Today I’m continuing my Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue sneak peeks with a really simple project. I’ve chosen to showcase the new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder because it’s simply gorgeous. The 6″ x 6″ embossing folder looks just like those retro ceilings that seem to be back in fashion. There’s an amazing amount of detail in the design, and it looks good on foil and card.
The tiled layout was perfect for the Less Is More challenge 378 (Sketch 24) and this was my initial inspiration.
TIN TILE IN COPPER
I began with a 3″ x 3″ piece of Copper Foil Sheet placed inside the Tin Tile embossing folder. I wanted to emboss 4 complete ’tiles’ so having put the foil in the folder, I held it in place with washi tape.
As it’s one of Stampin’ Up!’s Dynamic embossing folders I needed to use a different ‘sandwich on my Big Shot. The layers were: multipurpose platform with all tabs open, embossing folder with foil sheet, then a cutting plate. I ran the folder through the Big Shot hinge first, and then ran it back again. The result was the most beautiful patterned foil in a 2×2 square layout.
DESIGN DICTATED SENTIMENT
Unusually for me, I started this project with no idea what occasion or theme it would follow. I was being led entirely by the tin tiles and the challenge sketch. So when it came to the sentiment I went looking for a particular shape rather than one with specific words.
Looking at the sketch I needed a reasonably long sentiment on a single line, in a simple font. I found exactly what I wanted in the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, a nice thank you sentiment.
Taking a narrow strip of Very Vanilla Card I wiped the surface with an Embossing Buddy. This removes any oils and static and makes the finished embossing neater. Then I stamped the ‘To thank you for all you do’ sentiment on the strip using VersaMark Ink. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Copper Embossing Powder, and tapped off the excess. I checked the image for stray specks of powder and carefully removed the few I found. Finally I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
SIMPLE DESIGN SIMPLE ASSEMBLY
For my card base I decided to use Thick Very Vanilla Card. I cut and scored it using my Stampin’ Trimmer then folded it along the scored line. Once I’d sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder, I attached the copper foil with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
To finish the front, the sentiment was attached across the centre of the copper foil piece using liquid glue.
This card was all about the Tin Tile embossing and I decided to focus on that for my project coordination.
Taking a layer of Very Vanilla Card I spritzed it lightly with clean water. Then I put the card inside the folder so that it stopped at the end of the first complete tile. Next, to stop it moving, I held the card in place with a little washi tape. Finally I embossed the card using the same Big Shot sandwich as before, rolling it forward and backward though the machine.
Embossing done, I set the Very Vanilla layer aside to dry while I created a coordinating envelope.
Using the same partial embossing technique, I embossed just the bottom section of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. One full row of tiles, matching the Very Vanilla layer.
Then to complete the project I fixed the dry Very Vanilla layer inside the card base with liquid glue.
I really love how this project turned out. The Tin Tile embossing folder is gorgeous and has lots of intricate detail. With a simple embossed sentiment it really doesn’t need a whole lot else to wow.
You can see projects created using some of the other Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Stampin’ Up! in these earlier blog posts:
Here’s the logo for the Less Is More challenge 378 Sketch 24 that inspired me to design today’s project.
Although I used one single piece of copper foil, the four ‘tin tiles’ mimic the squares shown in the sketch.
The long simple sentiment runs across the centre of the two rows of ’tiles’, with no other distractions.