Monday, January 26, 2009

'Metal' ATC's

These three ATC's have been made for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum. This months theme is METAL. lovely materials to work with, there is something very satisfying when working with foils and metal embellishments and of course I love anything shiny, or rusty for that matter !

Here's how I made them. I used:

  • Card
  • Foiled Card
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folders
  • Self adhesive metal sheet
  • Metallic brads
  • DCWV Metal Embellishements
  • Embossing Powders (Marcasite, gold detail, black detail & verdigris)
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Versamark Pen
  • Hematite stars
  • Rub'n'Buff (Pewter)
  • Glossy Accents

The top card was made from a piece of foiled card cut to size and embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder through my Sizzix machine. I then rubbed over with Versamark ink and applied verdigris EP. Before heat embossing I removed some EP with a fine dry brush to reveal the metal behind. I embellished the card with a 'back to nature' metal plate from DCWV and 4 hematite stars applied with glossy accents.

The bottom left card was cut from plain white card and the edges rubbed over with the pewter rub'n'buff using my finger. When dry this was buffed with a soft cloth. The self adhesive foil was embossed with a folder and adhered centrally across the card. I rubbed the versamark pad lightly over the embossed foil to ink only the raised relief areas and then heat embossed with detail black EP. Six silver round brads were applied at the top and bottom as shown and the metal diecut word 'family' applied with glossy accents.

The remaining card was cut from plain card and the left side rubbed over with Versamark ink for about 1/2 inch. Marcasite EP was applied and heat embossed along this edge. More embossed self adhesive foil was applied as shown and the swirl relief was traced with a Versamark pen before heat embossing with detail gold EP. Five round pewter brads were applied at the top and another DCWV metal plate with the words 'Home is where your story begins' applied as shown.

Hope you like them :-)

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  1. Very nice, Sid, I especially like the bottom right one.

  2. Fab set Sid, can't wait to get them xxx

  3. These are fab, love the mesh embossed texture on the family one and the swirls look great on metal!

  4. Love them ALL, great job. Whoever the recipient is will be happy I'm sure.

  5. These are amazing. Especially love the mesh one. I think I have shopping trip coming on....

  6. These are fabulous Sid, hope I get one in the swap!

  7. These are great ATCs, I love he techniques you used

  8. These are stunning, absolutely stunning. Anyone would love these and I only wish i was up to this sort of thing


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