Sunday, November 18, 2012

Faux Patina

Went to a Stamp Camp last weekend run by two amazing ladies Paula Dobson and Sharlene Meyer at the Silverstream Retreat.  Was a great weekend spent crafting with like minded friends and a chance to make new friends as well.

I was asked to demonstrate a technique to WOW the crafters so I decided to show the Faux Patina technique that Paula taught us.  This involves using about 4 inks and some embossing powder as well as a textured embossing folder.

I demonstrated this card using Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, and some Cherry Cobbler inks for a christmas theme.  I used the Lace Brocade embossing folder and Pewter embossing powder and finished it with Gumball Green and Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbons.

Here are some of the samples I made up to show other colours and uses.

This one was done in yellows and blues with gold embossing and is the lid of a box. It was finished with a stitched satin ribbon in the new in colour Midnight Muse.  The embossing folder is the new Lace Brocade.

This is a card that was done in blues, green and brown also with gold embossing and finished with some  organza ribbon and an antique brad. The embossing folder is Vintage Wallpaper.

This one uses glossy cardstock with pink and red colours with Pewter embossing powder and the Lace brocade folder.

I had also used this technique on a scrapbook page Here, so you are only limited by your imagination as to what you can use and how you use it..

It was a great technique to show and had a few ladies try it out over the weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Season's Greetings

Another christmas card this one being a bit more traditional in colour and style.

Gumball green card stock for the card base with cherry cobbler DSP from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack in the Holiday catalogue.  The tree is from the main catalogue which I have stamped with gumball green ink and dazzled with dazzling diamonds and added a large rhinestone at the top.

The greeting is stamped in cherry cobbler ink and is part of the Curly Cute set and I have finished it off with a bow in the cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon.