Friday, March 10, 2023


For my last Playing in the Rain card this week, I'm sharing a card that I made using the Faux Patina Embossing Technique.

This is one of my favorite techniques to make beautiful backgrounds.

Usually with this technique, I've used rich, darker colors to give the background an aged patina look, but for this card I decided to experiment with some brighter colors.  Since my Foxy Friend is taking a walk in the rain, I wanted to give him a pretty sparkling background, so I used 3 shades of blue, Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide, and Pacific Point.  Then I added a little touch of Flirty Flamingo, so it looked like the sun was trying to peak through--plus the Flirty Flamingo matched Foxy's umbrella.  For the Shimmer and Shine I used Silver Embossing Powder to really lighten it up.  I wish you could see it in person as the coloring really is stunning!

Foxy was die cut from the Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper with one of the coordinating Rainy Day dies.  Love how easy that is!

If you would like to learn how to make your own Faux Patina Embossed Background, you can watch this video to see just how easy it really is.

I hope you will use this technique to have some fun with your favorite embossing folders and ink colors.

As I was playing with the technique this time, I also experimented with trying it on my envelop flap, and it worked wonderfully!  Sometimes certain techniques don't work well on envelopes because of the different types of paper, but this technique turns out just as pretty on our Stampin' Up! envelopes as it does on cardstock.  I did the technique directly on the flap of my envelope, i.e. It isn't a separate piece of cardstock.

For the inside of the card, I thought it was best to keep it simple.

I used a mat of Flirty Flamingo layered between two pieces of Basic White cardstock.  Don't forget to sometimes vary the widths of your borders a bit.   By having the border on the first layer of Basic White just a little wider than the Flirty Flamingo border, it adds just a little more interest than if both borders were the exact same width.

For cutting directions and a step-by-step tutorial, please download a copy of my tutorial by using this link.

All products used on the card are shown below.  For more information on any specific product, just click on the image.

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