Saturday, November 17, 2012

Embossed Metal Snowflake Tile

Embossed Metal Snowflake Tile

I mentioned in an earlier post that College Boy is going to a Professor’s home for Thanksgiving. I wanted to send something for him to take as a little token of our appreciation for hosting him.

The card I made was all about Thanksgiving so I decided that I’d make something Wintery since we’re nearing the end of Fall.  I started with a plain MDF plaque I’d picked up along the way and the plan was to Mod Podge a Winter Branch die cut and embellish from there. Except, once I podged it on, I hated it!

Project Fail

I don’t know about you, but if I am not feeling something I just have to start over. I peeled off the paper intending to recover with a different paper but once I pulled it off and a rough edged layer was left behind, I got another idea.

JudiKins Mica Gloss

I grabbed some metallic Mica Gloss inks (JudiKins) and started sponging them onto the remaining paper layer.
Mica Glossed Tile
This was much more “me”. I grabbed a handmade paper scrap from my stash, tore the edges,  and Mod Podged that on. Now I was really feeling this project. After the inks dried, I sealed with a layer of Mod Podge and sprinkled with fine iridescent glitter.

Went to my embossing folders and pulled out a snowflake design ( Sizzix) and ran a piece of Art Emboss metal through my Cuttlebug.

Sizzix Snowflake Folder

Embossed Metal Snowflake

Trimmed that to a size that would fit with my tile, added decorative brads to each corner, and glued to my tile as shown. Punched some snowflakes from the metal scraps, and dotted the centers with adhesive pearls, and finished with a free hand sort of pom pom of ribbon yarn.

Embossed Metal Snowflake Close Up

Punched Metal Snowflake

Embossed Metal Snowflake Tile

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Michelle L. said...

Way to save a do-over, Carol! What a great idea to ink that stuck on paper. This will be appreciated by the prof, I am certain.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have a lot to catch up on. Been gone for a while. Have missed all your creativity!!

Happy Holidays my Friend.


Kathy Penney said...

So beautiful! I need to use my cuttle bug more!

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Robyn said...

Very pretty! Where do you get embossing supplies?

Unknown said...

So pretty!
Barbara at Chase the Star

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Amaco said...

Thanks for using Amaco's ArtEmboss metal. This looks great! I'd like to post this on our Amaco Crafts Facebook page and link to your site.