On Splitcoaststampers ~ my fav site for great card ideas, Stampin'Up! news and a wonderful communtiy of ladies ~ I enjoy playing along with Virtual Stamp Nights periodically. I missed the last one as it fell on the Father's Day Campout weekend, however I was checking out a few of the challenges they issued, and one for sure caught my eye! To find a technique new to me and make a card. The idea of finding a new technique was really a good idea as I knew I had ladies arriving to learn something new and play with the stamps and ink ...I found a simple and easy to follow way to do up a Background called Faux Patina! And I love the way the panels turned out, I have a really tough time covering them up with things, LOL.
These are the 3 cards I put together.
They start out with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then layer on the colours with sponge, before adding just a bit of versmark and gold embossing powder to come up with this really unique panel. Watching the piece of paper evolve into this finished piece is pretty neat.
I'm loving the stamp set, Forever Young. The tree and this Cuckoo clock are my 2 favourites!
The idea to cut the panel into 1 1/4 inch squares came from the galleries at SCS...and I played around with different focal point, but ended up using a flower just like the original card I'd seen...and a yellow one at that...although pink looked very pretty as well as an option. I used my new to me set Build a Blossom and the punch to create this fun flower...I can't believe I took so long to buy this set!
I was having such fun putting these cards together last night...but part way through the third, I thought: it must be getting late...knowing I'm not a very fast worker...and discovered it was just after 1am...YIKES...so I glued down the last couple things and headed to bed.
I'm pretty sure the Gals loved their panels as much as me. They all turned out so pretty, I'll share a couple photos in the next couple days.