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Artist Team Metals

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team challenge.  If you've arrived here from the dynamic Donna's blog you're in the right spot!  If you don't want to miss any projects start from the beginning at Club Scrap with Karen.

Our challenge this month to collaborate with the Creative License kit is to add metals (real or faux) to our projects, cards or layouts. I decided to combine two past retreat classes into one project. I was due for a new art notebook so why not cover it in aluminum tape?!

 Start with a blank journal.

Cover with die cuts, letters, tickets and tags. 

Adhere aluminum tape strips to front of journal 

Start pressing aluminum tape into cover and embellishments with fingers first. Slowly and gently start burnishing with embossing tools. 

We received this great paper crafting tool kit at retreat. I start with the largest tool and work my way to the smallest tool to keep from tearing the aluminum tape. I then add little dots to look like nails and slashes to look like staples. 

When you're happy with the finished result, paint the entire cover in black acrylic paint.
Make sure to press the paint into the little nooks and crannies. 

Wipe the black paint away with a paper towel. Lit sit to dry thoroughly. 
Cover backside and inside covers with cardstock of choice. 

I'm not done yet.  I felt that this project didn't really convey the need for metals in the Creative License kit. Just my need for metals ;-) I created this layout of my nephew at Easter.  I mixed platinum Color Bursts with texture paste and applied in random spots using a stencil.  I was going for the translucent look of bubbles. I then stamped on round metal tags with StazOn ink. I created strips using papers, ribbon and denim.  The "Spring" license plate was a perfect title!

Club Scrap papers, stamps and stencil and charms. American Craft ribbon. Making Memories silver tags. Sticker Studio license plate.
I used this sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.

Thank you for hoping with us today. Please continue on to see what the talented Tina has created for you. 


  1. Wow, your creations are awesome!

  2. The altered composition book is beautiful! I love the layout and that sketch!

  3. Great notebook and your LO is super, tfs!

  4. Great notebook and your LO is super, tfs!

  5. So cool! I think I have tape around...have to try it! And lovely layout!!!
    The Leaf Studio

  6. GREAT idea for a notebook cover! Nice work with the grunge look. I love LO's that allow for lots of photos, fun pages Lisa!

  7. That is the coolest cover! Love it!!!

  8. The metal tape embellishing looks fab on that comp book. The layout is great, too!

  9. Sooo great! I love the journal. Very creative and it came out awesome!

  10. I just love your faux metal cover for the notebook!!! Awesome! Wonderful 2 page layout!


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