Embossed Tool Shed Card

Today I’m sharing a card that I made for the Retrosketches Challenge #54.  I used the Tool Shed and Sweet Essentials Stampin’ Up! stamp sets to create a masculine thinking of you card.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Tool Shed

I stamped the Tool Shed image on Crumb Cake card stock with VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set (inking half at a time and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement) on Crumbcake card stock in Chocolate Chip ink and I stamped a part of the Tool Shed image over it in Crumb Cake ink.  I sponged the edges of all of the card stock with Chocolate Chip ink and ran the blade of my scissors along the edges to distress them a bit.

Tool Shed 1

I adhered the Chocolate Chip, Natural Composition Specialty DSP and the Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon to the embossed panel with SNAIL.  Then I adhered the background embossed panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Chocolate Chip card base.

Tool Shed 2

To finish the card front, I layered the sentiment over Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I wrapped Natural Linen Thread through the button holes of the Silver Basics Designer Button, tied it on the back and adhered the button with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tool Shed 3

I added a Crumb Cake panel inside the card.  I inked the Tool Shed image with Crumb Cake, stamped it once on scrap paper, then stamped it again on the Crumb Cake panel.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps: Tool Shed (123688); Sweet Essentials (126455 wood, 126457 clear)

Embellishments:  Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon (129287); Silver Basics Designer Buttons (129325); Natural Linen Thread (104199); Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder (124114)

Ink:  Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (126979); Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (126975); VersaMark Pad (102283)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Chocolate Chip (102128) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 4″ panel, 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ rectangle; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1-1/8″x 1-5/8″ rectangle; Natural Composition Speciality Designer Series Paper (126917) – 1-5/8″ x 4″ panel

Tools:  Heat Tool (129053)

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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6 thoughts on “Embossed Tool Shed Card

  1. You did a fabulous job, Amy!! Love your attention to detail in the layout of the tools, to antiquing it….great choice of paper and color! TFS!

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