Friday, June 8, 2012

Embossed Brads

I'm on a roll with masculine cards of late....trying to get my stash built up for up coming birthdays and get well wishes. 
Supplies used:
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Star Template
  • Backgrounds and Beyond linen stamp
  • Paper Crimper (Fiskars)
  • Embossed Brads
Wanted to share a short picture tutorial for making brads to match your project. It's not original with me, not sure just now where I saw it first....somewhere in the world of blogs! 

You can see from the pictures I used plain ole office brads.  Here's the steps to embossing your own brads.
1. Holding the brad with pliers (it gets HOT when you emboss)--- tap the top of it on your embossing pad
2. Tap in selected color of embossing powder
3. Heat set with heat gun
4. While it's still hot you can re-dunk it in the embossing powder and re-heat for a thicker coat if you like

Wa-la you can now color your brads to match your project!
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Julia Aston said...

Love the stars on the twine - great masculine design! and a fun way to jazz or match up brads!

Diane Noble said...

Such a sweet card. Love those "suspended" stars. Great idea on the brads too. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. We are so glad you are participating. Have a blessed week. Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

Michelle said...

What a great card! So simple, yet it is striking! Great card for men. Thanks for sharing how you change the color on your brads. I think I need to give this a try. Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.

Unknown said...

Great idea to suspend the stars on the twine. A very nice CAS card and a great way to jazz up brads. I've done that and the first time made the mistake of not using tweezers. Yowch, that can hurt! Thanks for coming alongside us this month at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Lori said...

Love your star card and the embossed brads are so cool!

Jennifer said...

I just love how you've attached your stars to the twine! and thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! I've never seen this before and it's great!

Helen said...

OMG, how clever! I have lots of these. Thanks for sharing!

Christa said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! I always have a hard time with cards that have much white space. I can't get them to look right, but yours is fantastic!