Yesterday I received a parcel of goodies from Stampin’ Up! and I couldn’t wait to get them unpacked. It was mostly new Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers plus a few packs of cardstock. But amongst them were a couple of stamp sets along with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. As soon as it was unpacked I had to experiment and created a vintage-style bookmark. But while looking for an ‘old’ book for the photo I was delighted and amazed to discover one containing a family inscription dated 1925!
I began my bookmark by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I opened up the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder and placed the side with the Stampin’ Up! logo on the desk. Next I opened up a Crumb Cake ink pad and dragged the foam pad over the open embossing folder. With that done I flipped the embossing folder over so the uninked side now rested on my desk. I placed the card strip into the embossing folder onto this uninked side before carefully closing the inked side on top. Finally I ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine to emboss the card and transfer the ink.
While I was happy with the effect so far it was hardly ‘antique’ so I pulled out my Sponge Daubers. First I added some light patches of Wild Wheat and Cherry Cobbler ink over the surface of the card. Then I gently went over the whole thing with a Sponge Dauber and Old Espresso ink. That was so much better and really brought out the distressed tile detail.
It was then that I had an idea to add some small patches of Gilded Leafing. The snag was that I would need to use glue but without leaving any sticky areas. So instead of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I squeezed some glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen onto a Silicone Craft Sheet. Next I used my finger to spread the glue over the sheet into a thin layer before pressing various parts of the card strip on top. Then I pressed some Gilded Leafing onto the glued areas of the card. Finally after waiting a minute I used my fingers to rub off the excess Gilded Leafing
With that done I cut a 2-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card and mounted the embossed strip on top using liquid glue. Then I added a hole at the top using the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch. To finish, I threaded 8″ of 3/8″ Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin Edged Ribbon through the slot and tied it in a simple knot.