Thursday, October 2, 2014

Using ancient embossing powder

Hello!  I hate to throw away things that might be useful.  I've got gold embossing powder from Rubber Stampede.  Have had the stuff for, oh....how long ago was my wedding?  20 years.  Yep, that was when I bought it and handcrafted our Rehearsal Party invitations, gold-embossing an ivy stamp.  Oh, I have newer Stampin' Up! gold EP, too, but I was trying to use up the old stuff first on this card, and I don't recommend it.


Not when it's 20 years old.

It doesn't shine very well, and it's completely flat; no raised, beautiful sentiment here.  In fact, you can barely see it.


At least the pennant I strung across the card has visual interest!



Stamps: Whimsical Banners - Inspired By Stamping; Think Big Favorites #5 - Papertrey Ink Paper: white - PTI; yellow leaf pattern - Carte Postale (?) - SU Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Old Olive - SU Fibers: ivory twine - American Crafts Accessories & Tools: old gold embossing powder - Rubber Stampede; chocolate pearls - Recollections

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think it turned out gorgeous!!

Leslie Miller said...

It shows up in the first photo just fine, and the card is super cute and love the simplicity. I have lots of old embossing powder, too. I didn't know it could go bad. A peron would have to do a lot of embossing to use up a jar.

Lin said...

So NOW you can throw it away, and you still have something pretty to show for it after all these years! Love that leafy background paper and the pearls between your pennant pieces!

Benzi said...

I think it still works ...maybe not like new but the card still looks great. Very pretty creation.

Jennifer said...

Still a gorgeous card Colleen! I'm sure its better in person too.

Charlene said...

Very pretty LOVE the banner :-)

Lisa said...

You've just reminded me that I NEED to toss my older embossing powders and buy some new!! Cute card though Colleen, the sentiment still looks great!

Stella said...

I know we don't want to throw things away but sometimes you have to let go :)
Yes my favorite is your first card; love how that turned out.

I also love the mddern design with the banner; you are fab with so many different styles!
XXX

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