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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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Easy Aged Tin Tile


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. 


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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Last of Healing Hugs in Mango Melody

Mango Melody!  What a happy and cheery color.  I think its a refreshing, bright and a welcome additional to the Stampin' Up! colors. 

Here is my final card using the Healing Hugs Distinktive stamp set.  Be sure to check out my past posts to see other examples and a 3D project.

 To help give the flower more dimension, I inked it up in Mango Melody, added Pumpkin Pie to the edges using a sponge dauber and a bit of Crushed Curry to the middle. 

Adding texture to the background, a piece of Whisper White card stock was embossed used the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The flowers were popped with Stampin' Dimensionals and the leaves were stamped on scrap Whisper White, hand cut then tucked behind the flowers.  A little bit of the new Gold Cording to add a little shine!

I hope you enjoyed my week of Healing Hugs and hope you come back soon to see more projects I have been working on. 


Who Doesn't Love Coastal Cabana


This is the next card sample in my Healing Hugs series.  This Distinktive stamp set is so beautiful with its picture like detail.  Feature color is Coastal Cabana, just a lovely blue.  I could use this color for everything, including Christmas cards.  I love a blue and white Christmas card.

The rose and three sets of leaves were all fussy cut.  The Rose was then adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals

I think what I love the second most of this card is the background!  The New background set called "Gallery Grunge" is awesome!  Make sure to check it out.  Its stamped in Smoky Slate three times, slightly altering height position each time.  Doesn't it look like plank flooring?  I cannot wait to use this one more.  

I keep forgetting to post the insides of my projects because I do not tape them in until I write in them.  So don't mind the it looks off... its just not adhered to the card.  The flower was inked in Coastal Cabana ink, stamped quickly on scrap paper first and then onto my inside piece of Whisper White.  Don't forget to use the mask technique when adding the leaves!


My last Healing Hugs card is coming soon!  I think it is my favorite of the series so be sure to come back. 

Healing Hugs in Poppy Parade & a Twist

Hi everyone!

Hope you have a good day.  Just a reminder, Stampin' Up! Paper promotion ends today, July 31, 2018.  Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get one for Free.  Here are the collections that are included in the sale:  PAPER PROMOTION

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Here is my next card example using the Healing Hugs Distinktive stamp set.  Did you miss my previous post on this?  Check it out Here and watch the video explaining what a Distinktive is and see my card and 3D project, both featuring the new color Highland Heather.

The below card was done using Poppy Parade, a returning favorite color. 

Here's the Twist!....  Ink up the flower stamp in Poppy Parade, take a sponge dauber, dip in Merry Merlot, and tap the dauber around the edge of the stamp.  You can add some Merry Merlot to the flower center too!  This adds dimension to the flower and was done on the two background flowers.


Hope you enjoyed this card in Poppy Parade.  More samples to come!