Faux Patina Friday: Circle Thinlit Thanks Card

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Faux Patina Friday—Circle Thinlit Thanks Card

For the next two Fridays I'll be sharing a project using the gorgeous Faux Patina Technique!  It's a little teaser to promote my week-long Faux Patina Showcase on September 16-22!  You won't want to miss it! 

Faux Patina Week is also my birthday week, so I'll be celebrating with special contests and surprises! 

Faux patina - circle thinlit

Today's project uses the new Circle Card Thinlits to make a quick & easy, interactive card!  Have you seen these cool dies?  Check out the Card Thinlits Video to see how they work!

The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry, and I added a 1/2" strip of Rich Razzleberry that I embossed with the Needlepoint Border embossing folder for some texture detail.

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I heat embossed an image from the Friendship Preserves stamp set with Gold Embossing Powder on Whisper White card stock, then cut it out with the Window Frame Framelits.  Then I used a Blender Pen and some Strawberry Slush and Elegant Eggplant inks to color in the white spaces. I left the back of the circle blank for writing, since the inside is decorated.

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Of course the best part, to me anyway, is the faux patina panel!  See how I made it below.  I topped it off with an In Color Boutique Details trinket and an Elegant Eggplant button tied with White Baker's Twine.

Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

  • Ink Stripes Embossing Folder with Smoky Slate, and emboss Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Sponge on Crisp Cantaloupe Ink
  • Sponge on Strawberry Slush Ink
  • Sponge on Rich Razzleberry Ink
  • Sponge on Elegant Eggplant Ink
  • Randomly rub & dab VersaMark Ink over the top of the embossed piece.
  • Sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder and heat with a Heat Tool until glossy and smooth

Complete Supplies List:

Find all the supplies to create this project & more at my Online Store!


Faux Patina makes a fabulous and elegant accent on cards and stamping projects!  Wanna see more?  Be sure to mark your calendars for Faux Patina Week coming up on September 16-22!

Want to learn more about my Faux Patina Technique? Check out the Faux Patina Resource Page!


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