Sunday Showcase: Faux Patina Week Grand Finale

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Hi Stamping Friends!

It's the last day of my Fabulous Faux Patina Week and we're going out with a bang today!  I'm featuring 7 Faux Patina projects in many different colors and embossing folders!

All of my Faux Patina projects use the same basic technique that you can learn on my Faux Patina Video Tutorial.  You can find more info on the technique, including a full list of basic supplies you need, at my Faux Patina Resource Page.

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Mosaic blue

1. Modern Mosaic Blues—I'm starting off with my absolute favorite of the bunch today.  I love the look of the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.  It's a Soft Suede card base with a 4-1/4" x 3-3/4" Night of Navy layer that I embossed with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder. My Faux Patina piece is 4-1/4" by 2-3/4'.

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

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I finished it with a From My Heart (wood) sentiment on Very Vanilla, die-cut with the Window Frame Framelits, and accented with four small square of Gold Foil (use your scraps, no need to waste a whole piece!).

Green chevron thanks

2. Pear Chevron Thanks—I love the masculine feel to this card!  Faux Patinas are great for masculine card backgrounds! 

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I cut the background into 1-3/8" squares, layered them on a 3-1/8" square Whisper White background, and framed that with a 3-3/8" square of Baked Brown Sugar. 

The Harvest of Thanks (wood) sentiment was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and die-cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I inked it a second time in VersaMark Ink, embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder, and cut out the "thanks" to adhere over the top. 

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The Burlap Ribbon accent and white button provide more fun textures!

Baraque happy

3. Pretty Vintage Baroque—With just a couple frilly details, this card has a lovely, feminine look with traditional patina colors on an Early Espresso card base.

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

My Faux Patina piece measures 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" and it's layered on a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of Bermuda Bay.

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The Yippee-Skippee (wood) sentiment is colored with Early Espresso and Bermuda Bay Markers onto Very Vanilla, then die-cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I'ts layered on a a Bermuda Bay Deco Labels Framelit

I finished off the card with Very Vanilla Finishing Touches Edgelit borders and some Crochet Trim.

Blue houndstooth

4. It's OK In Blue Argyle—Here's another masculine card using the same 2-3/4" x 4-1/4"  size of Faux Patina on Night of Navy card stock. 

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I die-cut the 3" x 4-1/4" piece with a Finishing Touches Edgelit in a pinking pattern.

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I inked the Really Good Greetings (wood) sentiment in Night of Navy onto Whisper White, then die-cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  The Epic Day This and That Washi Tape creates a nice contrasting border.  A few Rhinestones accent the greeting.

Gray brown bday

5. A Grey Big Day—I tried the Houndstooth folder and Epic Day Washi Tape on another fun masculine card! 

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I layered the 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" Faux Patina piece on a 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Early Espresso.

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The Chalk Talk (wood) sentiment is embossed in Silver, then cut out with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits.  I've layered that onto a Deco Labels Collection Framelit in Early Espresso, and accented each side with a Cajun Craze Candy Dot.

Razzleberry stripes

6. Razzleberry Sunset Stripes—Another favorite of mine!  The colors are so rich and cheerful!  I started with an Elegant Eggplant card base and added a 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock embossed with the Delicate Designs Folder.

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I added some Gold Foil borders to the top and bottom edges of my 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Faux Patina piece, then wrapped it with some Crochet Trim.

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I finished the card with a Simply Sketched Hostess (wood) stamp set greeting, in Elegant Eggplant, that I die-cut with a framelit from the Circle Card Thinlits


You may have noticed that most of my Faux Patina sizes on today's projects were about the same.  That's because I was saving the remaining parts of my quarter-size embossed sheet to create a Too Cool home décor project!  Check it out!

Butterfly decor

I had a large shadow box that I wanted to fill with gorgeous Faux Patina butterflies for a quick showcase (and sign!) for the Faux Patina display I created. 

Butterfly - stripes

I die-cut the butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, then added an Elegant Butterfly Punch from Vellum card stock on top.  Large Rhinestone Jewels accents the centers. 

See the remaining butterflies in greater detail below (click to enlarge). 

Butterfly - baroque  
Butterfly - chevron  Butterfly - houndstooth

 Butterfly - argyle 
Butterfly - mosaic

Butterfly decor - too cool

I stamped my words with the The Morning Post Alphabet (wood) in Midnight Muse and added some scored details and more jewels.  I love how it turned out!


I hope you've enjoyed my Fabulous Faux Patina Week celebration as much as I've enjoyed sharing them with you! 

I'd love to hear which of today's projects is your favorite!  Please leave a comment below.

Tomorrow, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming! 

See you then!


7 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Faux Patina Week Grand Finale”

  1. Angie, these are just gorgeous…each day gets better! The Mosaic one today blew me away, but so did the butterfly a few days ago, and the woodgrain, and…
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  2. Wow – I love all these! Favorite (for today) for a masculine card is the Pear Chevron. My fav for a feminine card is the Razzelberry Sunset Stripes. You have been busy! 🙂 I have enjoyed seeing all your creativity through this whole series of Patina projects… THANKS FOR SHARING!!! 🙂 🙂

  3. Have been gone the past few days, but just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your Faux Patina cards and tutorials. You certainly did save the best for last! I instantly fell in love with the Modern Mosaic Blues, but when I saw Raspberry Sunset Stripes – I swooned! Love that color and the total effect!! My sister may get two cards!! Thanks for sharing!!


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