Hello and happy Friday, Friends -- Welcome to the last day of Embellishment week here in the CLASSroom! Today I will be showing you a little more about Darcie's Heart & Home Tin Pins:
You may remember this post I did a few weeks ago, where I gave you the Copic marker matches to some of the popular Tin Pins Ellen carries. That is where I showed Copic R22 and R24 match this cute Darcie's Heart & Home Love "Hearts" Tin Pins Frenchie Mustache Heart-man, along with the Copic matches for his Sweetheart! This way, you can color the Love "Hearts" stamped images to closely match the coordinating Tin Pin!
These sweet little 1-inch dimensional tin embellishments give a fun pop and dimension to their coordinating stamp sets, or can be used alone to create quick and easy one-of-a-kind projects! Be sure to check out the previously-mentioned blog post, to see a fun card made using only Tin Pins!
For the background of this card, I chose the fun Taylored Expressions Falling Hearts Cutting Plate. To get started, I die cut Ranger Watercolor Paper, (from left to right below): Taylored Expressions Lollipop, Cherry Pop, and Oreo cardstock with the cutting plate. (I originally chose the watercolor paper because I was going to give the background a light pink watercolor wash, but ended up not doing so. But I still love the texture this paper gives the card!). Be sure to use a Metal Adaptor Plate in your die cutting sandwich to ensure good clean cuts with an intricate background such as this.
Next, I used the curved scalloped edge die from Concord & 9th's Bags & Tags die set to cut the lower edge of the watercolor paper.
For the sentiment, I used the bubble die from Concord & 9th's Bags & Tags die set to die cut Smooth Bristol cardstock, then I used my Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black Marker and Love Letter Marker to ink and stamp the sentiment in two different colors. The Misti allows for repeated stamping of any parts of the words that may not get good coverage using this method of marker inking.
To finish the card, I adhered the die cut background to a beautiful piece of Bazzill Metallic Gold Foil cardstock, using my favorite adhesive for heavy or hard-to-hold surfaces like these: X-Press It Double-Sided High Tack Tape. Next, I picked out some hearts from each of the die cut backgrounds above (pink, red and black) and glued them into place using Matte Multi Medium:
A gold foil die cut heart was added to the sentiment bubble, which was popped up on X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape, and Sakura Clear Glaze Pen was used to cover the "You" in the sentiment, making it shiny!
We hope you've enjoyed this week's focus on embellishments, as they really can push your projects over the edge and make them super special!