Wednesday, 28 September 2016

WWC87 - Wow!

There are a lot of males in my family and so Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge is absolutely perfect.  It's the "anything goes" that really makes me excited.  Just think!  No boundaries except that this card has to be masculine.  I'm almost giddy with excitement.

I'm still hung up on that gorgeous Country Livin' stamp set.  It's no surprise, I'm sure, since I've used the boots several times as well as the truck and that great guitar.  Well, this time it's back to the guitar.  I had an idea which I'm hoping will translate perfectly into a card.

I decided to revisit a technique which I actually love but haven't used for at least two years.  It's the faux patina technique and for this card I intend to use the copper embossing powder as well as some copper foil accents.  The faux patina technique is very showy.  It looks absolutely elegant and vintage and hard to do.  That's where people fool themselves.  They shy away from trying the technique and yet, once a person does each step carefully, suddenly it's done and it's easier than it looked---and absolutely gorgeous to boot.  Rather than take you through all the steps, I'm going to add a link which is already set up at the Splitcoaststampers site.  The colours of ink which I used for this card are Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Almost Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip.

For my base I've used Chocolate Chip cardstock followed by a layer of Crumb Cake which I first lightly sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I've added my beautiful piece of faux patina.  Doesn't the Boho Chic embossing folder work beautifully with that technique?  My Star is several layers.  The base is Chocolate Chip and then I've added a layer of Copper Foil and finally a star cut from the musical paper from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper.  I fussy cut out the guitar (of course) and used my AquaPainter and Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip inks to colour it.  The sentiment?  I found it among my retired stamps and thought it was absolutely perfect.

And there you have it.  My masculine card is complete.  I hope you'll join us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge to see the gorgeous creations by the other Watercooler Artists.


  1. Wow indeed Heidi - what a lot of work in this gorgeous card - I'll have to have a go at that technique

    1. Thanks so much, Fiona. Let us have a look at your results after you've tried the faux patina.


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