SAF 2017 Guest: Laurie Schmidlin

By August 27, 2017Stamp-a-faire


Just wait until you see what Laurie Schmidlin has in store for you next!

"Hey everyone!  Are you enjoying all of the amazing challenges so far? Are you ready for another one?  My Anniversary material is Aluminum +Tin!  Adding metals to cards is so trendy right now and with the technique I will be sharing it couldnt be easier!  I am showing how to create the Tarnished Foil technique.  This is a perfect technique for creating cards for the upcoming Fall season, but is versatile enough to use anytime!  With all of the supplies being readily available, its something that everyone can do!  Im so very excited to be hosting this challenge and cannot wait to see what you all create!"


  1. Trim A2 card base from Kraft cardstock.  Trim smaller kraft panel and sponge with Kraft ink using Dots stencil.
  2. Trim kraft layer measuring 4” wide by 3” tall.  Sponge all kraft layers with gold ink.
  3. Wipe black permanent ink onto tin sheet.  Emboss with Woodgrain Stencil.
  4. Apply Versamark ink in small patches on tin sheet and add copper embossing powder.  Heat set.
  5. Repeat above step using gold embossing powder.
  6. Rub permanent black ink over gold and copper embossing to achieve tarnished look.  Trim to 4” wide by 2 ¾” tall.  Adhere to smaller kraft layer.
  7. Die cut leaves and sentiment.
  8. Add gold embossing powder to lower portion of sentiment die cut.
  9. Adhere tin layer to kraft background using dimensional foam.  Adhere to card base.
  10. Adhere leaves and sentiment to tin layer.  Glue on twine bow.



  • INK: Kraft, Versamark, Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) or Jet Black StazOn in (Tsukineko), Delicata Gold
  • PAPER: Kraft, True Black, Honey Nut, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel
  • DIES: Leaf Silhouettes, Counting My Blessings
  • OTHER: Woodgrain Stencil, Stencil Basics: Dots, Copper Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Tin Crafting Sheets (or Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil), Black twine


  • Now it's your turn!  Create a project featuring some form of the tarnished foil technique.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Laurie above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery, Instagram or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
  • You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.


  • As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 
  • One randomly selected winners will be chosen from all of the InLinkz entries on this post on Thursday, August 31st. The winner will be posted on our Thursday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET.  The randomly selected winner will get a $20 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments of this post on Thursday as well. You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st to add your comment and be eligible to win. The randomly selected winner will get a $10 PTI gift certificate.

I love the results that Laurie was able achieve with this technique. And to think it is just ordinary supplies from around the house! How do you think you might apply this technique to a project? Are there some other products you want to pair up with it?  We look forward to seeing your projects!

Nichole Heady

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