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Trading Metal with Imagine Crafts


I really enjoy making ATC’s, but I’ve never made one out of metal. I decided to give it a go with Imagine Crafts’ Sheet Metal since they offer an actual ATC size. With this tutorial, you can vary the tools to accommodate what you already have.

Directions:
1. Emboss Sheet Metal with Embossing folder by running it through a die cut/embossing machine. Ink the raised image with Jet Black StazOn ink. For more color and texture, I spritzed the metal with Desert Sand irRESISTables, and I let it dry.


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2. Take a large punch (I used a Maple Leaf) and punch out some Vertigo. I used Rattlesnake. I love the varying image of this particular Vertigo sheet. Ink the edges with Celestial Copper Delicata ink.
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3. Use the same punch again, but this time punch a piece of Kraft colored cardstock. Ink the leaf using VersaFine inks. I used Habanero, Spanish Moss, Toffee, and Satin Red. I punch a small hole into the 2 leaves (at the same time, to be sure they were in the same place, and then added an eyelet. I also punched a hole in the Sheet Metal, where I wanted the leaf’s hole to be. 

4. Using a bead with a large hole, run a piece of ribbon through it. I used about 6 inches of ribbon, but you can make it longer or shorter if you wish. Feed the bead halfway through the ribbon, then insert both ends through the eyelet in the leaves and then through the Sheet Metal. 



Tie a loop to your desired length. I wanted the ends to hang over my ATC, so I left them long, but my loop in the back is long enough to hang the ATC if I decide to.


That’s it! Again, feel free to change out the shape of the punch and/or the embossing folder for many, many different looks. Changing the colors of inks and sprays will also totally alter the completed ATC. Have fun with it!

Supplies:
Imagine Crafts: Sheet Metal: ATC Size  Vertigo: RattlesnakeDelicata Ink: Celestial Copper from 4 Ink PadStazOn Ink: Jet Black irRESISTables: Desert Sand

Other:
May Arts Ribbon
Bead, Eyelet
Embossing Folder: Darice
Maple Leaf Punch: EK Success

Difficulty: Easy
Time to Complete:
20 Minutes, plus drying time

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