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Friday, March 1, 2013

Olde Tyme Faire

Don't you just love FREE things? I have been having the most fun creating things with all my FREE stuff from the Sale-A-Bration brochure:) I'm still at it too!  I have a few more ideas I want to create, then I'll move on to some things from the Spring and regular catalogs.

I tried something new with these two cards. I wanted to change the look of the safety pin and Builder Brad to match the vintage feel of the cards. So I tried embossing them and it worked! I know this is not an original idea, I'm not claiming to invent anything here lol! I had some old embossing powder that is called "Bronze Patina." It was made by a company that mixed their own recipes of embossing powders to make unusual mixes. They have long since gone out of business, but we can follow their lead by making our own custom mixes of embossing powders. Since I tried it first with Versamark ink and the old embossing powder and discovered that it worked, I played with some of the colors that Stampin' Up! has to try and replicate that bronze patina look. I used Tempting Turquoise, Gold and Early Espresso. If you try this, be sure to use tweezers to handle the metal you are embossing, cause it sure gets hot! Yeah, I know that from personal experience (rolls eyes). Also, I embossed the tweezers, but I managed to rub it all off. Just think, you could use any color or mix of colors and make the Builder Brands any color you like! Wild Wasabi for St. Patrick's Day, Melon Mambo for Easter...
I have to share with  you something I'm very excited about. I have an appointment with my minister on Monday to discuss forming a card making group. I know that ministers/churches send out a lot of cards, get well, sympathy and to shut-ins. Our church also has an annual fund-raiser called The Apple Fest and we have a Relay For Life Team. I'm thinking that cards could be made and sold for both events. I'm sure Rev. Howle will have some other ideas too. I'm excited to be doing something so useful with the cards I make and have a chance to share stamping with new friends:) I sure hope it works out - that there are enough people in the congregation who are interested.

Project Details
Stamps
That’s The Ticket and Feeling Sentimental, Fall Foliage, Madison Avenue
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink
Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Designer Builder Brads
Tools
Ticket Builder and 1 ¼” Circle Punches, Labels Collection Framelits



Project Details
Stamps
That’s The Ticket and Feeling Sentimental, Fall Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Print Poetry designer series paper stack
Ink
Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse
Accessories
Designer Builder Brads
Tools
Ticket Builder, Modern Label, Word Window and 1 ¼” Circle Punches, Labels Collection Framelits



2 comments:

  1. What a great embellishment you embossed. Great idea. The cards are terrific too!!

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  2. Just gorgeous! I think the red and brown is my favorite. The colors are so rich!

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