Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Foil Embossed Snowman Tags.

I thought I would try out my new White and Gray Big Shot with a little embossing to make this tags.
foil embossed snowman tagsI’ll be honest, I don’t think the pictures do the finished tags justice, I tried from every single angle but to no avail, I couldn’t seem to show the edges and the top to their full advantage.
IMG_3523The foil came from a ginger beer can that I had cut up and flattened.  From one can I could get four embellishments.
I glued the embossed sections onto children’s wooden dominoes using E6000 glue as I needed a strong bond, and don’t think PVA would have been strong enough.  When dry, I drilled a small hole in the corner for a tying thread/wire.
IMG_3526I covered the edges of the dominoes using a narrow self adhesive aluminium tape which really made the tags come together, and look much more professional.
IMG_3529 I then coloured in the nose, arms/hands and eyes with assorted Sharpie pens …….
IMG_3531… and added tiny, clear, flat backed gems to the snowflake part, although, to be honest, I don’t think they add that much, perhaps if I added some white Ranger Enamel Accents instead, it might have had more punch.
IMG_3534I added a wire thread with a red bead for extra colour as a tie and then went round the edges on the back with a black fine liner pen as the final finishing touch.
As I said, I think these tags look much better in the flesh, but could be fine tuned just a little bit more ……. so perhaps it’s a case of watch this space!


marc said...

love them and i have some new crafters companion deep embossing christmas folders you could try lol big marc

Roni said...

I have this embossing folder and I don't think I've even had it out it's wrapper!!! I hang my head in shame!

But loving this as I think the wee snowman is a happy wee soul and you've brought him to the forefront, whereas he's kinda lost in there!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox

Cheryl W said...

These look great! I've never tried embossing cans. I'll have to give that a whirl sometime.