We’re so excited that Craft Test Dummies reviewed our Vintage Embossing Tinsels today. You can read the review HERE.
Ever since Fran developed our three Vintage Embossing Tinsels for the Fran•táge line of Essentials in time for our July catalog we have been loving these three products. We’re finding the Mahogany to be especially good for fine line embossing with just a touch of bling. It’s just glorious.
Here are the three products:
Here are samples of them heated:
We heated them on Kraft card stock (we like Neenah’s Desert Storm), and we sprinkled a bit off to the side so you can see this fun technique. We love to sprinkle all of our Fran•táge Embossing Powders and then heat from underneath to add texture, depth and interest to a project. Our Design Team loves these powders, too. Here are some great projects we’ve made with them.
In this fantastic project our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons, has used the Vintage Plum Embossing Tinsel on pink card stock with our Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking stamp set to create a fun gift card holder. The Vintage Olive Tinsel was used on olive card stock to create the leaves in the background. What a sparkly way to present a simple gift. Debi also used our Crystal Glitter Mix from our Treasures Glitter Kit on the stocking trim and the leaves.
Finally, as Fran has been continuing to develop the Fran•táge line of images, products and techniques, she’s been working on her Encrusted Jewel Technique. She has just fallen in love with the way the Vintage Mahogany Tinsel works for fine line images like our Magical Snowman. You can see that here, plus a bonus sample using our fantastic Eiffel Noel stamp. You’ll notice how the encrusted micas, glitters, etc set off the simplicity of the design in the clear, crisp Mahogany.
Look closely at that card, you’ll see that Fran used the VersaMarker Pen by Tsukineko to color in the leaves and poinsettia on our Eiffel Noel card then filled them in by embossing with the Vintage Plum and Vintage Olive Tinsels. WOW!!
Wanna try them? I’m going to send a set of all three tinsels to some lucky commenters on this post – the catch? You have to be a subscriber to our blog to win! Subscribing is easy – go to the very top of our blog page and click on the word Subscribe. Commenting is easy, too, just click on the title of this post (it should be blue and starts with Product Focus) that will take you to the “actual” post on the internet. Then scroll all the way to the bottom and type your comment in the box. While you’re there, we’d love it if you’d hit one of those Share buttons on the way by, like for Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Good luck – subscribe and comment and you’re on your way to embossing with bling!! I’ll give away two sets of three tinsels!