Hello Again. . .
Todays project is a Thank You card that I embellished with a embossed metal flower.
I've seen others online using Sizzix Bigz dies and embossing folders, and loved the look. So I had to make my own.
I've had the aluminum, embossing plates, and embossing tools in my craft stash for about five years, collecting dust. I was into embossed metal book bindings for old books. When I started out I could only find one store in my area that carried a very small selection of metal embossing supplies. So I ended up buying the items online from Ten Seconds Studio. I bought 40ga aluminum, and 36ga copper colored aluminum in rolls.
You can use roof flashing or light gauged sheetmetal from your local hardware or Home Depot store too. Be very careful when working with sheetmetal because the raw edges can cut you very easily. Wear gloves if possible.
Funny Fact: I've worked (before being laid off 2 years ago) in the steel distribution/steel manufacturing industries for a longtime as a sales rep, and love it. One of very few women that have succeeded in it.
O.K. after all that here's the card. . . . . . .
I used the Swirls & Curls Verses - Hostess stamp set from the Stampin Up! Summer Mini catalog, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder #115964, Island Floral Sizzix die #118871, and the Flower Layers Sizzix die #113470. I also accented the card with a few adhesive Pearls #119247. The corduroy brad is retired.
Have a great day. . . . . .
Thanks for stopping.