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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Let's have a Cocktail Party for GIU!

What a fabulous Wednesday it is today! And it's my 4th day of Growing in Unity!

As you know, I have been playing with 'metal' and hand embossing some stamped images.  I created a 6x3 book of recipes for a "Cocktail Party" using another Unity wood stamp 'Wine Rack':
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
I stamped the image with Staz-On (so that it would not rub off) on the Ten Seconds Studio Spiced Rum metal sheet. Then, I embossed the images from the top and flipped it over to emboss the images and give them some dimension. Tip: if you want your 'dimension' to stay, you really should invest in the time to use spackle to fill in the images, so that they don't go flat. Then I used one of my Ten Seconds Studio boards to emboss the design below the Unity stamp, and sanded to remove some of the color.

For the back of the book, I used the same metal, but used my black and silver alcohol inks to add some varied color. Another tip:  if you are creating a book cover, make sure that the chip board or book that you are covering is pretty sturdy, not too thin and flimsy. Otherwise, when you cover it with metal, it will show all lines and folds that you don't want to show...the metal picks up all the details behind it!

I used my Unity Cocktail Party set for my sentiment and tag (attached with black elastic band).

Here are the tools that I used for working with this metal:


Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the GIU drawing!

Again, thank you for coming to visit!

p.s.  Tomorrow I have an altered paint can to show you!
p.s.s.  Have you ever heard of a "progressive page"? Stay tuned on Friday, OMG, yes I did scrapbook!

32 comments:

Lisa said...

Yet again, totally freaking awesome!!!! Want some metal now!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! You are just blowing me away with all your creative, talented, and inspiring Unity MOJO this week! I'm lovin everything!

Suzi said...

WoW!! Very Cool. Love this metal work!

Shirley Fread said...

Love the cocktail recipe book! The metal looks great! Your creativity is astounding!

Leslie said...

really cute idea - I haven't used metal yet but you are inspiring me to try.

Julie Ranae said...

You can tell that you are really having fun hosting GIU this week! Your metal projects are stunning...wonderful job, Jen!

jennifer mitten said...

What a great project - I've been wanting to try metal and you made me really really want to try it!

Maria Levine said...

Very cool! Love your metal projects!

Joni Kix said...

GASP! How CUTE is this! Thanks for the great step-by-step directions! Fabulous book!

Angie Blom said...

OmGOodness.. Jen.. this is brilliant, I have never worked on or with Metal .. this is just freakin' fabulous girl!! Amazing creation!! Xx

stampjourney said...

Wow--you're on a roll! Working with metal sheets has always intimidated me, but I just might have to try it after seeing your inspiring creations!

Beejay said...

love the metal, embossing, ink, and the Unity stamp! Beautiful!

My Angel said...

What amazing projects you are sharing with us this week!! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us this week!! Stunning Projects!!

lynn said...

love this, too, jen! (i'm on vacation this week, and have a minute to catch up on some blog comments:)

Rona said...

Wow Jen you are really rocking the GIU!!! I love every one of your creations!!

Paper doll said...

Your one creative girl, awesome work there!! I am just to lazy of a stamper to do all that detailed work, I will live through you on that!

Maren said...

SO AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!! WOW!

Unity Wholesale Customer said...

umm...that cocktail party book ROCKS! it lloks all d like and super cool.

Jen E. said...

whoops! i wrote the comment above!

puffinliz said...

Good idea with the metal embossing! Love your book. Thanks for sharing.

symbelly said...

That is beautiful.
thank you for the tips on metal embossing.
i love it.

Virginia's Designs said...

Fantastic. Love how you've used the metal. I feel inspired to try it out!
Thank you

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is FAB! I love the color and the stamps! I am def. going to have to get some metal--never done it before!! Never even thought about using it:) THANKS for inspiring! HOOOORAY for your week GIU!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

great cards. Such a cool technique!

Gwen said...

You have such interesting projects! Love learning what you've done to make these!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I LOVE how you did those bottles! I've never tried that either-what a cool technique!

FibreJunky said...

Oooh, love 10 seconds studio stuff!! Took a class a couple months ago. Need to get a pick of my project up. Need to make more!!!

Bogner's said...

Another fabulous creation! I can't believe how creative you are!

Emily said...

AWESOME recipe booklet!! That is so creative :)

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! This is so cool! I love all of your creative and fun ideas!

dahlhousedesigns said...

My oh my, the metal work is so sool.

lisa a.

Carol said...

Another awesome creation! You are so talented!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com