Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Wednesday

Here's the card for today!  It uses Mike's small flower stamped in gold on white and matted with gold and Chocolate Chip paper.  Also some Chocolate Chip ribbon.

The background is something called "Faux Patina".  Here's how I achieved the look:

Step 1:
First you ink an embossing folder with a light coloured ink (Crumb Cake) and put your cardstock through.

Step 2:
 Then you sponge on a slightly darker colour (Lucky Limeade)

Step 3:
and then sponge on an even darker colour (Garden Green)

Step 4:
 and finally you sponge on a very dark colour (Chocolate Chip).

Step 5:

 The next step according to the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is to dry the paper, lightly rub Versamark on the top and then emboss with gold embossing powder.  I didn't want to get my new Versamark pad dirty so I just rubbed on some gold ink on the top. 

 Then I poured on some gold embossing powder and got this.  Yeah, I forgot to dry off the paper.  Okay, I didn't forget I just didn't do a very good job because I was a little impatient.  Anyhow, I'll use that for something else.  I made another sheet with the same colours and used that for my card.  But this time I dusted off the embossing powder (with a paintbrush) when it stuck to places I didn't want it to get stuck to!  Yeah, still was impatient with the drying...


  1. WOw- this is just gorgeous! Thanks for the visuals- I gotta try this : )

  2. Awsome bacground technique fir this card.
    Thanks for sharing how to dothis.


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