Faux Copper Patina Card two Ways


Glass mat or media mat

Sticky Mat (Stick & Stamp Mat-Brutus Monroe)

Cardstock in Aqua/Turquoise color range (3 3/4”x 5”)

Gel pen (I used a Teal shade but Gold, Bronze, or Copper could work too)

Clear embossing powder (Icicle-Brutus Monroe)

White embossing powder (Alabaster-Brutus Monroe)

Embossing reinker or pad (FSJ)


Heat Tool (Heat It-Ranger)

Stencil (Grand Greenery-Simon Hurley Create)

Brown water reactive ink (Grrr-Simon Hurley Create)

Spritz Bottle

Foam squares (Icrafter)

Tissue Tape

Liquid Glue (Bearly Art Glue)

Gold Foil paper (FSJ)

Metallic brown layering weight cardstock

White A2 card base.

Butterfly Dies (A Pocketful of Happiness)

Pennant Dies (Die’sire)

Stamping Platform

Stamps (A Pocketful of Happiness)

Black ink (Raven-Brutus Monroe)

Kraft cardstock (Lunchbag-Brutus Monroe)

Step 1:

Center aqua cardstock onto sticky mat. Place stencil over the top, securing it to the mat by the overhanging parts of the stencil. Use a gel pen to trace the design outlines of the stencil then go around again this time creating a jagged outline. Remove stencil and heat set gel ink.

Step 2:

Using the edge of an embossing ink pad or using an embossing ink reinker and a toothbrush, add strokes of embossing ink across the aqua panel leaving some areas dry.

Step 3: 

Option A-Add a very light layer of white embossing powder over the embossing ink. Brush a good portion of it off following the strokes with the toothbrush. Heat. Repeat the process again using clear embossing powder in place of the white still leaving some areas dry.

Option B- Add clear embossing powder over the embossing ink. Use a toothbrush to remove a bit of the powder using light brushstrokes. 

Step 4:

Using brown ink and a media mat or glass mat add ink to the mat and spritz with water to create a small puddle. Smoosh the aqua panel, embossing side down into the puddle several times. Add ink directly from the pad to the edges of the panel (make sure there is no unset embossing powder residue as you don’t want to spoil your ink pad). Spritz with water to soften any hard lines. Allow to dry.

Step 5:

Stamp sentiments onto kraft cardstock using black ink. Die cut or cut into pennants. Adhere to the card using foam squares.

Step 6:

Die cut butterflies and glue the layers together.

Step 7:

Center and adhere the aqua panel to the gold foil cardstock. Add the layered panel to the metallic brown cardstock.  Add the butterfly to the card using foam squares. Adhere the layered panel to A2 cardbase. Add embellishments.

A tutorial video for these cards can be found on my YouTube Channel


Mica Powder card

Supply List:

Glossy white cardstock or photo paper (4 x 6)

Glaze or Paste (Nuvo Crystal Drops-Ivory Seashell)

Spatula or Scraping Tool (Thermoweb/Deco-Foil Stencil Pal)

Mica Powders (Arteza-Flamingo Pink and Rose Pink)

Stencil (Pink & Main Deco Stencil)

Stencil spray adhesive (Pixie Spray)

Large Brush (Royal &Langnickel-LG. Menta) 

Shadow Brush (cheap dollar store eyeshadow brush)

Embossing powder tray (FSJ)

Small spray bottle of water

Other supplies as needed:

2 White cardstock panels

Stamp set (Pink & Main Fantastic Florals)

Gray Distress Oxide Ink – Hickory Smoke

Mint Green Ink (Simon Hurley-Minty Fresh)

Embossing Ink (Versamark)

Tracing Paper or lightweight vellum

silver embellishments (Pink & Main)


Gray cardstock base (4 ¼” x5 ½”)

Card Base (4 ¼:x 11”)

Stamping platform (Misti)

Step 1:

Spray card panel with stencil spray adhesive (this will give mica powder something to stick to later). Place stencil over the panel.

Step 2:

Add glaze or paste medium and scrape off the excess. Allow to dry.

Step 3:

Sprinkle lightest mica powder onto the card panel. Use the large brush to cover the surface and dust excess into an embossing powder tray. Use the brush to burnish the mica in a bit.

Step 4:

Stamp solid floral stamp 2 times with embossing ink on white cardstock. 

Step 5.

Use a shadow brush to apply mica from the tray onto the stamped image.

Step 6.

Dip brush into darker mica and tap in to create darker shading for depth on flowers.

Step 7.

Return excess mica powder to it’s bottle leaving a small amount behind in the tray. Add a little bit of water and mix using a shadow brush.

Step 8.

Use shadow brush and mica mixture to flick onto stenciled card panel as well as across stamped flowers.

Step 9:

Tear along one of the short ends of the stenciled panel. Trim the card panel down to about 3 ¼”x4” and set the cut piece aside.

Curve torn edge over to give it an aged look. Use mica mixture along the top and bottom edges of both panels.

Step 10 

Adhere the smaller card panel to the top of the card base.Leave approximately ¼” of border along the top and sides. Attach the torn panel also leaving about a ¼” border along the bottom and sides. This should slightly overlap the top panel.

Step 11.

Stamp full flower outline image over the mica colored blooms in grey ink lining the stamp up to match up. Use green ink and solid leaf stamps to fill in the leaves. Fussy cut.

Step 12.

Stamp Sentiment on tracing paper using the same grey ink.

Step 13.

Finish assembling the card.