Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May Flowers

Had a chance to make a "hello" card for my friend and as I have been playing with some Vintaj metal stuff--embossing, patina'ing, and making some jewelry as well, I decided to add the little dragonfly to the card.

Vintaj makes a complete line of brass jewelry components--chain, charms, findings, etc. But what I found most fun is embossing (yes--embossing) their metal blanks with their Sizzix DecoEtch or Deco Emboss dies. You use your Vagabond just like you would to emboss paper--so cool! Check it out on their website here, and their blog here.

Sizzix makes the Vintaj dies, and Ranger just came out with a line of patinas (paints) to color the metal with, and a sealer also. In addition, you can use Alcohol Inks and Adirondack paint dabbers to color the metal as well--the Vintaj blog has tons of ideas, tips and videos if you're interested.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Emporium - Bring on the May flowers 

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