In our last VIP Club for the season, we tried the Tarnished Foil technique. We used this video to learn the technique and then made three cards with a mixture of new and retired products. You will need Silver, Gold, and Copper Foil and Silver, Gold, and Copper Embossing Powders, plus VersaMark and StazOn ink. Beware, you will use a lot of embossing powder! Use a brush or your finger to brush off the extra to give a true tarnished look, not complete coverage.
In the 1st card, we used a retired map embossing folder with Copper Foil. After dry embossing, run your StazOn ink down the foil. Then, since we used Copper foil, you use the other two colors of powder, so Silver and Gold. Do one at a time by rubbing VersaMark over the embossed images, then sprinkling one powder, making sure to brush off randomly for a speckled look. Heat set with your heat tool and then repeat with the StazOn and next powder. The sentiment is from the new Sailing Home bundle coming in June, cut out with the coordinating dies from that bundle.
In the 2nd card, we used the Woodland Textures embossing folder with Silver Foil. The sentiment is from the forthcoming Woven Textures stamp set that I won as a Prize Patrol in Minneapolis. I stamped it with gold ink, but it would look much better gold embossed. Then, I ripped the Sahara Sand cardstock to give it a rustic look and added some 1/4" Copper Trim to complete the look. Remember, since you used Silver Foil, this time you use Gold and Copper Embossing Powders.
In the 3rd card, we used the retired Lovely Lipstick Foil from Sale-A-Bration with the Country Floral Embossing Folder which was also from SAB, but will be back in the Annual Catalog starting in June. The tarnished look was created with Silver and Gold Embossing Powders. The sentiment is from a forthcoming stamp set called To a Wild Rose, die cut out with the new Nested Label dies coming in June, with a strip of Black Shimmer Ribbon.