Hi Stamping Friends!
Welcome to Fabulous Faux Patina Week!
I've been so excited to show you my Faux Patina projects—I can hardly stand it! The rich colors and awesome textures of the backgrounds are truly amazing, so I wanted to unveil them in a spectacular fashion! I already know that the photos won't do justice to the way they look in real-life. But, hopefully I'll inspire you to create some of your own Faux Patina masterpieces!
Fantastic Projects & Fun Prizes!
Before I show the first two cool Faux Patina projects, check out all the fun I have in store for you this week!
Daily Prize Give-Aways—Leave a comment on my TooCoolStamping.com blog page every day to be qualified to win a personalized Monogrammed Post-It Notes Holder. I'll randomly select a winner from all the comments posted on the current day's page and announce the winner the following day.
No purchase necessary! For USA residents only, but I'd still love to hear your comments if you are from another country!
Mystery Hostess Contest—Place a minimum $50 order from my Too Cool Online Store using the Hostess Code ETGZCP7U before midnight (ET) on September 22, 2013, and you could win at least $25 in Hostess Benefits! The total amount of Hostess Benefits will be determined by the amount of the combined orders for the week. The more you order, the bigger the jackpot!
Minimum $50 order before shipping & tax. USA residents only. Previous orders, club orders and class orders do not qualify. One winner will be announced on September 23, 2013, and I'll contact them to get their selections!
FREE Texture Embossing Folder—Place a minimum $75 order at my Too Cool Online Store using the Hostess Code ETGZCP7U before midnight (ET) on September 22, 2013, and receive a FREE Texture Impressions Embossing Folder of your choice!
Plus, you'll get a BONUS entry for the Mystery Hostess Contest!
Minimum $75 order before shipping & tax. USA residents only. Previous orders, club orders and class orders do not qualify.
Fancy Fan Faux Patina Fun!
Each pair of two cool projects I'm showing this week started with a 1/4 sheet of either Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock. I created the background on the sheet first, then cut up the sheet to use on two separate creations.
I love the retro color combination for this card featuring Christmas Collectibles ornaments: Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Always Artichoke and Pistachio Pudding. I cut my Faux Patina background to 3" x 4" and layered it on a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Midnight Muse.
(click to enlarge to see the details up close)
Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:
- Ink Fancy Fan Texture Impressions Folder with Pistachio Pudding ink, and emboss Very Vanilla card stock.
- Sponge on Baked Brown Sugar Ink
- Sponge on Always Artichoke Ink
- Lightly sponge on Midnight Muse Ink
- Stamp Gorgeous Grunge (wood) stripes over entire piece with VersaMark Ink
- Sprinkle on Silver Embossing Powder and heat with a Heat Tool until glossy and smooth
I absolutely LOVE the look of the Gorgeous Grunge stripes with this technique!
I colored the Christmas Collectibles (wood) ornaments with Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Midnight Muse and Pistachio Pudding markers. The bold images are easy to color, and they're easy to cut out with the coordinating Christmas Ornament Punch. Add some Linen Thread for the hangers.
My second project is a Hershey's Candy Bar holder...learn how to make it here: Candy Bar Pull Treat Holder.
The holder is created with a piece of the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper with a Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon pull. I used the left-over 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of my Faux Patina background to decorate the front of my holder.
I decorated it with the Festive Flurry (wood) stamp set and Festive Flurry Framelits, creating layers with Silver Glimmer Paper, Always Artichoke card stock, Always Artichoke ink and Pistachio Pudding ink. Gorgeous! It's topped with a Large Rhinestone Jewel.
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I hope to see you back tomorrow for Day 2 of Fabulous Faux Patina Week!
It's also my birthday...so there might be an EXTRA little surprise!
See you tomorrow!