I just came back from the CKScrapbook show in Houston, Tx.
We had 2 different “Make-it Take-it” projects to do in our booth. One of them was a Bookmark.
This Bookmark was done in Pewter and using the Sizzix embossing Machine with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
I am not a huge fan of “machine” made embossing (I feel like cheating somehow) but I must admit it’s a fast and easy way of doing some metal projects.
I always add some “hand made” details to these projects so they don’t look so “machine made”.
Using the Refiner, I added some details to the circles: dots, lines, squiggles…and I embossed some of them with the appropriate size of Cup and Ball.
At the end I used the Pewter Patina and glued the pewter to the cardboard using double side tape.
People at the booth were able to choose between several Stencils, Background plates and Embossing Folders. Some even made their “free hand” designs.