Monday, June 7, 2010
Trying my hand at metal stamping!
I've seen several tutorials online lately for metal stamping, and since it fulfills all my favorite craft attributes -- cute, easy, and cheap -- I decided to give it a go! I found a great tutorial at Craft Edition and ordered my kit right from her, but I'm sad to say that was her last one. You can get the stamping alphabets at Harbor Freight here, though, for $5 plus shipping. I decided to make a key chain for my awesome little brother Nick's birthday. I stamped his name on the smaller ring, then two words I think describe him on the larger ring. I looped a length of webbing through both rings, made another loop at the other end, and then sewed the layers together. I clipped a ring in the end for his key ring. He loved it! I saw him clip it onto his keys when he didn't know I was looking, so I know he wasn't just saying it... :) I love it, too, and I've got all sorts of plans for more keychains in the future!
Materials: Washers -- just from the hardware store!; Webbing -- Lil Davis Designs; Ring -- Walmart office supply section
I also made this card to go with it -- two guy cards in a row has to be a record for me! I added the pennant banner as a little extra touch, because I can't seem to make anything without one these days...