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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).


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.



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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A Special Occasion with "Wonderful Moments"

Hi everyone, Hope you are having a good Friday as we head into the weekend.  

With the Holiday Catalog in full swing, and all the excitement and buzz of new, great product, I wanted to take a moment to share two wedding cards.  A friend asked if I could make a couple and I of course said yes! 

These cards highlight the bride image from the "Wonderful Moments" stamp set.

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My first card is inspired from another demonstrator, Beverlee Morales.  Using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the background.  But what I did was add some shimmer with the New Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint.  I added a few drops of paint into a spritzer with some water and spritzed over the tufted Whisper White card stock.  I think I am addicted to this stuff!  You can do so much with it.  I will be sharing more soon from my October's Technique Class

The card is completed with some Gold Foil paper, lace oval piece from Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, ribbon, pearls, and a bit of color from my Blends alcohol markers!

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This card is inspired from Lisa Curcio.  She is a lovely demonstrator who I cannot wait to meet, hopefully in November!  Basic Black card stock base, then a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  This time I spritzed with the Frost White Shimmer Paint (see above how).  Look at that...well, Shimmer!!!

Her veil was made by folding a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in half.  I secured the veil with a glue dot that is hidden by Pearls. 

Well, I hope you liked these projects.  You can Shop at my online store to get these great products.  As always, let me know if you have any questions. 

Using Botanical Bliss (Cards & 3D Projects)

Ever see a stamp set and coordinating dies that are underrated?  I think this is one of those sets.  The name is Botanical Bliss and Tag Thinlits.   Here are 4 card projects that I hope you like and encourages you to get this bundle.  Make sure to read all the way to see my 3D projects!

 I love the Sheet Music Background stamp in the above photo.  But I am a music lover... I was a Music Major my first go-around in College.  To this day, I keep up my flute playing skills with a community band.  If we are not rehearsing then we are performing at senior centers and rehab facilities.  It's a nice small group with some great musicians and I really enjoy it.  We all volunteer our time but it is so worth it, especially when the residents and patients clamp to the beat or try to sing along.   

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So a big shout out to one of my downline members, Linda Sebrasky.  I had to have surgery about 1-1/2 weeks before class and she agreed to help me.  The next two designs are Linda's.  I love them both and she did an excellent job!  So pretty!

 The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by far, is my Favorite DSP paper in the Annual Catalog.  It is gorgeous and what Linda used in the first card.  And my favorite ribbon of the catalog, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle!   The Smokey Slate and Black card is simple and elegant.  The Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets add just the right amount of bling, don't you think?

3-D PROJECTS:  Clear Treat Box and Reese's Cup Cover


This would make sure a great favorite at any party!  The Clear Treat Boxes fold are such a great quality!  The Coastal Cabana card stock is cut 8-1/2" x 2-1/2".  It is scored on the long side at 2-1/16" .... then at 4-1/8" ... then at 6-1/8" and finally at 8-3/16".   I then put a strip of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, just about the same size as my card stock strip, on one side.  Then die cut with one of the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies, cut four times making sure you are lined up between the score lines.  The Multipurpose Adhesvie sheet works like magic sticking to the Clear Treat Box.  There will be a little over hang of card stock edge.  Secure down with a mini glue dot. 


For my Reese's Cup cover, I used a regular size Reese's Cup.  Black card stock is cut to 7" x 2-1/2".   Use the bird or crow image tag die from the Botanical Tags Thinlits and cut at top of card stock.  On either side of the die cut arch, snip off each side.  Measure down 2-1/4" from the snipped edge and score.  From this score line, measure down 1/2" and score again (or the 2nd score would be 2-3/4" from snipped edge).  

Pumpkin Pie card stock is cut 2-1/4" x 2".   Whisper white card stock is cut 2" x 1-3/4".

The bird or crow and the vine stamped images are from the Botanical Bliss stamp set as well.  I used a couple of glue dots to help hold the Reese's cup on the card stock and tied closed with Black Cord.  

I hope your enjoyed all the projects I shared today.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Shimmer Paint Returns!


The HOLIDAY CATALOG is now live!!! 


I am so excited to start sharing all the wonderful products and accessories from the catalog, along with projects for my classes.  I am a little behind schedule due to having surgery two weeks ago.  But all is good, and I'm healing nicely.  

So you are probably asking what does the above card have to do with the Holiday Catalog?  The is the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and the rose & leaves (fussy cut) are from Healing Hugs stamp set! 

Well, take a look at this picture....


It was so hard for me to capture on camera, but I think you can see it.  Do you see the sparkle???? 

This makes me squeal with excitement because Stampin' Up! brought back SHIMMER PAINT and there are 4 colors;  Champagne, Bright Copper, Vegas Gold, and Frost White.  You can find the Shimmer paint in the Holiday Catalog or SHOP at my online store.  

I used a Stampin' Spritzer filled about 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol.  Dropped in some Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Shook and spritzed my card.  You should see it in person!

Simple and clean looking card.  Colors are Fresh Fig and Mossy Green.  Isn't the Fresh Fig Ruffled Ribbon nice? 

Make sure you download the Holiday catalog today!  I have a September Special going.... ASK ME ABOUT it if you are not on my mailing list. 

Projects from Painted Glass Class

You are going to love these!  These dies cut such detailed images its amazing.  Featured product is the Painted Glass Bundle stamp set and dies and the 6x6 Graceful Glass Vellum stack.  

This design is very closely inspired by another demonstrator, JanB from the UK.  She does such beautiful work.  

Dimensions for this card base is 12" x 4-1/4" in Powder Pink.  Score on the long side at 1/2", 1-3/8",  2-1/4" and 7-1/8"

Graceful Glass (brick wall) is 4-1/4 x 4-7/8".  The black lines will be dull on the Back side.  Use tiny, tiny dots of Tombow Liquid Glue where all the lines meet together.  Tombow is amazingly strong and will hold your vellum paper down.   Go ahead and adhere. 

Use the detailed dies from the Stained Glass Thinlit Dies.  Cut the half circle first.  Then use the Square shaped die making sure to leave about 1/8" strip under the half circle.  You can then move the square down to cut again, making a more rectangle shape. 

The window image with flowers and butterflies is from the vellum stack.  Color the back side with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and adhere to the back side of your card base. 

Decorate as you desire.  The Old Olive Vines are cut using the vine die from Botanical Tags Tinlits Dies.  

The most creative tip that I learned from JanB.... those tiny flowers on the vines!  I used Calypso Coral Marker and colored the stamp flower center (flower with lines) from the Pop of Petals stamp set.  Cut out using the 3 tiny flower dies from Sliding Door Framelits.  How ingenious! 

Here are the other three projects we made in class.  Make sure to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for easy adhering!   It will make life easier.