Thursday, September 16, 2010

Metal Embossing Tutorial plus a Special Farewell and Welcome

If you've already been through the whole Hip Hop then you are probably already aware that the {ippity} dt made some farewell cards for a pretty special lady :)
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Michelle Ogdahl has been with {ippity} since the beginning and has been a HUGE part of helping ALL the {ippity} chicks get their business started. Her last day was Monday :( and we were very sad to see her go. Some of the {ippity} chicks made her farewell cards for {Monday's H{ippity} Hop}.
We all wish Michelle nothing but the best as she takes on the next big journey of her life!!
{Amy and Michelle eating ice cream....looks like a FUN job right?!?}
for the great big
We are SO EXCITED to have her join the {ippity} and Unity team. She will no doubt be a friend to all of us and you give her a great big hello {HERE} on her introduction on the Unity forums.
She also posted a little bio about herself on the Unity blog {HERE}
Next up....
some of you may have seen this layout on my blog during last week's hop.I promised you a tutorial on how I made this key... here it is :)
Supplies you will need:
Silver Metallic Cardstock
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Versamark Ink
Music of My Heart key stamp or stamp of choice

Step 1: Ink up a section of the cardstock with the Versamark pad large enough for your stamp.
Step 2: Cover the whole area with embossing powder....tap of the excess and emboss with the heat gun.
Step 3: Repeat this step 3 times so that you have a thick layer of embossing. You can either dump more embossing powder on when the previous layer is still hot or let it dry and apply more Versamark ink and then the powder. I prefer to add more ink so I'm not so rushed.
Step 4: Heat the third layer of embossing really well because you need it to be really hot to be able to press the stamp into it. You will want to press straight down carefully because the stamp can slip...don't ask me how I know this ;)
Step 5: Now all you have to do it cut out the key and embellish any project :)
Extra Tip: After I cut my key out I had left over area's of embossing. You can heat them again REALLY WELL and use any other stamp you want to make extra embellishments!! Here I used the flowers from Bitty Pixie Paisley.
I can't wait to see some "metal" embellishments on your projects :)
Maria Gurnsey
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  1. Oeh, I'm already here, ha ha!! I do this hop now for three weeks and enjoy it so much, that every time I"m surprised I'm already on the end of it, ha ha!!! Great inspiration today!
    Thanks for this tutorial! I was wondering how this prettey key was made, it looks wonderful and looks quite easy, except the slippery stamping, ha ha! I will try it, just have to find a good stamp to use! Wonderful tutorial!

    Hugs, Wendy

  2. perfect, Maria. love this technique and your key looks fabulous.

  3. Awesome technique Maria. I love the look of this!! I also love that layout!

  4. GREAT tutorial, Maria! I'm gonna try this out on a holiday card image! Thanks so much!

  5. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing this technique :)

  6. What a fabulous tutorial!!! I am going to have to try this sometime!

    lisa a.

  7. that is the coolest thing EVER!! I have silver embossing powder at home....can I leave work early to go do this??!! yahoo!

  8. I love your LO and the awesome tutorial!

  9. Fabulous layout and love this technique. Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial. That ice cream looks like dilly bars from Dairy Queen. Michelle I wish you the best and hope you come to visit us from time to time on hip hop.

  10. great tutorial - your layout is super cute!!

    Michelle I wish you the best and Amy welcome!!

  11. you'll be missed michelle! a big welcome to amy!! and maria, what a creative tutorial, thanks so much for sharing this:)

  12. OHHHH! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us! That is a clever technique--must give this a go:)

  13. This is awesome Maria! Love the faux metal and your tutorial is perfect, just like your key and your LO...AWESOME!