Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Hi everybody!

Our theme this week is metal. I had fun playing with cardboard and trying to make it look like metal. I embossed a tag cut from corrugated cardboard in a TH embossing folder, then rubbed it with Inka gold in gold and gun-metal. Then I used embossing ink to add some metallic EPs and Perfect Pearls in gold, copper and metallic blue. The key has also been cut from the same cardboard using an ancient sizzix die, the first one I ever had. The heart and anchor were plastic embellies from my button box.  They got the same treatment with Inka gold as the tag, and were then embossed with EPs and Perfect Pearls. The plastic did not smell good when I heated it, but at least it stayed in form! The eyelet and chain are actually made of metal....

Hope you are all having fun with metal tags, looking forward to seeing your creations!
Have a great day, and take care,


  1. Fandabbidozy! I am mega impressed with this Valerie! And the colours are gorgeous :o)
    I have no idea what I'm going to do yet :o)

  2. This is stunning. So many things to admire on it.

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Anonymous13 May, 2014

    Gorgeous tag, love the rich, metallic colours! Hugs, Sarah

  4. Wow, this is fabulous! The textures, the colours, just brilliant. Now I am hankering after those wonderful metallic paints, stains,rubs, whatever they are.

  5. Fantastic tag Valerie. The whole thing looks just like metal, and I just love the colours.

  6. Love the creations, especially yours Valerie!

  7. Simply stunning! Amazing effects you have created with those different media. Carolyn xx

  8. this is stunning! fabulous detail. xo

  9. You did great -- totally looks like it's made of metal!


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