Monday, September 28, 2009

Die-Cut, Embossed & Inked Metal Embellishments

Today I have a fun and easy embellishment idea that will work for virtually any theme you might come across... Die-cut, embossed & inked metal!

This technique works best with a larger die-cutting system ~ Zip-E-Mate, Sizzix, Big Shot, etc. It doesn't work well with Cuttlebugs or QK type die cutters ~ you could very easily break these cutters if the metal is too thick.

Cut the metal...

die cut metal 001

die cut metal 002

Emboss using a stylus, embossing tool, ball point pen, etc. Squiggles, edge lines, dots, waves, etc are all great additions to the metal!

die cut metal 003

Add ink!!!!

die cut metal 005

And they are ready for use :)

die cut metal 008

Since I used Streuters GlueFoil all I had to do was iron the flowers onto my canvas and add gemstone centers. (the stamped girl is from 100 Proof Press)

die cut metal 009

See, told ya it was easy!!

Now, just think of all the die-cuts available on the market...

the possibilities are wide open for creativity!


  1. thanks so much for the tip. I have a Pazzels die cut machine that cuts metal... this will be great fun. And I love alcohol inks... :)

  2. FAB :O)) Love the colours you have got on here and the canvas is so pretty x

  3. Totally forgot I had this machine. It's been packed away for so long! And I was thinking of getting a Sizzix Big Shot too. Thanx for snapping me back to some semblance of reality Roni.

    I recycle coke cans to do art. This is an awesome tip. So cool what you did with the flowers for the embellishments.

  4. Great project idea. And your results looks great!

  5. This is so cute! What kind of ink did you use?


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