Well, Halloween is almost here so the cards are done - and I know Thanksgiving is next up at bat - but today I jumped right over to Christmas for two challenges.
First up I used a long forgotten technique that I learned over on Split Coast last year (and LOVED!) called Faux Patina - here are Judy's instructions over on SCS. And here's a close up of how this technique looks when you are done.
I made my card for the Addicted to Cas challenge - Code Word: One Layer
My card is one layer - just the card base - I only added 4 little gold half pearls to it.
First, I embossed my card base after inking the front panel of the folder with Sahara Sand Ink. I removed the card and washed the ink off the folder. Then I sponged over the card with 3 inks, Taken With Teal, then Always Artichoke and finally with Really Rust. To finish it off, I ran my Versamark ink over the embossing than sparingly sprinkled gold embossing powder over the top, brushing some of it off before using the heat gun as you only want the gold scattered around the card - not solid - This is a really easy - really impressive looking technique don't you think?! I love the soft subtle mix of all the colors on this.
For my next card - I was happy to use my Memory Box snow globe that has been sitting in it's little envelope since I bought it last year!
I used Cas on Sunday sketch for my card - pretty literally!
I used the snowfall die on the blue panel layering the Country Landscape die over it - I adhered some yellow cardstock behind the door and window. The front panel is up on foam to give dimension to the winter scene. The Peace is from Nutcracker Sweet by Waltzingmouse.
Faux Patina Holidays
Paper - white - PTI
Ink: Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Always Artichoke, Really Rust - SU, Versamark
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, hot gun, Seasons Greetings Embossing folder - Provo Craft, sponges, gold pearls - Michaels,
Peace Snow Globe
Stamps: Peace from Nutcracker Sweet set - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white, Summer Sunrise, Blueberry Sky, True Black - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Dies - Snowfall, Country Landscape, Medium Snow Globe - Memory Box, foam tape.