Monday, April 26, 2021

Faux Patina Effect with the Simply Elegant Suite for Monday Morning Live

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 As I continue this series of resurrecting old techniques with you for my Monday Morning Live series, I also want to continue to introduce some of the new suites from the up-coming Stampin' Up! 2021/22 Annual Catalogue. Today I'm reviewing the old Faux Patina technique as well as introducing the *Simply Elegant Suite from new Annual Catalogue.

*These are new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which you will be able purchase starting on May 4, 2021.

It turns out these two are well-suited for each other as the Simply Elegant suite was made just for vintage designs and the Faux Patina effect creates a great vintage background.

I'll be demonstrating this card in my Monday Morning Facebook Live video tutorial at 11 am PDT on my Playing with Papercrafting Facebook page. I'll post the YouTube replay here later today:


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  • On a Basic Black card base, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on the long side, I have mounted the 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock on which the Faux Patina effect has been completed.
  • Using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, I added Crumb Cake ink right to the inside of the folder on the debossed side of it. That way, when the Very Vanilla cardstock has been run through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine in this folder, all the lower areas are inked in Crumb Cake leaving the higher parts of the design plain Very Vanilla.
  • Using Blending Brushes, I added Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen ink to the higher parts of the design, leaving some areas uninked. 
  • The ink is dried and a static reducer like the embossing buddy is applied. Then Versamark ink is applied straight to the cardstock from the inkpad with a twisting motion of the wrist to avoid straight edge lines from the edges of the ink pad.
  • Then first gold then copper Stampin' Embossing Powder is sprinkled on the page and the excess tamped off. The powder is heat set using the heat tool.
  • Finally, a Blending Brush is used to add a bit of Soft Suede ink over the embossed images to age them and tone them down a bit.
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  • Even though the colour palettes of the background and the foreground are the same, I needed a large piece of Very Vanilla with Gold Foil accents from the *Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper to tame the background enough for the designs on the sentiment tag to work with it.
  • I used two Stitched Rectangle panels for that purpose. One, a Basic Black backing, I altered by reapplying the die after the first die cut to make it a bit smaller. The DSP rectangle measure 3" x 4 3/8". The Basic Black measures 3 1/4" x 4 5/16".
  • The sentiment, from the *Elegantly Said stamp set is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of *Soft Succulent cardstock that is then punched using the coordinating *Elegant Tag Punch. You can make the tag different lengths by cutting a strip of paper or cardstock just slightly less than 1 3/4" wide and then inserting in the punch so that one end comes up through the punch instead of staying inside it.
  • The embossed designs on the sentiment tag are from the same *Elegantly Said stamp set. Versamark ink was also applied around the edges of the tag and then they were dipped in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.
  • I made two more tags, each slight longer than the others from another design of the *Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper and Basic Black cardstock. The *Soft Succulent Tag is 3 1/2" long, the DSP tag is 4 3/8" long and the Basic Black tag is 4 7/8" long. All are 1 3/4" wide.
  • Some gold *Simply Elegant Trim finished it off.
*These are new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which you will be able purchase starting on May 4, 2021.

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Product List
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
**Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
Embossing Buddy
**Embossing Buddy

*Elegantly Said stamp set, *Elegant Tag Punch, *Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper, *Soft Succulent 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock, *Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad, *Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad, *Simply Elegant Trim

*These are new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which you will be able purchase starting on May 4, 2021.

**These are retired products, not currently sold by Stampin' Up!

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