Saturday, September 15, 2012

Metal Sheet Embossing

Over at Unstampabelles it is time for the Design Teams half way inspiration post.
When I was first looking for embossing inspiration through Goolge I saw a photo where someone was using chipboard lettering and embossing by hand.  I thought I would give that idea a go with my Cuttlebug.

So to create the birthday embossed section of this card I arranged chipboard letters on my Cuttlebug 'B' plate then covered with the layer of green craft foil (metal sheeting), then my tan embossing mat, next the 'C' plate.  Ran it through the Cuttlebug and then sanded the embossed letters with an emery board. 

To put the card together I started with a pre-scored white A6 card.  Added a layer of KaiserCraft - Lone Ranger design paper.  Added the embossed metal sheeting and wrapped this with some mending yarn I found in my collection.  I added letter beads to spell out the word 'happy' to the tear bear embellishment.  Let you in on a secret.  I made this little bear and a couple of others that are now available at Blue Edge Crafts as cut out sheets, check them out here.  That was all to my card but I knew it needed more.  Then I remembered reading in JanR's post that 'hexagons' are in.  So I dug out my Spellbinder Hexagon dies and tried to make some bolt heads for the card.

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  1. Great lettering technique! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. Brilliant. Love how you have pulled it altogether. Hugs mrs a.

  3. What a great effect with the chipboard - uhm ideas are forming...
    Great card and I love the nuts.

  4. that teddy is so cute and wonderful textures, too. lovely card! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

  5. How creative is that to do all that you did. Such a cool card.

    Thanks for all the lovely comments you left... brought a smile to my face.


  6. Gorgeous card Merry, I like the embossed metal panel, I really need to try to make one too.


  7. Excellent technique Merry and such a cute card .

  8. Great idea to use the embossingfolder!

    Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.

    Hugs Ivi

  9. I love it Merry and the metal embossing looks superb, you've made me want to go and get my metal out :D, haven't done anything with it for a while. Have a good week. Hugs, Chris x

  10. Very fun and adorable card!!
    Love the way you used the letters.
    I love using metal and I need to use it more often.
    Have a wonderful week!!

  11. What a clever technique!
    Alicia xx


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