Faux Patina Merry Christmas

Debra Burgin 1210 Faux Patina Merry ChristmasOur October featured technique is Faux Patina, which I learned from SplitCoastStampers.  But it was a card by Kelly Acheson that made me want to try it for myself, and this card was the result.  (The version we made in class included a short length of Crochet Trim caught in the ribbon knot.)

It’s hard to capture in a photo the variations on color and shading on the Faux Patina panel.  You don’t really see the verdigris effect and spotty gold accents that make this look like metal that has weathered over time.  It’s beautiful!

This is the first project using Scalloped Tulle Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.  It is totally fab, and I’m looking forward to sneaking in some Valentines with the Cherry Cobbler version before the Holiday Catalog retires and the Tulle is no longer available.  Whenever I take a length of Crumb Cake Tulle off the package, I’m reminded of buying my first nylon stockings, comparing colors on the samples in order to determine which would be most flattering to my graceless teenaged legs.  Sunset?  Taupe?  Nude?  Lucky for me the ribbon decision is less complicated — and less critical!

Need a reminder on how to create that flagged-end sentiment strip?  See my Tuesday Tip HERE.

Stamp:  More Merry Messages (p. 15)

Ink/Color: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, VersaMark

Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Other:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper folder, Stampin’ Sponges, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Gold), 3½” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon* (Crumb Cake), 5/8 Crochet Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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