Good morning!  The Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week was to add a couple of steps to the Belleek Inspired technique that we learned a few weeks ago and to create Faux Patina

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The additional steps was to lightly sponge ink over the raised areas to help it stand out and then finish with rubbing the versa pad over the raised area and light sprinkling gold embossing powder over it with a spoon and heating. I used Antique Linen to brayer the embossing folder to create the Belleek embossing.  I then used a sponge to lightly apply Broken China to the raised embossed areas and then heat dried. I then lightly rubbed the versa ink pad directly on the raised embossing and lightly sprinkled gold embossing powder and heated. It is a beautiful effect.

KC Martha Stewart Punched Flowers 6 close

I tried to duplicate the gold effect on the vanilla foliage and the frame and blue flowers.  I sponged both with Antique Linen and then sprinkled the embossing powder on lightly so it wouldn’t stick and cover the whole thing.  I distressed the back of both the flowers and foliage with a stylus on a mat to shape. KC Martha Stewart Punched Flowers 6 center

I attached the frame with mounting tape and then arranged the foliage and flowers with Glossy Accents to create a flower spray. I finished by placing a tiny antique gold pearl in the center of each flower. This card is so much prettier in person than in the photos. I seem to have difficulty photographing gold embossing. It must be the camera’s fault. LOL!

KC Martha Stewart Punched Flowers 6 right

I hope you have a wonderful day and I appreciate you stopping by.

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Paper: Aqua Mist, Vanilla
Ink: Broken China, Antique Linen, Versa
Accessories: Martha Stewart Flower Punch and Deco Flowers PATP Set, MFT Leafy Flourish, Cuttlebug Textile Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls, Stylus, Mat, Glossy Accents