I did an experiment last week and I was so excited with the result! This looks so cool in real life, and the pictures just aren’t the same, but let’s try.
I made these gift card holders using the silver skinny tins that are currently on the clearance rack online for $.99 each! (They are only there while supplies last.)
These are really simple and easy to make. And here is my favorite part — do you see the snowflakes? In real life they looked etched into the tin.
Really, all they are is clear embossing powder, but on the silver tin it looks so cool! Everybody that saw these in person had to touch them to try to figure them out.
There is one tool that I really wish I had while making these — our embossing buddy. This little thing is amazing, and totally essential when stamping on these tins. Ahh, so much static! I’ll be buying an embossing buddy asap.
Oh, and the inside? I left these really simple and may embellish before I give this as a gift. For now I just added 2 pockets, one for a gift card and one for a little note.
Can you picture it with a snowflake (from our snowflake punch) with some glitter and maybe a rhinestone brad? Hm, yes, that might be perfect.
I keep referring to this tin as plural because I actually made 3 different kinds. The other 2 were more generic for birthday, baby shower, wedding, etc. I wish I had taken a picture of them, but they were sold at a boutique this weekend. I used the tin embossing technique with a background stamp (Tres Chic) and also with some swirls from Priceless. Wouldn’t it be beautiful with Baroque Motifs?? Ooooh, or the Medallion stamp? Mmmmm.
If you try this, share your results with me! I’d love to see it. But BE CAREFUL, as heated metal will get toasty!
Other supplies used: silver elastic cord, Holiday Lounge dsp, Delightful Decorations stamp set, Ornament punch, taken with teal, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock, taken with teal craft stamp pad, silver eyelet, versamark, heat tool, eyelet border punch, snail.