Once again this morning’s project uses a couple of retiring products. My plan was to create an elegant card in shades of brown to show off the copper embossed sentiment. I think I succeeded.
This project began with the large perfume bottles image from the retiring Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set. Using Sahara Sand ink I first stamped it into a piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I decided that the image would be my coordinating feature so I stamped it across the bottom left corner of another layer of Very Vanilla Card. Finally I stamped it across the bottom left corner of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
With the main stamping done I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease using a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the Very Vanilla layer with the partial image on the inside.
Next on the front of the card I used liquid glue to attach a strip of Copper Foil Sheet. In no time at all I was ready to complete the focal point for the card.
I wiped the piece with the complete perfume bottles image with a retiring Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I stamped the sentiment overlapping the bottles with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled the sticky ink with retiring Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing a few stray specks, I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the card I mounted the stamped and embossed piece onto some Early Espresso Card with liquid glue. Then I added the assembled layers to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
I set out to create an elegant card and I think I succeeded. The stamping and layering is simple, but the copper embossing really adds a wow factor. I will certainly miss seeing copper embossing powder in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – To summarise, today’s retiring products are: Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy and the Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set. The embossing powder and Embossing Buddy are only available while stocks last, while the stamp set is guaranteed to be available until May 22nd.