' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Inspired By Keren Baker

Thursday 29 January 2015

Inspired By Keren Baker

For the second topic of the year Paper Artsy has chosen metal. Another exciting theme for me since I love working with metal.

Keren chose plumber's tape and since I have a large roll, I had to try her ideas... or at least one of them! It will be obvious from the photo that I stuck to Keren's design very closely and only substituted the focal stamp by one from Hot Pick 1206 and added a key/feather motif from a Ten Seconds Studio mold.

I found the embossing quite hard to do since, from the back, I couldn't see very well where to emboss as I had left the paper liner (my tape is adhesive). Alternatively a piece of aluminium (those ready meals in foil dishes for instance) would do the job adequately.

I didn't find a good way to take the photograph of the shiny metal either!


  1. I'm very keen to have a go at this project too. It is a problem photographing shiny things. I think you managed very well. This looks great. xxx

  2. Lovely what you created and photographed very nicely too!
    Shiny can be tricky to capture on film

  3. Terrific idea to use bright colours on the tape and I love the other piece you worked on with the flower and leaf design


  4. Fabulous Christine, I can really imagine just how tactile this is in the flesh.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous Karen and this works really well with paper clips behind the silver plumbing tape tape.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  6. WOW! This is FAB :) Hugs Bev x

  7. Wonderful card, beautiful colours and the metals are greatly affected. xx

  8. Oh,mais j'ai failli louper ├ža!! C'est super beau!!!!! :) Bises

  9. Wonderful metal embossing, it is tricky to do but well worth the effort. It is quite difficult to photograph metal, maybe a light box made from a large cardboard box could be useful. There are quite a few tutorials how to make one and how to photograph metal out on the www. LOVING your card :-) xxx