Thursday, April 25, 2013

Faux Patina Lever Card

This week for the At Joan's Gardens Challenge we are to represent each letter in the word TULIPS.

For my card I am using:  T:  Texture and Tulips, U is unusual (unconventional) fold, L is lavender ink, I (items you can get at Joans Gardens),  P is silver Pearls and S is for stickers...the tulips are silver stickers following the tutorial by Elizabeth Craft Designs at Joan's Gardens..   The products I used to create this card that are available At Joan's Gardens  include my indespensible scor pal,  crafting tools that include my craft knife, in my also indespensible Punch Bunch Flower making tools I got several years ago and use every day. Stickers, inks, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, and pearls (and of course watercolor paper and cardstock).  The unusual fold for the card is inspired by a SCS tutorial by Laura Lipe called a Lever Card. The Faux Patina paper is made by inking an Embossing folder, (in this case SU  Vintage Wallpaper), with dark brown ink,  then brushing with blues, lavenders and greens, then brown again, then heat embossing here--and there with gold (or copper--or silver--or pewter) metallic embossing powder. Faux Patina technique was inspired by Angie Leach SCS. My photos are really awful; they don't capture the depth and the texturing, the elegance and the beauty that this card turned out to be.  It was fun to try all these new techniques for this week's first card.   

The sentiment is SU "Thinking of you on this special day in a very warm and loving way."--and will go to young friends who just announced their engagement.


  1. Priss...your card is the cut!

  2. Fabulous!!! Fantastic cut and beautiful decorating!!! Exquisite job and card!!!

  3. WOW! Just gorgeous Priss ... love that fancy fold!

  4. Wow! Some day I am going to learn how to do this cute little folding thing you did with your card. Very nice!

  5. Priss, your card is gorgeous. I love how you used the tulips as a focal point. Great job.
    For some reason your post didnt come through on my site.
    Thanks for joining us at Joans Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  6. This is a fabulous card. Love your unusual style card. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.