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Jun 24, 2012
Metal Foil Tape Card
I've been working on something new! My nephew has a birthday coming up soon, and I wanted to make him a masculine card. A nice masculine card is hard to find--so I decided to try something with metal foil tape. I am calling this the "Industrial Metal Technique."
I know you can buy it at Michael's. I think there's about 36" of it in a package. I read somewhere that it's similar to the stuff you can buy in a hardware store...so I got a whole roll of it for 3.50 CAD. Good thing too, because I didn't do so well on the first card I made and ended up doing it over.
I actually thought it turned out okay and I hope he likes it.
It was hard to get a good photo of it...
One more of the front.
Here's the inside
I did the saying inside with free fonts. Jokerman and Ironcladbolted. The second has lettering with rivets on them.
In addition to the metal foil tape, I used two Cuttlebug folders; the Cogs and Gears, and the Happy Birthday folders.
I used a metal key, a bike charm and 4 decorative metal brads.
Also, I used that mesh with adhesive under the tape.
I added 'rivets with a pointy tool, and used a roller for some of the detail.
There was black acrylic paint applied and then wiped off, and also some metallic rub ons.
I got the metal letters at the Dollar Store.
If you'd like to see some of the techniques I used, take a look at this Youtube video by Rach0113:
Double click on the video to get a full screen (press esc. once it's done)
Well, have a good day!
I submitted my card to Here Come the Boys, Challenge #30 Metal and/or Embossing
One more thought:
Treat other people as you want them to treat you. Luke 6:31