I don’t know if this happens to you, but often I’ll see something online, a technique, template or layout I just HAVE to try, and have to try NOW! That’s exactly how I felt yesterday morning when I went on the SU! demonstrator site and saw that there was a new tutorial posted for how to make faux metal tags! I can’t get over the number of resources Stampin’ Up! provides for us, with daily samples on Stamper’s Showcase, to workshop templates, and now video tutorials. The possibilities are truly endless with stamping and I guess that’s why I love it so much, I never run out of fun new things to try!
Anywho, to the story at hand. I wanted to try the faux metal tags, and lucky me…my order for my Sale-a-Bration rewards was arriving yesterday too, which included the beautiful stamp set Frames with a Fluorish (p. 111). I had never really noticed the set too much, and decided it was time to break out of my “flowers only” shell for once…so I ordered that set, Fundamental Phrases, Jumbo Outline Alphabet, and Lovely Letters Alphabet.
Within about 10 minutes of Mr. Brown stopping by, I had the frame I wanted cut and mounted and ready to go. I rarely (if ever) use retired or non Stampin’ Up! products, but there had to be an exception this time. I ran out of brushed silver paper, and had no gold embossing powder, which left me with copper paper and copper embossing powder. The copper embossing powder is no longer in the catalog, but you could of course substitute everything I’ve done here with silver or gold.
Anyway, Jaron from the SU! home office, who is such a cutie, did the demonstration online. I cannot wait to see him do his presentations at convention again because he was so great last year! Basically all you need to do for the card I’ve shown here is stamp your frame/word in VersaMark on your metallic card stock, then cover with coordinating embossing powder and heat set…doesn’t it look so much like a real metal tag? BTW, you should have seen the products he used in the video! Brandy spandy new stamp sets, paper, a new punch, and new ribbon!!! Can’t wait for that new catty!
I also used LeJardin designer paper on this card, and I used the ticket corner punch to punch out the little accents for the corners. Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke card stock, along with Very Vanilla card stock and wide grosgrain ribbon complete the project. Quick and simple, yet very fancy looking (at least I think).
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