Monday, December 7, 2009

Prickley Pear Star Challenge and METAL Embossing


I've been having a lot of fun playing with 3M metal tape. It is so much fun. It is thin so you need to adhere it to a piece of paper, but it is so thin you can cut it into any shape you need. It also embosses with an embossing folder beautifully. I found mine at a garage sale, but I think you find it in the roofing section of the hardware store. It is about 2"wide.





Star is a tag card. It is smooth on the back so you can write on it.

I created this card for the Prickley Pear Design team. Here's how it is done:

Instructions:
I first started by laying 3 strips of the 3M tape onto a piece of paper. I then cut the paper slightly larger than the star template (provided at Prickley Pear). I used the embossing plate and ran that piece of paper through the Cuttlebug (had to do it a couple times to fill in the entire paper). After I embossed it I used the Alcohol inks and added red and green to the metal. I used the tapper with a felt pad as well as dropped a couple drops right on the metal tape. I then used the sketch template and cut out the larger star out of the metal embossed piece. I mounted that embossed piece onto a piece of solid red paper and trimmed slightly larger. I then used the template to cut out the inside star out of the striped patterned paper. I punched a hole and set a red eyelet at the top.

The stamped center:
I used a Tim Holtz Fragment and dripped cranberry alcohol ink right onto the disc. Dried it completely with a heat gun. Now, this step has to happen really fast. On the inked side of the disc I stamped the PP Dove with a solvent based ink and then rubbed it off right away. (The ink will remove the alcohol ink from the disc). So it stands out a little more I added a piece of white paper behind the disc. I glued about 10 punches of the branch in green behind the white circle (which is behind the disc). I attached the fragment disc to the star with a paper tail (that lets it move). To finish it off I added a small bakers twine bow.

Supplies:
Paper} Solid: Red-Papertrey Ink, Green-DCWV, White-Mohawk PP: My Minds Eye
Ink} Cranberry and Meadow Alcohol Ink
Ribbon} Offray
Tools} 3M Metal Tape, Spots and Dot Embossing folder, Martha Stewart-Branch Punch, Around the Block-Paper Tails, Tim Holtz-Fragments, One Hundred Wishes-red and white string, Eyelet for JoAnns and Stampin Up Dimensionals


Here's some more embossed and alcohol ink samples



14 comments:

  1. Very cool star!! That metal tape sounds great, I'll have to find some! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations Challenge!!
    smiles,Deena

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  2. BEAUTIFUL! I think I need to run to the hardware store!

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  3. What a fun project Jennifer - I will have to get me some of this and try it!

    Thanks for the great tip! Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  4. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this beautiful star! Great project!

    Saskia :)

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  5. Jennifer, this is a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Heather RDH

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  6. WOW!! this is stunning :0) metal tape huh? will have to look for some.

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  7. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week - Beautiful decoration and I agree that tape is wonderful! Cheers Claire x

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  8. Very pretty Jennifer! Great job, and thanks for the tips!

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  9. This is AWESOME!! I love what you are doing with the tape!!

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  10. Very nice (my english is poor so I cannot say more).
    I wonder if we have 3M metal tape in Belgium ?

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