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October 19, 2011

Good morning! This is Beatriz from Amazing Grace and today  is my turn to design for The Bug Bytes. I made fall leaves using metal tape. Here is what you do:
  1. Cut some leaves out of metal (aluminum) repair tape using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die.  Leave the backing on the tape until you're ready to place them on your page.  (The tape I have is only 2" wide so I had to "repair" one side of the maple leaf to make it look right.

2. Emboss the leaves with the Cuttlebug to give them some texture.

3. Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to each of the leaves and spread it out using alcohol blending solution in a water pen.  (Be careful as excess blending solution can cause the backing paper to release from the aluminum tape.)

Here they are on a layout.

On a tag.

Voila! Here is the full layout.  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will inspire you to make your own.

Thank you Pam for having me one more time and thank you for all your hard work too. Have a great and blessed day everyone!


papillon digital design said...

beautiful embelisshments. I love the metal tape. They look beautiful when cut, cuttlebugged and alcohol inked. TFS for sharing this lovelt technique. Your projects are all lovely.

Unknown said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Awesome pages. Love the metal tape leaves. and the colors are just awesome. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pages with us.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Wow! Those are really pretty. I have always wondered how alcohol inks were used. Thanks so much for showing us how.

Kelly said...

I love that tape. So versatile. Loved how you made the leafs. Fab tutorial x

Audrey Frelx said...

Beatriz, great tutorial! Love how your leaves turned out, and the pages look terrific! TFS!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh my Beatriz!! What a fun way to embellish a layout or any project for that matter! I LOVE the gorgeous texture and shine it adds to your beautiful layout - love that sparkly pumpkin too - and WOW that's ONE HUGE pumpkin!!!
Love this!

OCCricut said...

WOW!!! I LOVE these leaves!! Stunning!

Jeannie said...

Wow! Oh, Wow! How very cool! You had me at shiny. Thank you so much!

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

Wow WOW WOW!! stunning!

JenL said...

Amazing project! I had no idea repair tape could produce such amazing results. TFS

Ohhh Snap said...

Great layout! I have some of that tape, looks like I have some experimenting to do :D.

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