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October 2018

Embossing Paste Meets Country Home with a Touch of Shimmer Paint

Here is my last card in my series of featuring the Country Home Stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  Although, the embossing fold my return for some holiday cards!

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This time I used Copper Foil paper which goes great with all the brown tones of the Crumb Cake card base and Early Espresso patterned paper and ink.

The wood grain background paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper pack!  I bet you thought it was from our Wood Textures 6x6 paper stack.... 

Oval Stitched Framelit is used for the focal background and the two Label Framelits for the words are from Lakeside Framelit Dies.

Two-For-One-Stamp:   on a scrap pieces of Crumb Cake case stock, I stamped the words "Simply Thankful For All the Good Things" which is all one stamp.  I then fussy cut out "Simply Thankful" for card middle.  Clean your stamp, and just ink up the "For All The Good Things", stamp on Crumb Cake and cut using the banner framelit die.  OH... you can use your Early Espresso market to ink the words.  

I made a boo-boo on my card!  I wanted to stamp the watering can and floral images on Very Vanilla card stock, but I accidentally grabbed Whisper White.  So just pretend it is Very Vanilla.  Images are colored using Blender Pens, Early Espresso ink and Mint Macaron ink.

Shimmer Paint and Embossing Paste:

If you ZOOM in on the card, look at the "cotton" and the berries".  The berries are colored with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint!  I just used a paint brush to dab on.  The center flower is too, just a very, very thin layer of Shimmer Paint.

The "cotton" on the cottonwood branches is Embossing Paste!  The cool part is that because I stamped the floral image with Early Espresso (water-based ink), the Embossing Paste (because it is wet) pulled some of that Early Espresso ink into the paste.  I love how that happened, so the "cotton" is not so white.  What do you think?

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The card is finished off with a little bow made with the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim Ribbon.

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Aged Tin 2 - Check It Out!

Happy Fall Everyone!  We have already had some fall weather days with crisp and cool air.  It was nice to turn the air conditioning off.  But warm days are coming back for a bit.

Here is my next card featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).

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Card base is Old Olive with a mat of Crushed Curry, followed by a top layer of Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Metallic paper was embossed with the Tin Tile TIEF.  I'll talk about the aged looked of the Galvanized paper in a minute.

The card also features the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (Rich Razzleberry strip and the stripped piece behind the milk can) and the Fabulous Chicken Wire embellishment.  The Chicken Wire comes on a 3-3/4" x 5-3/8" sheet that you can use whole or cut into smaller pieces like I did.  Very cool item!  Stampin' Up! already sold out once on these so be sure to get some. 

The milk can stamped image and floral stamp (stamped with Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock) are both colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The milk can is colored with Light and Dark Old Olive and I used the Color Lifter to get some extra shading.  The ribbon knot is the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim ribbon from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  It is about a 2" piece tied with a simple know and then I separated the braided strings apart.

AGED TIN TILE TECHNIQUE:

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To age or antique the Galvanized Metallic Paper, first emboss with the Tin Tile TIEF.  Next, lightly rub a VersaMark pad over the raised elements.  You do not want to push too hard!  And you want to do it randomly over the metallic paper.  Now pout Gold Embossing Powder all over and dump off excess.  The powder will only stick to where the VersaMark is.  Heat with your Heat Tool.  Next, do this again with the VersaMark pad, hitting areas you did not get with the gold (which is perfect!).  Now pour on Copper Embossing Powder, dump off excess, and heat.  It is okay if the copper and gold overlap.  

I went a little light on my embossing powder, but you can make it as heavy and dark as you would like.

TIP:  After pouring on the embossing powders, if there is a straight edge from the VersaMark pad, just take your finger and rub off the powder.  You do not want to have those lines. 

I hope you liked this sample.  Any questions, please leave me a comment!

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Easy Aged Tin Tile

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Hello!  Here is another card featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folding (phew... that's a lot of words.  I'll just say TIEF here on out).  

  • My card base and mat is Rich Razzleberry card stock.
  • Background is the Galvanized Metallic paper embossed with the Tin Tile TIEF
  • Can and floral piece are stamped in Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Floral is colored used Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils. (HINT - Can you see the ferns are like a blue-green color?  I colored with Pacific Point AND Old Olive.  I mixed the two to make my own shade)

So my Easy Aged Tin Tile... I took an Early Espresso ink pad and lightly rubbed over the already embossed Galvanized Metallic paper.  I let it sit for about 30 seconds then rubbed excess ink off with a paper towel.  This also helped the ink to dry quicker.  If you like a little more ink on the foil paper, do not rub off excess and dry it with your Heat Tool. 

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For a little dimension, I stamped the oval image and Love words on scrap whisper white paper, fussy cut it with my Paper Snips scissors, and used two Mini Dimensionals to adhere to my card.  Final added element was some Clear Wink-a-Stella for some shimmer.  I wanted the can to stand out a bit.  

Hope you enjoyed!

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