Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scrap metal!

Hey everyone! It’s Amanda here bringing you ideas for freshening up some of those metal embellishments we all have hoarded away!

I have a whole drawer full of metal. I have everything from brads, to charms, to greetings and a lot more. I rarely think to use them as I generally create by colour. As I never really use gold or silver cardstock, I never think about adding something metallic other than glitter to my work! So, I decided to sort through my metal embellishments and pick out a few to re-colour. All of these started out silver, and I coloured some to show you the effect. You will have to forgive the photos – it’s harder than I thought to get photos of metallic embellishments!

It’s super simple to do if you have any kind of permanent pen. I used copics, but you could use Promarkers or Sharpies just as easily. Just grab your metal, a pen, and start colouring!

I used the heart embellishment and a few flowers to make this simple valentine’s card. Metal packs quite a punch so I kept the focus on that.

See? Simple!

I’d love to see your creations if you give this a try :)
Have a great day!
Amanda x


Anonymous said...

Wow they look great !! LOVE the card ..thanks for sharing !! xx ♥

annette said...

what a great idea Amanda, thank for sharing X:)

Ness said...

this is fantastic Amanda, thanks for sharing. Love Ness xx

ann said...

Great !!!

chrisw said...

Your card looks stunning Amanda and that is a cool idea and one i will certainly put to use TFS

heirloomscrapping said...

Amanda your ideas are awesome I have some of the same items here now I know what I can do with them to change them Thanks