I had some metallic contractor's tape in my stash from, oh, about 7 years ago when metal accents were all the rage. Everything old is new again! I ran it through the Sizzix with the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder to make a cool accent strip. The great thing about using this metal tape (I don't really know what the real purpose of it is--maybe to tape together heating ducts? Anyone?). Anyway, the great thing about it is that it's already sticky backed. Simply peel off the liner and stick it down. I used this same tape to die cut the snowflakes (SU! Sparkle die). A touch more tape to emboss and punch a snowflake "o" in the title, and to punch two small snowflakes for the corners. For the masking tape, I cut strips in half to use as journaling lines, and stuck some to a scrap of CS and punched with SU!'s corner punch.
The title is also cut from masking tape. Here's how:
- Type words using Word Art tool in Word.
- Flip horizontal to create a mirror image and print.
- Use a light box or window and place the masking tape on the back side over the top of your printed text (the text will be reading correctly from this side through the light).
- Cut out your letters and tape them to your layout. Easy peasy!
Try your hand at some handmade metal embellishments using aluminum foil/metal tape. Run it through a die cutter, emboss it, or how about a few drops of alcohol ink. Fun, fun!