Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and embossing/impressing into something other than paper.
My youngest son Colin works at a local hardware store, Nuts and Bolts. I grew up in a hardware store. My parents owned a Western Auto when I was in High School. I LOVE hardware stores. Cool stuff! Not as cool as a card making store, but pretty darn cool.
Since Colin is an employee, we get a discount. I bought a small roll of Aluminum tape. It wasn't very expensive anyway and the extra discount just gives me more $$ for the 15th ;)
I am BUSY making Graduation cards. This is my second post of the day. I had already posted some Graduation cards. Today when I went to Curves (where I exercise AND sell my things) almost all of those cards were sold! YEAH! Since there is still a couple of weeks left in the season I needed to make more so I used this MIM to accomplish both more product and try a new technique!
FUN. FUN technique! Could not be easier. The tape embossed like a champ. VERY crisp, VERY clear!
For cards like this I still make 5x7. I know, I know! I am stuck in the past. I just like a bigger card for an occasion card. Note cards & Thank You notes are perfect as A2's but a Graduation card ~ it needs to be bigger ~ that is just me. I also like my cards to all be made on white card stock. I know, that is weird too!
I used the large dotted paper from the True Black pattern pack, Smokey Shadow and True Black card stock. I used all 3 sizes of Mat Stack 3, For the Graduate and Big Ticket Basics. Also a Mortar Board Sizzlet die. I embossed my tape with Background Basics: Diamonds Impression Plate. I LOVE the shine and texture. I of COURSE didn't like the seam so I used the Super Star Borders Die and cut True Black card stock. More interest and texture and NO SEAM!
I will be doing this again. I LOVE it. I have some alcohol ink I have never opened so I might even try to color it! FUN!!!
You know I was telling someone the other day I never sign-up for all of the on-line classes that are always being held. We get the BEST ones at PTI, for FREE!!!
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