Friday 6 September 2013

Metal effects photos

The cards below were all made using blank scraper foil sheets. Both backgrounds and embellishments can be created by first embossing the background or die cut shape using embossing folders through the Cuttlebug or similar. The raised design can then be sanded to reveal the inner foil of the scraper board.

The other metal technique we explored was using metal tape - the kind found in most hardware stores. We covered card with the tape then die cut shapes. You can then colour the shapes with various combinations of alcohol inks and emboss designs on to them using the embossing folders. We also took this one step further by inking up the raised designs with archival ink pads. Before the ink dries it can then be rubbed off with an old facecloth, removing the alcohol ink from the raised design and making it 'pop' out by revealing the silver tape again.


  1. Beat You!

  2. Oh yes and I have realised the only photo I took today is of your "Goldfinger" so will have to put my sample embellishments on the blog and a link to your blog!!