Friday, 2 October 2015

Embossed metal leaves tutorial

This months Crafty What Nots box was called 'Autumn Glory'.  I can't reveal all the contents quite yet as they will hopefully be arriving today and don't want to spoil any surprises.  However!!!!!  I did want to include this little tutorial but thought I would share it with you all too.

Embossed metal leaves
You will need ~ metal sheet, embossing ball tool, ruler, thick card.


Step 1 ~ Place your metal sheet on the card and draw a leaf shape with your embossing ball tool


Step 2 ~ Cut out your leaf.  Unless you are super neat (which I wasn't) you will find that the lines you embossed may not look as neat anymore, so using the flat edge of a ruler try to flatten the metal as much as possible.  Do this both sides.


Step 3 ~ Use your tool to draw patterns on your leaves.  Here are a few I have made.  You can really get creative and if you make a mistake just rub the ruler over and flatten it again!




Step 4 ~ Think of something to do with your leaves!!! Maybe hang them from fishing line or mount them on cards!

Have any of you used metal sheet before??  What have you made?

I'm popping over to say to all the lovelies at handmade Monday,  so pop by and say hi.  
Xxx

9 comments:

  1. They are beautiful Jenny, They would make fab card toppers, or a hanging from a little garland, or on a plain notebook as a gift, or a bookmark.
    I have a vague recollection of trying embossing a silver coloured metal sheet years ago, I think for wedding invitations, but this coppery colour is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much honey. I love the copper too and it's so autumnal. Xx

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  2. Beautiful Jenny they look fantastic and can imagine hanging from handbags or as a wind charm.

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    1. Ooo wind charms would be lovely! Xx

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  3. How exquisite! A lovely autumnal project!

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  4. They are beautiful, you make it look and sound so easy but I can imagine I'd run into problems!

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    1. Ahhh thank you. It really is easy honey, and metal can be quite forgiving thankfully! Xx

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  5. They are gorgeous:) How about as christmas tree decorations presented as a card topper on a Christmas Card ?

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