Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Faux Patina

The technique challenge on splitcoaststampers yesterday was Faux Patina.

For the base, I used River Rock cardstock, embossed with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder & Big Shot. To create the patina look, I swiped my Tempting Turquoise stamp pad over the raised area. Then I swiped with my Always Artichoke stamp pad, and finally with my Versamark pad. I heat embossed a mixture of Gold and Wild Wasabi embossing powder to give it the aged look.

The flower images are from Fabulous Florets. I stamped the line art flowers in River Rock, and the solid image flowers in Peach Parfait, rolled in Cajun Craze. The sentiment is from Word Play, stamped in Basic Black.

You can see the original challenge, and the complete instructions for creating this look, here:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Digital Studio Monday

Every Monday on Utah Divas Internationl Blog, there is a My Digital Studio Challenge. For this week, the challenge is to use Celebrate St. Patrick's Day or Go Green. I don't have either of those digital stamp sets, so I was inspired to create a St. Patrick's Day card using what I do have.

If you haven't tried My Digital Studio yet, you can download a FREE 30-Day Trial from my Stampin' Up! website here:

I highly recommend downloading the software & giving it a try...RISK FREE! If you love it, you can purchase the Express or Full version at the end of your trial (or sooner!)... If you hate it (but you won't!), you simply uninstall from your computer. Either way, it's yours free for 30 days!