13 October 2013

Faux Technique

Over at Come and Get It I have chosen the challenge this week which is to use Any Faux Technique


If you have not used this Technique at all there are so many different styles to choose from that if you are like me it is a matter of which one?  I finally decided on the Faux Patina Technique which is much easier than you think to do.


What I did was picked an embossing folder and wiped the Crumb Cake ink pad over the flat side of the folder and then ran a piece of Very Vanilla card stock through the Big Shot – you could also use Whisper White.


I then sponged Marina Mist ink on the raised areas and then sponged Always Artichoke ink of the same area again.


Once the sponging had dried a little I daubed some Versamark on the raised area and then sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.


I then layered it on some Early Espresso Cardstock and added some layered butterflies with a scrap of the Faux Patina cardstock.  The butterflies were cut and embossed using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  This little die would have to be my best purchase, I love it.


The stamp set is called Million & One and is a lovely sentiment stamp set which has a lovely the writing style and this was stamped in Always Artichoke.


Here is my card:




Stamp set: Million & One
Card: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Non-SU Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



If you haven’t tried this Faux Technique or any of them, give it a go.  They can be very effective and simple to do.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


2 Sisters Challenge - #165 Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge - #28 Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #66 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Use a Rubber Stamp

Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge – # Embossing

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #101 Anything Goes

Bearly Mine Challenge – # 107 Ribbon/String/Twine

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - #136 Use Brown

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Use 2 of Something (2 Butterflies)


Thank you for visiting my little blog and having a look around.  Have a wonderful week.




Karen Letchworth said...

This is really pretty, Meighan! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing in our challenge this week. We're so blessed and grateful to have you share with us, and we hope you will stop by again soon. Your cards are just lovely. Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Hi Meighan. What a fabulous card. Great technique, shall try it myself. Thanks for sharing it and joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Gorgeous result, a fabulous card. I've taken the faux patina technique, too. But a different one.

Judy McKay said...

Great challenge Meighan. One of my favourite ones. Your card is so pretty. Judy

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Meighan. What a great embossing technique. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp n Doodle! Rebecca :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “Ribbon/twill/twine”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Gerda said...

What a elegant card! Love the embossing and the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

karen said...

Such an elegant make, very pretty, thanks for joining us at PTW, karenx

Natascha said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our ribbon/string/twine challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges. Good luck!
Hugs, Natascha

cheiron said...

What gorgeous butterflies and embossing! Thanks for playing along with us in the use a RUBBER OR CLEAR STAMP challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Unknown said...

Your faux patina technique is fantastic....may just be showing up on one of my cards soon. Thanks for the inspiration and the how-to!
Thanks also for sharing with us at SnD this week. Good luck!
Stamp 'n' Doodle Design Team
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Danielle Vincent said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't tried that technique yet - but think that I might be very soon! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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