Sunday Showcase: Faux Patina Gallery

FauxPatinaProjectsAs I was searching for some card ideas the other day, I kept finding cards using the Faux Patina technique that I featured in my first-ever video tutorial. I don't mind telling you that it is very exciting for me to see how much fun other stampers are having with this technique! 

Going Viral, Baby!

It's also been fun to witness the viral nature of this tutorial.  I've seen posts about demonstrators doing Faux Patina classes with both customers and downline teams

I've seen my tutorial linked at crafting sites and in online newspaper blogs.  I've even seen the technique used to sell products on a competing stamping store blog (uh oh). 

Going viral certainly isn't new, but it's new for me!  And, that's Too Cool!

Faux Patina Gallery

For today's Sunday Showcase, I wanted to give a shout-out to the creators of some of my favorite Faux Patina projects that I've discovered.  I tried to focus on examples that were created with Stampin' Up! products, but there are many more beautiful projects out there. Find more sample projects at the Faux Patina Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.

For card details, be sure to click on the link under the photos.  All projects use the following color combination unless otherwise indicated: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso with gold embossing.

Kimberly Salmonowicz - no link

Created by Kim Salmonowicz.

What an elegant focal point to this card featuring Layered Labels stamps and Labels Collection Framelits.  Love the Baja Breeze Seam Binding rosette! 

FMS31 - kings on paddington 

SSC - kings on paddington

Both created by Carolyn King at King's on Paddington.

The Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso colors are a beautiful combination for this technique!  Can you imagine this as a Christmas card!  OOhhh!

Create with ME  

Created by Mary Ellen Stites at Create With M.E.

Here's another unexpected color combination: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobber, and Basic Grey with Pewter embossing.  Also featuring Apothecary Art and Labels Collection Framelits.

 Create with me mixed bunch

Created by Mary Ellen Stites at Created with M.E.

I love the pairing of the Petals-O-Plenty Embossing Folder with the Mixed Bunch stamps and Blossom Punch. Faux patina colors are Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso with gold embossing.

Corner catcher - paula dobson  P1040957_1_by_Sponge_Queen

Created by Paula Dobson at Stampinantics.

Oh wow!  Faux Patina makes an awesome Corner Catcher bookmark!  I'm totally making one of these! 


Created by Katherine Fiander at Inkinbythebay.

Check out those Beautiful Wings embossed butterflies!  They even got a bit of a faux patina touch, too!  Lovely!

Inking it up with cathy

Created by Cathy Williams at Inking It Up With Cathy.

The Everything Eleanor stamp set looks amazing with this technique! 


Created by Yasmina at Craftybellydancer.

I love the softer look created by featuring Marina Mist and Baja Breeze card stocks and inks.  She did these pretty cards, using the Established Elegance and Field Flowers stamp sets, at one of her classes!

Pjs designs

Created by Patti Jo at PJSDesigns.

This is the same design as above, and likely done in the same colors (since we don't have turquoise Seam Binding).  It probably looks more turquoise because of the lighting in the photo, but still a stunning combination.

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Created by Leena Girsa at A La Cards.

Here's another using the Field Flowers set with a focus on Early Espresso.  I'm liking these simple flowers with the patterned background! 

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Created by Leena Girsa at A La Cards.

Another with Field Flowers, combined with the Labels Collection Framelits

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Created by Leena Girsa at A La Cards.

Leena went Faux Patina crazy and created so many projects that I LOVE!  Here she tried Artistic Etchings for a vintage Father's Day Card.

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Created by Leena Girsa at A La Cards.

Oh my Wow!  Check out this faux metal box!  This makes me happy, happy, happy!  I love the look of little patina boxes…it's where my inspiration came from!  Leena, you just stole my faux patina-loving heart!  The Apothecary Accents Framelit is a fun vertical label, too!  Great idea!

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Created by Leena Girsa at A La Cards.

Don't forget to try this awesome technique on your scrapbook pages!  It makes a great background texture and beautiful vintage accents! 

You can find all the supplies to make these beautiful Faux Patina projects at my Online Store!


FauxPatinaProjectsHave You Tried The Faux Patina Technique? 

You are going to love it!  Take a few minutes to see how easy it is to create by watching my Faux Patina Video Tutorial!

I'd love to see YOUR Faux Patina projects! 

Please feel free to share a link to your project in the Comments section below, or send me a photo of it by email.

Thanks to everyone who has already shared their creations!  I can't wait to see more!


6 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Faux Patina Gallery”

  1. I love that you took a beautiful and simple idea, shared it with everyone and you are now enjoying the benefit of seeing how and what everyone is creating with your idea. How totally fun!!! Congratulations Angie!


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