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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Tarnished Foil Technique

I saw this "Tarnished Foil" technique and had to give it a try. I found a card on Pinterest showing the beautiful image and I wondered how the background was done and what it was called. You can see that card I found here. And P.S., I didn't copy that card, I created my own. Mostly because the images used in the linked card are retired. 

There's several steps to creating this technique.  First I took a piece of the silver foil card stock. I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I should not have cut it at all.  That way you can trim up the edges nicer. 

Next I ran it through the Big Shot using the wood grain embossing folder.

Then you take your StazOn black pad and run it over the surface. I did press harder on the wider areas of the embossed piece.  Then you take your embossing buddy and wipe it over the whole card.

Next you take your Versa Mark pad and tap it all over the place.  I think it would look better if you swirled it instead of tapped it, then you don't get those sharp corner edges from the pad.  Now sprinkle it with silver embossing powder and heat it up.

Take your StazOn pad and go over it again, followed by the stamping buddy.  Then you take the Versa Mark pad again and tap around the front.  This time you will be adding copper embossing powder.  I had to take my fingers and rub some off where it was looking like there were sharp corners.  You can rub off as little or as much as you want.  Then use your embossing heat tool and melt the powder.  I found the copper to be thicker than the silver, so I stopped and brushed off more of the powder before I continued.  And your final step is to go over the top with the black StazOn again.  And you are done. It's not hard to do, just a lot of steps to get there!

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Cajun Craze.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the finished Silver Foil card stock.  I taped the foil piece to the black and I added the black glitter ribbon. Then I wrapped and tied the copper thread. I ran the thread around the card about 6 or 7 times and tied it in a knot on the front.

I decided to use the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped the car and words using Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I die cut them with the oval Framelits.  And I die cut scalloped ovals for the layer.  I set those in place using Dimensionals and my card was done!!!  I LOVE the look of this technique and it is SO much prettier in person.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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