More Metal

November 26th, 2007

I’ve been playing with some more of those metal sheets I got from my friend Sencie.  On this first card I ran it through the Cuttlebug and then rubbed an Olive Stazon pad over it.  The ink kind of strayed a bit…it actually looks messier in the photo than IRL.  I think because of the shininess of the metal in person the stray ink isn’t as obvious.  This is a super simple card, but I liked the unusual color combo of Cameo Coral and Old Olive for a Christmas card.  I had some olive twill in my stash and also some coral grosgrain.  Image is from the SU set Merry & Bright.  You know the Holiday Mini is only good through Friday. If you haven’t ordered this set you really need to.  I can’t believe how much I’ve used this little set!


This next card took me almost a week to complete.  I had an idea in my head, and I got the card partially done, but just couldn’t get it right.  I almost scrapped it entirely, but ended up coming back to it after several days and now I really like it.  The igloo is from Whipper Snapper and the little penguin is from Savvy Stamps.


Card base is Blue Bayou layered with Soft Sky.  I lined the edges of the Soft Sky piece with Scotch double stick tape and covered that with  Ultra Fine Pastel Blue Glitter and then attached the embossed metal sheet.  The igloo was stamped on shimmer white cardstock and cut out and attached to a piece of Blue Bayou.  A little watercolor shading, markers for the lights and stickles for the snow were added.  The penguin was punched with a circle punch and then covered with an A Muse scallop circle sticker and then pastel blue glitter was applied where the scallops hung over the image.  It gives a really cool icy effect!  The penguin piece is mounted with double thick foam tape.  Some photo corners with faux stitching along with some silver and blue ribbon are the finishing touches. 

If you want to give a little special touch to a card try using double stick tape around the edges like I did here and covering with a colored glitter or even just Dazzling Diamonds.  You can also create cool stripes of glitter.  The MORE sparkle the better baby!!!

If you’d like to get some of the metal sheeting to play with go see Sencie here.  Not only can you emboss it with the Cuttlebug, but you can color it with Stazon or with alcohol inks or paint it with dabbers.  You can also cut out shapes with the Cuttlebug – Sencie has a sample on her blog of letters cut out of the metal.  It’s very thin and easy to work with.  Try it out!

Don’t forget the SU Paper Party Special (buy 3 packs of designer paper and get 1 free) ends this Friday – don’t miss out.  Contact your Demonstrator today!  And have you seen the new special?  Might as well put everything on one order this week.  *wink*

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m off to cozy up on the couch and watch the finale of Dancing With the Stars on dvr.  It’s just about my favorite show ever!  🙂

4 Responses to “More Metal”

  1. Sencie Says:

    Jami, both these cards are terrific, but I especially love the 2nd one!! That igloo is so cute!! And the embossed metal looks wonderful with those colors!! Your double ribbon, your coloring, and the glitter around the edge of the card are all wonderful!!! : )

  2. Debra Says:

    Very cool! I LOVE the metal. And it is so easy to work with and FUN!!!!

  3. Erin K Says:

    I think they look really cool. 🙂 No worries about the strayed ink on the green (which I think is my favorite) it’s still totally cool. 🙂

  4. debby Says:

    What cool cards! I like the both but the second one is my favourite…the snowflakes look great on the metal sheet and I love love love the igloo!

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