Big On Birthdays Impressions of Tarnished Foil CASE

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Have you seen Melissa Kerman's Impressions of Tarnished Foil technique?  It's so much fun!  I CASEd her card from my Too Cool Team's masculine card shoebox swap last Monday and everyone loved it!  Check out the details below!


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CASEd from Melissa Kerman at The Crafting Treehouse.

Big On Birthdays Impressions of Tarnished Foil Cards

I couldn't resist CASEing a card by Melissa Kerman for our team masculine card swap!  When I saw her card earlier this year, her technique reminded me of my Faux Patina technique, only with Silver Foil and a lot less sponging!  They are both fun techniques that create a Too Cool background with lots of textures and patterns!  Love, love, LOVE!

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Background Basics—Speaking of cool patterns, I love the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper patterns, especially this dark grey with a textured concrete pattern.  I cut it to 5-1/4" x 4" and layered it onto a Basic Black card base.

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Impressions of Tarnished Foil—To achieve this look, I started with a 2" x 4" piece of Silver Foil, then rubbed my soon-to-retire Jet Black Staz-On ink pad over the top, direct-to-paper, to create some black streaking.  Next, I ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic Texture Impressions Folder.  I used a sponge to randomly add VersaMark Ink over the top, dabbing in about 5 places, then embossing those areas with Gold Embossing Powder.  I repeated the process a second time using Copper Embossing Powder.  Then, to bring out the textures and give it a richer look, I rubbed on a little more Staz-On ink over the top. 

See Melissa Kerman's helpful tutorial: Impressions of Tarnished Foil.

I adhered the textured layer to the card front using a couple strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive and SNAIL.

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Embossed Sentiment—I stamped the Big on Birthdays greeting in VersaMark onto a 3-3/4" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic Grey card stock, then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  It's layered onto a 4" x 2" piece of Silver Foil, then popped up with Dimensionals.  I added a couple Rhinestone Jewels, too. 

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Two Cool—I did a second version using the flipside of the Urban Underground DSP.  The tarnished foil was created the same way.

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Sweet Sentiment—I embossed the greeting in Gold this time to pick up the Delightful Dijon patterns in the paper.  Very nice!


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