For my first card I did a metal tape embossing technique for my card. As soon as I selected this stamp set I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I went to the local hardware box store and found the metal tape in the heating section where the duct work is. I also purchased some mesh drywall tape too. I cut various gears on my cameo on various overlays with different patterns on them and cut them to fit different areas of my card. Then I adhered my "X and O" on my paper base, then randomly put the mesh tape on the base too.
Then I cut various sized pieces of the metal and adhered it down in sections. As I did each piece I burnished them down and also went around the letters etc. After it was all complete I took a stylus and went around the letters, and all the overlays and mesh tape to emphasis the shapes even more. Then went around each individual piece of tape and placed pressure down creating a little dot pattern along the seams. After I was all done I went over the entire piece with Black acrylic paint and then wiped off with a paper towel. I added more paint when needed to create the effect I wanted. Then I also took my favorite Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo to create a little brown tint to only a portion of the card base. I added some more gears I cut out and some burlap for more texture. I used the svg's I got from Peachykeen to cut out my sweet little Robots. I did some paper piecing on the robots too. I love these little faces. This was truly a labor of love because this was a very time consuming card but I am happy with the way it turned out.
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Timeless Twines Graphite Gray Twine
This card I decided to make a Thatch hut and used the stamp to make the sides. I just made a roof shape out of a piece of paper and used glossy accents to adhere to that shape. I did the same with her skirt but I mixed in some Kraft Brown & Chocolate Brown also with the Natural. I used the Natural twine on the guitar strings too. I have a small wooden button from the store on the card as well.
I used the Peachykeen Stamps PK-1254 Rock a Hula set
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