Thursday, July 9, 2015

Faux Patina Congratulations Card

Happy Thursday! It's been raining at my house most of today which made for a good excuse to stay inside. There were two challenges on my mind when I decided to get a little inky and create a card using the Faux Patina technique. I combined the colour challenge at Colour Me! to use Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Neutral with the No Patterned Paper challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. If you want to check out a tutorial on the Faux Patina technique, click here. It's a fun technique and changing the colors and embossing folders used makes a big difference. For additional Faux Patina inspiration click here.

Since I had the heat gun out, I decided to heat emboss the Congratulations sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set by Stampin' Up! The champagne embossing powder is by Recollections. All other supplies are by Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Close up detail
Tip: If you get too much embossing powder on your panel, use a dry paint brush to remove the excess. 


  1. Gorgeous card with great technique, Andrea!

  2. Wow--what a stunning background! Love all the texture is gives :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Colour Me challenge this week! Julia

  3. That's such a great technique and yours has turned out so jewel like. It's wonderful.

  4. Very rich looking and the colors are awesome! Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!!
    TT DT

  5. I use an old makeup brush :) Love that tip! It's been a while since I made these backgrounds, I LOVE the pattern on yours!

  6. I love your stunning background - what a great technique! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

  7. Fabulous the colours and details, Andrea! Thanks for sharing this technique. See you soon over at Tuesday Throwdown ;)
    xxx Asha

  8. What a cool technique on that gorgeous background element! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Colour Me...! Hope to see you in the gallery again this coming week :)


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