In the last Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, I won a prize - it was a package of beautiful metal sheets from a company called 'Add a Little Dazzle'.
I've sort of been intimidated (okay, a LOT intimidated) with these sheets, but decided that I needed to
step jump leap outside of my comfort zone, and try them out.
So....this post will be not only my first attempt at using this product, but also, an unsolicited product review :)
The Dazzling Diva Challenge #64 was to add some texture to a project.
All righty! I immediately thought of my embossing folders. What better way to try out
this pretty new product? Sigh....I have about 20 embossing folders, none of which
made me do a happy dance. What now?
Aha! We all have a scoring board, right? Ta da! The light went on.
From the get-go, this amazing blue metal caught my eye. So, that's what I used,
and here's what I did:
I cut the blue panel to 4" x 5 1/4", to fit just inside an A2 card base.
The blue panel was placed color side down on my scoring board on the diagonal.
I scored lines every 1/2-inch, turned the metal, and scored on 1/2" marks again.
So far so good. I was liking this new crafty goodness!
I adhered the metal to my card base with Scor-tape (I don't own any of the fabulous red sticky tape that they sell with their metal sheets). It did a great job of adhering the metal to the card front.
The next step was to use a sanding block to take the color off the top of the scored lines.
Then, I counted up four 'rows' from the top and bottom of the card, and added half pearls.
I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue for that.
Now came the tricky part - this would determine if I loved, hated, or tolerated working with the metal sheets! I took a Thanks die (from Taylored Expressions), and die cut it from a piece of white metal.
Oh. My. GOSH! It cut very nicely!
I took another scrap piece of the blue metal, and used a StampinUp! embossing folder to create a base for the sentiment, but didn't like straight edges. Another test - how would it cut with scissors?
Like a dream! I trimmed the cute little sentiment backing with detail scissors, adhered
the sentiment using my Xyron Sticker Maker, and popped the sentiment up with
dimensional foam squares.
I'm sure there is a learning curve, as my card doesn't look as professionally done as the owner or DT members projects do, but I will absolutely be creating with this product again!
There are videos to watch on the Dazzle blog, so check them out! If you enter their
challenge, you could win some pretty metal sheets yourself!
Thanks so much for the great prize, Monica!
And thank you all for stopping by today!