I’ve seen lots of examples of the Faux Patina technique and thought I would give it a try today. I found an excellent tutorial on Splitcoast found HERE. I applied Crumb Cake ink to the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, inserted a piece of Whisper White cardstock into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I then sponged Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso ink (in that order) on the panel. The last step was to lightly apply VersaMark ink to the panel in different areas and then emboss with Gold Embossing Powder (please click on the photo to see the gold shimmer).
My mom has a birthday coming up this month so I’ll be giving this to her. In fact, I created a similar birthday card for her a year ago using the same flower technique found HERE. For today’s card, I used the largest flower on the Blossom Party Originals Bigz Die. I die cut six Bashful Blue flowers, molded and shaped them according to the video directions, and attached them to a 1-1/4″ circle of scrap cardstock using a hot glue gun. I sponged some Bashful Blue and Early Espresso ink lightly on the petals and also used the Color Spritzer Tool to add some splashes of Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse ink to give it a distressed look. The petals all have a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on them, which was applied with a 2-Way Glue Pen.
Stamps: En Francais, From My Heart
Paper: Bashful Blue, Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, VersaMark, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die, Blossom Party Originals Bigz Die, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen