Joyous Celebrations Faux Patina Christmas card

Joyous Celebration card 1Supplies: Stamp sets- Joyous Celebrations (w-128066, c-128069), Pines and Poinsettias (retired); Card stock – Night of Navy, Whisper White; Inks – Versamark (102283), Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso; Other – Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127820), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Welcome to The Soggy Stamper blog this Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday I showed you a card with the Faux Gold Leaf technique. Today my card was made with all the steps in the Faux Patina technique. This is the Christmas card I am making for all the school staff. The technique is easy and fairly quick so making 80+ cards will not be too much of a chore.

To do the technique, first brayer Crumb Cake ink on the flat side of the embossing folder. This will put color in the flat places of the embossing. If you wanted color on the raised part, just brayer on the other side. Then put the Whisper White card stock in the folder and run it through the Big Shot. Next sponge Marina Mist ink randomly on the raised part of the embossing. Then sponge Always Artichoke and Early Espresso on. Allow the inks to dry, then lightly pat an Embossing Buddy on the card stock. Pat a Versamark pad on the raised part of your card stock with a light hand. You don't want the gold embossing powder to cover the whole area. If you get too much on a place, use a dry paint brush to remove some of the powder. Heat emboss the powder. If an area doesn't have enough powder, just pat the Versamark on that area, add embossing powder, and heat again. Once the Holiday Frame was embossed, I stamped the JOY stamp in Versamark and stamped it in the middle. Using a clear mount stamp made placing the saying easy.

So this is the technique I used. Play around with using different colors and embossing powder but aways start with the lightest color. If you need any of the supplies to make this project, just click on the links in the supply list or visit my online store to place your order. I appreciate your business. If you do give this technique a try, I'd love to share your card on my blog. Just email a photo of it to me.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue Erickson

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