the sentiment. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and it's definitely prettier in person. The photo doesn't show the detail of the gold. Well, it's getting late and I have a long day tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific night and pleasant tomorrow.
My Give Thanks Faux Patina Card is entered into the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous background Andrea! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh my word. This is GORGEOUS!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge! ~ Laurel

  3. Ohhhh gorgeous. I must try this technique. At first glance it sort of reminds me of the Northern Lights. Beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

  4. How rich the texture and creative the design is for this great card. Love It!

  5. Your card is very pretty. Thank you for entering it in our "Give Thanks" challenge at Simply Create Too--hope to see you next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. BEAUTIFUL creation from this fun technique! Awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Wonderful technique with a gorgeous result. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  8. Oh, I LOVE how there`s pale showing through! This technique is just so much fun since you never really know what you`re going to get when you start :)

  9. really lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at Brown sugar, good luck and hope to see you again
    brown sugar dt


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