Faux Patina Week: Leaves & Poinsettia Woodgrain Wows

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Hi Stamping Friends!

It's Day 6 of my Fabulous Faux Patina Week!  I've got a two cool Faux Patina projects to share with you today, then I'll finish off with a Grand Finale for tomorrow's Sunday Showcase. 

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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Woodgrain wows - two cool

Today's projects kind of remind me of those optical illusions where the featured part doesn't appear to be the same color.  But, yes, the leaf and the strip on the poinsettia card are from the same paper!  

Woodgrain wows - maple

I brought out the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso colors on this autumn card.  The Very Vanilla background is embossed with the Modern Mosaics Folder.

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I die-cut the leaf with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the focal point.  A 1/4" strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper brings out the beautiful gold embossing highlights and the Cajun Craze Regals Candy Dots bring another pop of color. 

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Woodgrain wows - maple 3

I finished off the card with a Lots of Thanks (wood) sentiment, colored with Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Markers on Very Vanilla.  It's die-cut with a Chalk Talk Framelit, then I cut one end off to make it flush before popping it up with Dimensionals.

Woodgrain wows - poinsettia

On the second card, I brought out the Cherry Cobbler color highlights of the paper for a holiday card.  Two completely different seasons from one sheet of Faux Patina backgroung—Too Cool! 

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I gold embossed the poinsettia from the Joyful Christmas (wood) stamp set twice, then hand-cut the two sizes of layers.  Both are adhered with Dimensionals, then I colored in the berries with the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details glitter glue.  Perfect!

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I love the look of the splotches on the woodgrain texture!  Like metallic water drops!  I layered my 1" wide piece on a 1-1/4" piece of Soft Suede, but looking at it now, I should have used some Gold Foil!!!  Duh!


Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Faux Patina Grand Finale!  I'll be featuring six more cards, plus a home décor item!  You won't want to miss it! 


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