Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stamping and Metal

Hey People!  Can you believe it is Wednesday already?!  The family has been running around getting the last details ready for the kiddos to start school tomorrow.  I would swear that we just got out for the summer just days ago!!

Have another tutorial to share with you today!  Beate, from Splitcoaststampers, asked me to do another Wednesday tutorial using metal.  Now, what is seen in the tutorial is NOT my original idea.  It is just my version of a very common technique!  Because I am lazy, I am not going to do the step by step here.  I'm going to send you to the home page of Splitcoaststampers for the link.  I will share the picture of the project and the youtube link here though!!

I used my stamped images two different ways today.  Both cards followed the stamping and metal instructions the same.  For my first card, I just cut out the stamped images after the backing paste had dried and I used them as metal embellishments for my card.  The second card keeps the stamped image on the metal panel. 

Here is the video of the technique

Ok.  Seriously.  I must have ticked off the technology gods sometime recently.  NOW Splitcoaststampers is also down, so I can't link to their site! 

What type of offering do you think the technology gods like?  Insert a looong, heavy sigh here_______.

Supplies:  Both cards use Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock as the base.  Both cards use Wendy Vecchi's Be Happy, Make Art stamp set.  Stazon Metallic Gold was used on TenSecond Studios Barn Red metal

If you are not inspired to emboss your image, just stamping on the metal is a fabulous look too!  I especially like the metallic Stazon on top of the metal.  Very rich looking!

I hope this inspires you to try combining your stamps and metal.  'Till then..............explore some type of creativity today!!



You know I actually purchased some materials and metal to try & copy what lovely things you do. So far it has been a no-go for me. I think your MoJo is seriously back girl. Lovely pieces!

Beate said...

Starla, you rock! Thank you SO much for writing this tutorial. I love your work!
Hugs and smiles

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lovely work as usual! I'll leave metal stamping to the experts and stick with photography. :)

Sylvia said...

Wonderful flowers , Starla! As for the technical God's, I am no expert, I just call my kids! They can usually fix anything I have messed up, then they mess something else up! It is the nature of the beast! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards. Great video.