Faux Patina

I recently attended a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator event hosted by Sally Nusbaum.  We affectionately call these events, “Sally’s Regionals”.  We spend half of the day observing demonstrations and the other half doing make & takes that feature new Stampin’ UP! products.  I have been attending Sally’s Regionals for the past several years and the one held in September was by far my best experience. 

The Faux Patina technique was a fabulous demo presented by Mary Derhake.   As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t wait to try it.

My customers had a great time on Saturday making this card.  They changed the stamp on the Jewelry Tag using the "4 you" stamp making a brithday card.  This shows how versatile this card can be.

Want step by step instructions to try this technique?  Click here for a tutorial developed by Angie Leach which I have added just a few notes based on my experience.

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouette, Tiny Tiny Tags
Ink:  Crumb Cake (stamp pad and marker), Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Expresso, VersaMark
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Color Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake 3/8” Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 15 2012
Posted under Occasions, Techniques, Vintage |

Jennifer’s Wedding



I know!  It’s been a long time since I have published a card and I don’t have any great excuse except that I’m busy. I have been making cards though and hopefully I will get caught up with sharing them.
My niece who lives in Wichita, KS recently got married. I wasn’t able to make the trip so I had to send a WOW card with a WOW gift.
The base of the card is  Whisper White. I used the Shimmery White cardstock with the Vintage Wallpaper Sizzix embossing folder but only put about 2/3 through the Big Shot leaving the bottom blank. This was mounted on Brushed Silver cardstock as a mat.  Next a wrap with Whisper White organza ribbon. I just love this ribbon. It’s sooooo elegant!!!! 
The sentiment  from the classic Sincere Salutations was stamped with retired Encore Silver on a scrap piece of Shimmery White cardstock.   Versamark with silver embossing powder would work with this beautifully for a current method.   The Decorative Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment and to create the faux mat. 
The Pièce de résistance is the hat pin with assorted bead & crystals from my bauble box (some from the retired Pretties Kit). 
I mailed this card using the Padded Envelope (116911). It made the journey perfectly and arrived just in time to be placed next to her wedding cake. What an honor.
This card would be just as lovely using the Brushed Gold cardstock, Gold Embossing Powder and gold hat pin.    Perfect for a golden wedding anniversary.
Stay tuned to see some of my recent creations.  I’m going to try to get better at posting more often.
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Paper:  Whisper White, Shimmery White and Brushed Silver
Ink: Encore Silver (retired)
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Large Vintage Wallpaper Sizzix embossing folder, Decorative Label Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Padded Envelope

Posted on : May 27 2011
Posted under Occasions |