- Sizzix Big Shot or Other Embossing Machine
- Aluminum Roll
- 1″ Self Adhesive Magnetic Roll
- Embossing Folder (I used Darice Rulers)
- E-6000 Adhesive
Step 2: Insert the cut foil into the folder and run it through your embossing machine. A few pointers: experiment with the platform and cutting pads until you get the right thickness. I found that the cutting platform does not always have the proper thickness for my project, so I will use a few pieces of cardstock on the platform for some extra thickness.
Just cut it the embossed metal into strips that are as wide as your magnets. I used the self adhesive feature of the magnet but found a little E6000 as extra insurance really helped keep everything together. I applied my metal to the magnet then trimmed any excess with scissors afterward.
You can have a whole stack of customized metal embossed magnets in no time!
Now about those embroidery hoops from above. You can also use that same embossed metal to make some cute wall art.
I grabbed a few embroidery hoops and began folding the metal by hand over the side. Again, this metal is so thin that you can work it similar to a thick cardstock.
Finally, work the foil until you can slip the hoop over the top. Trim the excess off of the back with scissors.
The roll of metal mentioned above is actually gold on one side and silver on the other. It is like two products for one. I flipped it over in my embossing folder to get gold sometimes and silver other times.
What would you emboss into metal? Are you as excited as I am about this revelation? Grab your Sizzix and get busy today! These embossed metal magnets are not going to make themselves.
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