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Faux Patina Technique. Love this vintage stamping technique.

Faux patina stampin technique stampin upHello friends. Those that follow my blog know I love all things vintage, so this Faux Patina technique is one of my favourites. It's really easy to achieve and gives a WOW effect, You can download a free step by step technique sheet at the bottom of this post.

I love the little shine of gold that is added in with the mixed colours. This was one of my club projects from last year, so some of the products have retired, but I would now substitute Coastal Cabana for the Baja Breeze and any vintage style embossing folder will give a similar effect.

Faux patina stampin up

Another tip for a vintage look is to stamp your greeting onto vintage style paper, instead of cardstock. In this instance I have embossed the greeting in Early Espresso onto First Edition DSP.

If you would like step by step instructions for this card and technique, you can download them here:

Download Technique Tutorial Faux Patina

Would you Like to Get Materials for 3 Free Projects a Month from Me?

That's what my stamp club by mail customers get! A lovely package in the mail each month with cardstock, paper, die cuts and embellishments to make 3 projects each month. They also get to choose $50 of free products (and can choose from the hostess only sections in the catalogue). Find out more and sign up for my new February clubs  HERE (Australian residents only).

Clearance Rack sale starts midnight tonight - up to 80% off Stampin' Up!

If you live in Australia and want some bargains on Stampin' Up!, check out the Clearance rack sale tonight. Soon after midnight AEST, click on the link to my online store (or click on the red button in the top right hand corner) and there should be details of  the Clearance Sale. I'll also update the information here on my blog when it's available. 

Click here to access my online store.

Thanks for visiting today, and I look forward to seeing you back here again soon,

Claire.

 

If you would like to get hold of the latest seasonal catalogue or contact me, you can phone me 039735 2946 or or text me on 0412120498 or Email me here.

Orders can be placed via my online store or by email.

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Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry card and matching ornament.

Nothing quite says festive like a bit of bling does it?

Festive Flurry Joyful close up 2

 

The Festive Flurry bundle is perfect for making beautiful cards and ornaments, like this matching set I have made in Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green with silver glimmer paper and embossing. The greeting is from Joyful Christmas. The cute little Frosted Finishes embellishments finish the card off nicely don't you think?

Festive Flurry Joyful

 

Here is the matching ornament using Stampin' Up!'s heart and Bird Builder punch.

Festive Flurry Joyful ornament

 

My Stampin' Up! club 'by mail' ladies got to make 3 different ornaments this month with the free tutorial and materials I posted to them for their free monthly class. If you are interested in receiving a free monthly class of 3 projects from me which you can make at home, check out my clubs. Next ones start in early February 2014. You can participate from anywhere in Australia and all the details are HERE.

Here's a look at some of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make these.

Festive Flurry Bundle (View clear mount in the online store here and wood mount here)

Festive flurries stampin up

Bird Builder Punch (View in the online store here)

  Bird Builder Punch

Joyful Christmas Stamp Set (View in the online store here for clear mount and here for wood mount)

Joyful christmas

Full Heart Punch (View in the online store here)

  Full Heart Punch

Frosted Finishes Embellishments (View in the online store here)

Frosted finishes

  

Fabulous Phrases Stampin' Up! (View in the online store here for clear mount and here for wood mount)

  Fabulous phrases

Word Window Punch  (View in the online store here)

  Word Window Punch

Silver Glimmer Paper (View in the online store here)

  Silver glimmer paper

Silver Embossing Powder (View here in the online store). You require Versamark ink and a heat gun to use this).

 Silver stampin emboss paper

 

Thanks for popping by today. See you back here again soon,

Claire

If you would like to get hold of the latest seasonal catalogue or contact me, you can phone me 039735 2946 or or text me on 0412120498 or Email me here.

Orders can be placed via my online store or by email.

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