And guess, what?? It works!
I used my embossing buddy liberally all over the tin first, and then stamped flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in Versamark. The tin is quite a slippery surface, so be careful not to smudge the stamp. Then sprinkle with silver embossing powder. You may need to use a small brush to get rid of any stray bits of powder. Then heat with your heat tool. The tin gets quite hot, so don't burn yourself and allow the powder to set for a bit longer than normal. Because the tin stays hot, the powder will stay molten longer than normal. Actually, I added the DSP (from Bella Rose) to mine because there is smudged embossing under there! (sshhhhh!). I stuck it on with tombow glue, and the ribbon and tag just slide on and off so the tin can be opened.
The tin I used is one that you get with the Flower Fusion Felt flowers. I've been going through a ton of the flowers, making cards like this:
I made another discovery...thanks to Lisa Spangler this time, for showing us how to get rid of the grey gloom. I only have a very basic point and press camera, with no white balance settings or anything, so often my photos come out very gloomy indeed. This is what my pic looked like before I GIMP'd it using Lisa's tutorial:
Just a simple one, using the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP, Flower Fusion and Rhinestone brads.
What a difference, huh? It makes me want to go back and GIMP all my photos (but that would take waaay too long!)
Thanks for all your great ongoing creativity and sharing Marelle. These are fantastic! You continue to inspire me. Chris xxReplyDelete
Thanks for the part about the white balance of photos. I take so many photos to try and get the right 'brightness' to the picture and always fail. Now I will be able to just edit it. Thank youReplyDelete
I am in love with this card! I love the different way of stamping the leafy image. TFS!ReplyDelete
Marelle, that tin looks just gorgeous! Think I'll be having a go at that later today. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!ReplyDelete
And yes, Lisa tut is fantastic isn't it! Such a simple thing to do that really improves pictures
LOVE your 2 new discoveries - thanks for sharing, Marelle! The tin looks great; who knew the embossing would work??! As a result of your bravery, we all benefit - I'll be sure to try that one out. Thanks for the inspiration. Really lovely work.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet card, Marelle! Simple but stunning! And ... the tin is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Andrea xxxReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing Marelle - your embossed tin is gorgeous & I love the de-graying tutorial :-)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card, Marelle!ReplyDelete
The tin is gorgeous, Marelle! You have totally inspired my with that one. love the simplicity of the card too!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the great idea - I have been giving my tins away as they take up too much space but now I will be able to create gorgeous gift boxes with them :)ReplyDelete
These 2 are just beautiful. The embossing on the tin has sych a great effect, I just want to run my hand over it. Love the card too, must add this stamp set to my list.ReplyDelete
You are such an inspiration Marelle. So many fab ideas, and such amazing cards. Thanks for so liberally sharing your talent. I always leave here feeling happy and inspired.ReplyDelete
thanks for the great info on fixing up photos. I love your blog and I have just nominated your blog for an award, so please pop on over to mine when you have time to pick it up, then you can post it here for all to see.
The tin is so cool! Love this idea.ReplyDelete
Both tin and card are just gorgeous Marelle. TFS how you can emboss on tin - I will have to try this one soon.ReplyDelete
Hi Marelle. I love what you've done with the felt flowers, and the embossing on the tin too. Both such simple ideas but both very striking! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the tin, and the card, I've just started playing with that stamp set and have only just started embossing for the first time. Might have to try this one day, might need to buy a heat tool I dont think the toaster will work for this one. :)ReplyDelete
love this card, simple but so pretty. Love what you did with the ribbon. This will be on my inspiration blog post. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete