A Little Vintage “Faux” You

This was a technique on splitcoaststampers.com recently, and I thought it would be fun for technique class Thursday.  It’s called “Faux Patina.”  (And for those of your who play Words with Friends or another online Scrabble game, “Faux” would be a great word to play, especially if you hit a double or triple word score!)

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Stamps:  Language of Friendship; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango classic; Versamark; Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke; Other:  Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits,+ Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, scalloped rectangle clearlit, bird builder punch, Finial Press embossing folder*, stampin’ sponge, stampin’ dimensional, gold embossing powder, aqua painter, heat tool (*retiring; +available as a “carry over” item through May 31; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog)

I used the same ink colors as the tutorial on splitcoast.  Why reinvent the wheel, right?  Sign up for my technique class (Thursday, May 3, 10 a.m.) and you’ll learn this and another technique, and create a project with one of the techniques.  More information is on my web site, and you can RSVP there.

Have a great day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to A Little Vintage “Faux” You

  1. jlfstudio says:

    Hey Miss Buffy. Love the card and the “faux” technique. Your version is gorgeous. So you allow French words when playing Scrabble? My stepmom and I always used to have wrangles about that with my Dad. We contended that if it had made it into general usage in the US it was legal. He didn’t like us beating him so he always contended we were using foreign languages to unfair advantage especially if we adopted British alternate spellings – LOL!


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Jean. We never allowed foreign words, but online games do – if they’ve been assimilated into our language/culture. I just played “Beaux” in Words with Friends and it must have been in the “word bank,” because it didn’t get sent back. My mom is the undisputed Scrabble champ in our family.


  3. Linda says:

    Lovely! That’s the same tutorial that got my juices flowing for the Fine Flourish emboss resist I’ve been playing with…. now to assemble a card with it! lol.


  4. Stephanie says:

    Wow – what a gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing. I don’t have that stamp set, but seeing how you used the bmbossing on the bottom of the bird and the wings makes me want it!


  5. buffycooper says:

    See how the internet sells products! The bird’s belly and wings are actually Tangerine Tango, but they do look embossed. I didn’t even realize until you said something, Stephanie. I watercolored the whole bird with Marina Mist, then the belly and wing tips with Tangerine Tango, then a little Crumb Cake and more Marina Mist to blend it all together.


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