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September 15, 2022

Technique Squad Blog Hop - Faux Patina Technique - September 2022


I am really excited to share with you the Faux Patina technique.  I used embossing powder, memento ink, and an embossing folder to create this Faux Patina look.  I also knew that the Seasons of Chic Stamp Set, Chic Dies, and Texture Chic Designer Series Paper were going to be the perfect additions to my card.  It does take a bit of time, primarily because of the embossing, however, the finished look is well worth it.  After checking out my card design, please be sure to check out the beautiful cards created by the other talented demonstrators participating in the hop.

Card Front with Logo

Here are the measurements for this card:

  • Soft Succulent card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Soft Succulent card stock - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Blushing Bride card stock - 4" x 4" (or scraps - enough for three flowers)
  • Basic White card stock - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock - 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Texture Chic Designer Series Paper - 3 1/4' x 4 5/8"

Here are the steps I followed to make this card:

  • Start with embossing on the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Succulent card stock. Use your blending brush and Versa Mark ink randomly place Versa Mark on the card stock.  Start embossing with the Gold embossing powder.  Repeat this process with the Copper embossing powder.  Finally repeat this step with the Silver embossing powder.  It is ok to place Versa Mark over already embossed locations.  Do not worry if there are rough spots are random specks of powder, both add to the look.  

Embossing 1 with LogoEmbossing 2 with Logo

  • Next, use the Stripes embossing folder (from the Stripes and Spatters duo) and run through the Cut and Emboss machine.  Make sure that the embossing has cooled or it will stick to the folder.  Do not worry if some of it flakes off.  The Soft Succulent card stock will just add to the Patina look.

Embossing Folder with Logo

  • Use a sponge and your Tuxedo Black Memento ink and sponge over the embossed piece of card stock.  Use your heat tool to help "dry" the ink.  Wipe off the excess with a piece of paper towel or tissue.

Sponge Memento with Logo

  • Use the Deckled Edge dies to create the picture frame.  Again, you may see some of the embossing flake off - that is ok!

Deckled Rectangle with Logo

  • Use adhesive to adhere the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper to the frame.

DSP and Frame with Logo

  • Stamp three of the solid floral images using Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  Use the outline floral images using Soft Suede ink (use second generation stamping for this image).  Use the corresponding die to cut out the floral image.  

Flowers with Logo IMG_4777IMG_4778

  • Adhere the three flowers to the Designer Series Paper inside of frame.  Use dimensionals to pop up one of the flowers.


  • On the Basic White layer, stamp the speckled image in Blushing Bride ink (use second generation stamping for this color).  Using Soft Suede ink, stamp the sentiment in the center of the speckled image.  Adhere to the inside of the card.

Card Inside with Logo

  • To create the shadow image of the sentiment on the front of the card, I used my Stamparatus.  Place the piece of card stock almost to the corner of the Stamparatus.

Stamparatus 1 with Logo

  • Next, place a piece of scratch paper over the piece of card stock.  Using Soft Suede ink, stamp the image onto the scrap paper and remove it.  Without reinking the stamp, stamp the sentiment onto the Basic White card stock. 

Stamparatus 2 with Logo Stamparatus 3 with Logo

  • Move the card stock into corner of the Stamparatus.  Use the Soft Sued ink and stamp the image onto the card stock.

Stamparatus 4 with Logo Stamparatus 5 with Logo

  • Adhere this sentiment to the front of the card using dimensionals.

Close up with logo


  • Add three of the Fine Sparkle Adhesive gems to the front of the card.

Several of us in the hop have commented on how much fun it was to make this card.  I hope that you have been inspired to try it yourself.  It is easy and you get such a fabulous look.  If you would like to see a video on how I made this card, visit my YouTube channel here.

To see Vy Tran's beautiful card, click on the next button.


Participating Demonstrators

JoAnn Pollock

Carole Garrison (you are here)

Vy Tran 

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