Monday, 22 February 2010

Not So Heavy Metal

After using some lightweight sticky backed metal in a recent workshop it's really made me want to use it more in my projects. Today I needed to make a birthday card so I thought I'd try making a metal monogram. I used a chipboard alpha as a template and cut out the 'S' in lightweight card and covered in the sticky backed metal. Next I used my swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder to give it a bit of texture and rubbed a bit of black acrylic paint over it to give a bit of an aged look. I mounted it on a large card circle backed with another large pinking circle, both from the nestabilities range.

It was quick and simple to do and ideal when you're stuck for an idea. I think I'll be using it again although I need to invest in some more manly embossing folders, swiss dots was the best I could do although it was better than roses and florals.

It seems I'm not the only one with an interest in metal this week Alana has some lovely cards and ATCs using embossing techniques at The Little Blue Shed she also shares a good tip for squishing bottle caps.

This little square birthday card is sized to fit inside the box that I made to present the minibook I shared in the previous post. Following on with the metal theme I gold embossed the sequin waste stamp, a technique I haven't used in ages. I decorated the lid of the box in a similar way. I then inked the edges of the card with distress inks as well as the stamped image.

Sorry about the poor images I'm still in scanning mode and I have a punch update - it's in bits, Mr Fixer says it's beyond repair. Do I go the expense of buying another or resort to good old scissors in the future?....


Wrightboysmum said...

I vote for replacement. It will be worth it. Fab card. Love the metal work.

Sian said...

What I love about your blog is the variety of show lots of things I've never tried :) And get yourself a new punch, you know you want to!

Alana said...

Really good idea on the metal work, esp like it how you used ink to age it....I'm going to use that one.

Love the stamped image as well, I like the retro look.