"12 Cards of Christmas - card 6"
The letters and shapes were die cut from an old cat food box, stuck onto another flat piece of cat food box with PVA, then covered in six sheets of tin foil from the kitchen and passed through a diecutting machine like an embossing sandwich to mould the foil around the letters. The foil was wrapped around the back of the piece and stuck down with a piece of card over the top to hold all the foil layers in place.
The foil was then coloured with promarkers, and a blending pen & kitchen roll used to remove the top layer from the letters and buff them shiny. Finally, the distressing on the letters was achieved with the use of a small tube of black acrylic paint, my finger, and a sheet of kitchen roll.
A standard office stapler was used to make the fake metal stitching. The whole piece was matted onto a grey/silver rectangle then adhered to a blank card. A cog eyelet was punched into the right hand side of the card and a length of spotty ribbon added.
Entered for the following challenges:
Here come the boys - for the man / men in your life
Kenny K's Crafty Girls Challenges - stitching real or faux (bet you don't get any other stitching like this LOL!)
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Make it Masculine
Frosted Designs - Metal
Aud Sentiments Challenge blog - Any Winter holiday sentiments
Craft challenge #130 - unusual Christmas