If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that just recently I’ve been experimenting with breaking a few rules. I’ve decided that in papercrafting rule-breaking can lead to some very interesting results. So today it’s the turn of the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It’s true that to get the best results you need to spritz the card with water before running it through the Big Shot. But as this project shows, interesting things can happen when you don’t.
TIN TILE TEXTURE
This project all started with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. I loved this design the minute I saw it, but for some reason haven’t used it much. Today was the day to change that.
One of the ‘problems’ with Dynamic Embossing Folders is that the embossing is so deep that the card fibres can break instead of stretch. That’s why you need to soften them by dampening the card with clean water. Today though I decided to use this cracking as part of my project design, and I knew the the perfect cardstock to use.
I pulled out a small cardbase from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. Then I cut the card in half along the pre-scored line and set one half aside for another project.
The cards in the pack are Night of Navy on the outside but are white on the inside. So I placed the cut piece inside the Tin Tile Embossing Folder with the blue side facing the Stampin’ Up! logo. Then I put the embossing folder directly onto the multipurpose platform with a cutting pad on top and ran it forwards and backwards through the Big Shot.
As I’d hoped, the embossing folder caused the surface of the card to crack in places. But with this particular card it also made the white core show through giving it a cool distressed look.
With the card done, I wrapped some Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon around the layer and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I took a short piece of the same ribbon and tied it around the first piece in a simple knot.
BLUE AND WHITE LAYERS
Assembling the project was a matter of layers.
First I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the embossed layer to a piece of Coastal Cabana Card. This was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
After that I stamped ‘thanks for your friendship’ from the free Home To Roost Stamp Set onto Thick Whisper White Card using Night of Navy ink.
BIG (SHOT) FINISH
With my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment using the ‘A’ die (almost square) from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Then I fixed this to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Then I went back to the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, this time using a Stampin’ Spritzer to prevent cracking.
First I embossed a strip down the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this layer inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I embossed a strip along the bottom edge of a Whisper White Medium Envelope, and my Tin Tile project was complete.
You’ll find some other projects I designed using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder in these earlier blog posts.
The Home To Roost Stamp Set used today is one of the free products available from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Sale-A-Bration products cannot be purchased, but are available free with a qualifying order. For every $60 of Stampin’ Up! products you order (before shipping and taxes) you can select a an exclusive Sale-A-Bration product for free. There are a couple of higher value items (Framelits Dies and larger stamp set) that require a $120 purchase but these are clearly marked.
Sadly the Organdy Ribbon Pack is currently out of stock and cannot be selected, but it is hoped that more stocks will be made available in early March. The Foil Sheets and Precious Parcel Card Kit are also running low and will likely run out before the end of the promotion. To make up for this however, Stampin’ Up! are adding some new exclusive items to your free choices on February 15th, so do watch out for that in my blog on Friday.