Monday, September 03, 2012

Metallic Masculine Cards

Got any spare roof flashing? Got a Big Shot and a rugged embossing folder? Then you can make Metallic Masculine Cards!

The is one of the two cards we made at the last Stampin' Up! class I ran in August. The technique can be used for many other types of cards and will take the most delicate of embossing designs as well. All you do is cut a piece of thin metal (such as roof flashing) and place it in your embossing folder as though it were just cardstock, then run  your 'sandwich' through the Big Shot.

Be careful of any sharp edges or corners on your embossed metal sheet. I like to blunt the corners of my metal sheets a little with my craft scissors. The metal will tend to curve a bit as well. I always place the metal on the card with the arched back up, then flatten it down so the edges and corners bed down nicely on the card.

Just use ordinary two-way glue pen to adhere it to your cardstock.

Supplies (all from Stampin' Up! except the roof flashing. That was form Bunnings.):

Cardstock and Ink colours: Gumball Green , Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, retired Stampin' Around Wheel whose name escapes me
Embossing folder: Houndstooth
Notions: Neutrals buttons, Linen thread, Glue dots, Two Way Glue Pen

1 comment:

Carla Murphy said...

Genius! Perfect masculine card. Love the design of the embossing too - so clever!!