GC139 Use A Faux Technique. Fake it with anything from faux stitching to faux silk, faux brick to faux brads - anything goes. And if you're stuck for inspiration, you can scroll down to the Tag list in the right-hand margin of the Gingersnap Creations blog - there are a bunch of tutorials on faux techniques linked there.
I used Shelly Hickox's Faux Copper Verdigris technique tutorial from the GC blog. I must admit that this looked as if it would be a bit time consuming when I first read through it, but once I dug in and started, it really didn't take much time at all. I won't go into the steps here - just follow the link for Shelly's beautifully detailed tutorial.
And the best part..... one lucky participant in this challenge will win a gift voucher to Rogue Redhead Designs. I've used the Relish Reading plate for this card, and there are lots more wonderful stamps to choose from.
I hope you'll have fun playing along!