supplies: metal foil tape, craft sheet, paint dabbers (asst. colors), glossy accents, glossy cardstock, distress ink (walnut stain), distress embossing ink, ink blending tool, heat tool, clear embossing powder, #8 tag; drill punch, holiday adornments, charm clip; texture fade (merry christmas & vintage); ribbon; burnishing block
step 1: cut a piece of gloss cardstock 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” to fit metal foil tape.
step 5: once the back is off, burnish the paper with your hand and flip over to se a perfectly smooth piece of foil “cardstock”. *i prefer using glossy cardstock since it creates a very crisp embossed texture vs. plain cardstock.
step 23: antique the edges of the tag by lightly dragging a black paint dabber along the edges.
today i wanted to share a video on how to use my idea-ology drill punch. it’s a great tool for creating holes in soft metal up to 1/16” like most of the idea-ology elements. it’s so convenient to create multiple uses for charms and other metal embellishments from one simple tool...
the details: sure there are several ways to continue to embellish this tag, but i really like the enameled metal embossing so why cover it up? the worn painted finished, and shiny enamel coating make this a great technique for embellishing all type of projects.
i sure hope this simple technique to create enameled embossed metal will give your embossing folders a whole new use as well as your paint dabbers and embossing powder. this is one of those tags where the photos simply don’t do it justice so i sure hope you try this one for yourself. well 6 more tags to go - hope you’re still having some festive fun...t!m