There are a couple of items in the new Holiday Catalog that I personally think are extra exquisite.
The first of these items is the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found on page 43. One of the fairly new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, they are capable of a beautiful display of deep deep embossing. The embossing becomes even deeper and more pronounced if you first spritz both sides of the cardstock a bit before adding it to the embossing folder. Spritzing with water helps to break down the fibers in the paper, enabling the deeper embossing.
To make this embossing folder even more wonderful, Stampin' Up! has released what they refer to as Galvanized Metallic Paper, found on the same page as the embossing folder. A quote directly from the description in the catalog states: "Paper finish looks like galvanized metal. Pair it with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for an eye-catching effect." Boy, did they get that prediction correct!
The card below features the two products,
the embossing folder and the galvanized paper,
to yield a truly eye-catching effect.
Don't you agree?
This is one of the cards that my Stamp-In girls created for the September 2018 workshop. I was excited for them to experience this combination. Thus, I designed the card so the embossed area was really the star.
Shown at an angle, the texture is especially apparent:
And a close-up of the embossed galvanized paper:
Isn't it simply gorgeous?
It's even BETTER in real life!
Following is a tutorial on how to re-create this card.
Basic Gray cardstock
Tranquil Tide cardstock
Mango Melody cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Galvanized Metallic Paper (page 43 in the Holiday Catalog)
Basic Gray ink
Falling Flowers stamp set (page 168 of the Annual Catalog)
May Flowers Framelits (page 218 of the Annual Catalog)
Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 43 in the Holiday Catalog)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Basic Gray cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To this card base, adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper.
Run a 3" square piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper through the Big Shot inside the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. Adhere this to a 3 1/4" square of Basic Gray cardstock. Adhere the finished tile flat onto the card with equal margins on the sides and the top.
On a scrap of Mango Melody cardstock, stamp the flower in Basic Gray ink. Also, stamp the leaves in Basic Gray on some Tranquil Tide cardstock. Use the appropriate dies to cut out these two pieces at the Big Shot. You can cut them both at the same time.
Adhere the leaves flat to the bottom of the embossed piece. Follow this with the flower attached with a Stampin' Dimensional.
On a 3/4" x 1 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink. Adhere this flat to the lower right corner of the card.