Sunday, November 11, 2007

Simple.. or is it?!?

I recently joined a share for metal sheets by my friend Sencie (her blog is amazing, by the way ---> Serving the King). I was too intrigued to pass this up. I have to admit that I've used tin before in my stamping... heavy duty foil, double thick... and it still ripped. I thought I'd try these metal sheets to see how they work.

I'm really glad I did. The card came together so quickly!!!

Here it is:

The metal layer was embossed with the textile Cuttlebug folder. To give the silver tin a "less shiny" appearance, I used Ranger alcohol inks (Currant, Butterscotch and Meadow). Once this was dry (a few minutes to loose the tacky feeling), I dabbed Wheat VersaMagic ink over to highlight the design.

The stamped image is from the Kitchen Sink Stamps (3-Step Holly and Mistletoe). I added a bit of Fruitcake designer paper, ribbon loops and a couple of brads.
Simple! And yet, I think it looks pretty kicked up, don't you?!?!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Oh my!!! This is stunning, Lisa!!! I've been loving all your recent creations! Thanks for popping by my blog too! ;)

  2. Lisa, this is absolutely beautiful!!!! What a great idea to use the versamagic ink over the alcohol ink. I'll have to try that!! : ) I love the stamps and paper you used!!! Very pretty!!!! : ) It all goes together perfectly!!

  3. Fantastic effect Lisa. I love that cBug folder and it really looks great with the metal - must try that. The holly stamp is beautiful, really delicate-looking.

  4. That is so lovely.

    What is the metal sheeting? Where can you get it?

  5. stunning, that embossed tin... :)

  6. Doesn't LOOK simple LOL Looks beautiful tho ;)

  7. Lisa, this is incredible. The embossed image works beautifully with the holly image and the metal is such a stunning look.

  8. WOW! What a great card and yes it is kicked up!

  9. love the metal sheet! What a fabulous look it has!!