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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chickadees and Faux Patina

Hi Everyone! I hope your day has been a good one so far. I would like to show you a card that I made using my favorite Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp -- Chickadees. For my background I used a technique called Faux Patina. I hope you will enjoy trying this technique on one of your cards.

Supplies needed:

  1. embossing folder
  2. embossing powder -- I used Antiquities EP266
  3. Versa Mark ink
  4. embossing machine
  5. heat tool
  6. sponge
  7. 2 light colors of Distress ink and one darker ( I used Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo )
  8. cream card stock

Pat the Bundled Sage ink all over the opened front of the embossing folder. Place the card stock inside the folder and run through the embossing machine.

Now randomly sponge on the Victorian Velvet ink first and then Vintage Photo.

 Lightly pat Versa Mark ink over the raised areas and add embossing powder and heat set.

Now you have a beautiful, antiqued background! Enjoy playing! Have a wonderful and blessed day!



Donna Ellis said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I still have not done anything like this (yet) hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous technique April. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Winterseve said...

This looks awesome!

Anne Temple said...


barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this and going to try it RIGHT NOW! Thanks for the inspiration!

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