It won’t be long before the Stampin’ Up! 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue comes to an end. I really don’t mind as the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue is bound to be full of amazing new things. But it does mean I also have to accept the inevitable list of products that are to be retired. So now I’ve started looking at what I think could be on that dreaded list. Embossing folders tend to be culled quite drastically every year, and Tin Tile could be one whose days are numbered…
TIN TILE 3D TEXTURE
This project all began when I was looking through scraps from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Like most DSP packs, this one is very unlikely to be carried over into the new catalogue. Today I found a Basic Gray design that had a subtle variation in the printing. It would make a great background, but with a little tweaking it could become an amazing focal point.
I knew I wanted to emboss the paper but wasn’t sure which design to choose. Then I found the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I’m ashamed to say that I love the design, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve used it. Today I would remedy that.
I trimmed the paper to 5-1/2″ (it was already 2-11/16″ wide) and placed it inside the embossing folder. Then I ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. As always, the deep embossing never fails to impress, but still it wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
So to add some extra dimension I took a Sponge Dauber and lightly added Basic Gray ink over the raised surface. The Sponge Dauber was able to just pick up the top of the embossing, leaving the indented sections uninked. This made a huge difference and I was ready to move on with my design.
Before leaving the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder I decided to use it to decorate the inside of my card. So I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the DSP and embossed that too. Then I added the Basic Gray ink over the top, just like I’d done on the first piece.
With the most complicated part done I was ready to start on the card layout.
SIMPLE CARD LAYOUT
I love combining grey and pink and so chose product that will definitely be retired by May 3rd, Rococo Rose Card. Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To line the inside of the card base I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the smaller embossed strip of DSP along the bottom edge.
To add more contrast I decided on Merry Merlot Card as my accent. I cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip and glued that up against the edge of the DSP, before fixing the layer inside the card base.
Next I cut a 2-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Merry Merlot Card to go under the larger embossed piece of DSP. Once again using liquid glue I fixed the DSP onto the card, before mounting the assembled layers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment I chose “Always thinking of you” from the Very Versailles Stamp Set. This set has been around for a while so I suspect it too could be retiring this year.
Using Merry Merlot ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 9/16″ x 3-9/16″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto a 3/4″ x 3-5/8″ strip of Merry Merlot Card. After attaching the sentiment onto the main Tin Tile embossed layer, my card front was complete.
That just left the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope to decorate, and I did this really simply with a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP. This time I decided not to emboss it but simply fixed the DSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess DSP using the edge of the flap as a guide. With that my project was complete.
I really love the design of the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. It adds a lot of interest to my project but without detracting from the sentiment. What do you think?