Technique Thursday – TIEF Stamping

By | April 9, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Guru

I have a fun technique to show you today!  But before I get to it, I want to announce some exciting news for my Paper Pumpkin customers!  This week, I was invited to joint the Paper Pumpkin Gurus.  This is a group of highly creative and artistic demonstrators that coordinate alternative projects for Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, each designer submits one design, along with detailed instructions on how to recreate that design.  All the designs are pulled together into one document, which is available to distribute to each of our Paper Pumpkin customers.  So, what that means is starting next month, I will have this wonderful document to share with all my Paper Pumpkin customers!  All the designs are exclusive and cannot be found on blogs or social media.  The best thing is that it’s FREE.  If you are one of my active Paper Pumpkin customers, you’ll automatically start receiving the Paper Pumpkin Guru alternative design share each month!  I’m so happy and excited to be able to share this with my customers.

Sound like fun?  If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month (that’s tomorrow!), you’ll receive the April Paper Pumpkin kit and the design share document discussed above!  Go to to sign up.

Technique Thursday

My featured technique today is stamping with a textured impression embossing folder (TIEF).  I’ve shown this technique before, but today it’s with a little twist, because it’s with different colors.  I saw this idea on the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website and had to try it for myself.

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I made this card for my daughter.  She had her 11th grade exhibition yesterday.  Exhibitions are a big deal at her school.  They occur every year starting in 6th grade, and they’re always a different theme.  The 11th grade exhibition was a big science experiment, but the best thing (according to her) is that this was the last exhibition she has to do, because there isn’t one in Senior Year (only a Senior Project.)  Anyway, I could tell that she was a little worried this year.  She’s just recovering from pneumonia, and she had to really force herself to work on the Power Point presentation when she was really, really sick.  I felt so bad for her.

I knew she would pass, so I wanted to make this card to tell her that we’re proud of her.  (She did end up passing, and with flying colors!)

I used the Polka Dot TIEF for this technique.  I used a Sponge Daubers to add Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantaloupe ink to the raised dots on the TIEF.


I carefully laid the paper on top of the dots, closed the TIEF, and rubbed the top of the TIEF with a Bone Folder.


Here’s what my paper looked like.  It’s subtle, but very different looking.  There is even a little reverse embossing from the pressure of the Bone Folder.


I trimmed the stamped paper and rounded the corners to use as a background piece on my card.

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I love combining these bright 2013-2015 In-Colors with black and white.  I’m going to miss these colors in a few months when they’re gone!  This paper is part of the Stacked With Love Designer Paper Stack.  It’s a great paper stack, because one side of all the papers is black and white.

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I used the Hello You Thinlits for the the “you” and the Crazy About You stamp set for the “ROCK.”  These two coordinating items are sold in a bundle for 15% off.  Then, I used a Word Bubble Framelit to cut out the “ROCK” from Chalkboard Paper.

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The bright colors, word bubble, tape and staples all add to the youthful theme of this card.

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Supplies used on my card:

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Have fun trying this technique on your cards!

Tami Hewlett

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