Archive for September, 2011

Sep 13 2011

Metal Rosette Tutorial

We have a treat from Pam Hooten today! A great tutorial on her metal rosettes! This is the project that Pam made for the Monthly Challenge: Metal

Oh.My.Word…Isn’t this tag just incredible? Here is a closer look at the metal rosette…

And, here is Pam to show you how you can add this kind of impact to your projects…


I used Ranger Foil Tape Sheets and Adirondack Alcohol inks in several colors. I put a few drops on a felt piece along with a couple drops of the blending solution and dabbed it on the foil sheet, covering it all.
Next, I cut a piece of cardstock the same size as my foil sheet. I peeled the back off the foil sheet and adhered it to the cardstock. I did this to make the sheet thicker so it would be easier to work with making the rosette.
I ran it through my Big Shot using my Alterations Mini Rosette die.
Adding the cardstock made it so easy to accordian fold.

Thank you Pam!!! We can’t wait to try these!!!



Sep 12 2011

Get Your Metal On

Did you have a chance to play along with the Monthly Challenge: Metal this weekend?  Our fabulous Inspiration Team did!!!  Just look at these gorgeous projects…

This crown that Shelly Hickox made is unbelievable!!! Every detail is perfection on this…amazing how the painted chipboard looks like metal and all the Idea-ology Findings tie it all together fabulously!

This beautiful card by Alice Wertz takes our breath away…more proof that a single metal accent just added so much to a project!

Can you say GORGEOUS??? This WOW card by Beate Johns has a lot of little details that all work fabulously together! Gorgeous seems to be an understatement here!!!

And, finally, a reminder from Michelle Fowler that even a simple project can have big impact with metal…hardly any work at all on this one, folks!!

Okay…you’re all inspired and ready to go meet our Metal Challenge now, right? Play along…you could win $50 in Emporium dollars!!!



Sep 6 2011

All About Metal

Time for another Monthly Challenge!!! This month we challenge you to use METAL!!!

Talk about endless possibilities…there’s metal tape, faux metal techniques, Idea-ology metal fabulousness…brads and eyelets and staples, oh my…

To start us off, here is Linda Cain with an incredible piece of metal art…

Absolutely amazing what can be done with Metal Tape, Texture Fades, and a Black Paint Dabber!!!

Once again, Pam Hooten, has blown us away with her gorgeous project for this challenge…there is lots of metal here, folks! From the book page covered Numeral to the Idea-ology Findings and Fasteners, Pam rocked it…as usual!

One more…from Shelly Hickox…what an incredible impact one piece of metal can make on a card…gorgeous!!!

Now, go…be creative and play with some metal!!!


Contest begins on September 5th  and ends on September 30th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on October 1, 2011.  The winner will receive $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store! Just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC06 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!!




Sep 5 2011

The Great Paint Challenge Comes to an End!

What fun we all had playing with paint this month!

We have seen so many different ways to incorporate paint into your project…here, on one last inspirational piece by Pam Hooten is another example of the paint dabber’s versitility…

We really enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous projects, we sure wish you could all win!!

Congratulations  Diana!!!! Your amazing work of art  has us in serious awe!!! Please email your information to to claim your $50 in Emporium Dollars!!!  Thank you so much for playing along!!!

We’ll be back tomorrow with September’s Challenge…the Inspiration Team has so much deliciousness to share!!!