we want to see the latter at shopping our stash this week; in honor of april fool's day, we're looking to see cards and projects which feature a faux technique of some sort OR which have a hidden or tricky element. sound like fun? we thought so too! here's what i made:
i decided to try out a cool faux patina technique i found on splitcoast stampers, which was very clear and easy to follow. i don't think mine came out quiiiiiiiite as well as the example, but it does look like aged metal, so i'm callin' it a win. also, as happens every time i use one of my (many, cool) embossing folders, it made me think, "i should emboss more" lol!
once i had such a gorgeously distressed panel, i decided it really needed some more vintage accoutrements to hang out with. i found a super-fun vintage photo of an old british car in one of my funky ephemera boxes that i thought would make a nice focal point. after that, it seemed like a no-brainer to add in other travel-themed bits. when i saw this week's layout (#209) at retro sketches, i knew EXACTLY how to arrange my treasures!
there's loads more inspiration awaiting you at SOS... why not hop over and check that out right now?! ♥