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Old 06-14-2018, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hi All, Hope everyone's day is off to a great start! I am hoping someone can direct me to the posts or products about a hardware store supply used as faux metal when embossed with an embossing folder, not embossing powder. I am thinking it is a roll of tape but can't find it in the forums! It's been discussed recently but I must not be using the correct search terms. Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
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Could you have seen reference to aluminum tape maybe? You can stick that to cardstock and emboss in a folder. It’s adhesive on one side so you don’t have to think about how you’re going to stick it down. Kitchen foil is a decent choice too and you’re not restricted on width - a decent quality glue stick or something like Glossy Accents makes a reasonable job of sticking it to cardstock before you emboss.

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Could you have seen reference to aluminum tape maybe? You can stick that to cardstock and emboss in a folder. Itís adhesive on one side so you donít have to think about how youíre going to stick it down. Kitchen foil is a decent choice too and youíre not restricted on width - a decent quality glue stick or something like Glossy Accents makes a reasonable job of sticking it to cardstock before you emboss.

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Thank you so much, Joanne! Aluminum tape is exactly what I meant! I was thinking it was a plumbing supply and nothing was coming up in my search, now I know why! I'm heading to Lowe's to shop for a Father's Day gift so will look for it there. I really appreciate your help. Thank you!!
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Hi there-I actually use copper, yes real copper flashing. It's very light weight, it embosses gorgeous! Comes in a roll. Got it at the hardware store. Good luck.
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Ranger has metal foil tape in different colors, like these:

Amazon.com: Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets, 6 by 12-Inch, 3-Pack

https://rangerink.com/?product=inkss...il-tape-sheets

youtube has videos too. Enjoy.
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Hi there-I actually use copper, yes real copper flashing. It's very light weight, it embosses gorgeous! Comes in a roll. Got it at the hardware store. Good luck.

REALLY need to stop reading these threads. Guess what's now in my Amazon shopping basket?
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The aluminium tape should be easy to locate in a car spares shop/aisle. It's often used for small repairs to Exhausts. Hth.
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Hi there-I actually use copper, yes real copper flashing. It's very light weight, it embosses gorgeous! Comes in a roll. Got it at the hardware store. Good luck.

Oh, copper is so pretty!i will have to try that after I give the aluminum tape a whirl. Thanks for the idea!
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Ranger has metal foil tape in different colors, like these:

Amazon.com: Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets, 6 by 12-Inch, 3-Pack

https://rangerink.com/?product=inkss...il-tape-sheets

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Thanks so much!i I'll check out the links and the videos, great idea! You guys are all just wonderful. I knew I could count on this group for help!
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The aluminium tape should be easy to locate in a car spares shop/aisle. It's often used for small repairs to Exhausts. Hth.

It does help, thank you! Isn't it amazing that they sell craft supplies in auto stores?!M LOL!!
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I LOVE Aluminum tape if you all need some help enabling, lol. My DH had to borrow my roll one time to fix the car and I had a sad face like don't use it all, lol. Really, why do our guys keep stealing our things from our room? I mean we work so hard going to hardware and auto stores to find these treasures. They really should get their own.
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I LOVE Aluminum tape if you all need some help enabling, lol. My DH had to borrow my roll one time to fix the car and I had a sad face like don't use it all, lol. Really, why do our guys keep stealing our things from our room? I mean we work so hard going to hardware and auto stores to find these treasures. They really should get their own.

You are hilarious, DeeAnn! I totally agree. My dh takes my cropadile to make holes in his belt when he loses weight! And yes, enable away!!
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I’ve actually found aluminium tape in my local £1 shop (equivalent of your dollar stores) so it’s a very economical craft supply!
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Iíve actually found aluminium tape in my local £1 shop (equivalent of your dollar stores) so itís a very economical craft supply!

Thanks for the great tip! Much easier to run into a dollar store than the big box hardware stores!
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Lowe's and Home Depot are 2 of my favorite craft stores!

Embossing mat = 1/8" plumber's gasket

Texture medium = spackling compound

Texture stencil = drywall tape

Stamp scrubber = paint edger

Texture stencil = window screen

Removable adhesive = painter's tape

Color inspiration = paint chips

Ribbon organizer = gutter

Distress look = sandpaper

Watercolor palette = ceramic tile

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The other advantage of buying "hardware" items over "craft" items is that you usually get more of the product for fewer of your dollars, since they aren't "specialty" items as they become when re-packaged and re-branded for the craft industry. They are often higher quality, as well. Harbor Freight is another great "hardware" resource for storage and tools...
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Lowe's and Home Depot are 2 of my favorite craft stores!

Embossing mat = 1/8" plumber's gasket

Texture medium = spackling compound

Texture stencil = drywall tape

Stamp scrubber = paint edger

Texture stencil = window screen

Removable adhesive = painter's tape

Color inspiration = paint chips

Ribbon organizer = gutter

Distress look = sandpaper

Watercolor palette = ceramic tile

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So many great ideas! I've been using a paint edge as a stamp scrub forever, but hadn't thought of using a ceramic tile for watercolors! Thanks for sharing your tips!
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