So this (above) was my first attempt at making a hammered metal tag. I think it’s really pretty, but I’m not sure the letters show up very well on it? Also, it takes FOREVER. haha. Next time I think I’ll hammer a silver blank and use it as the bottom of a layered stack…but then the top will have a message and the bottom won’t? I’m not sure what to do with that. Maybe I should experiment with hammering the edges only or something.
It was also my first time using the baby feet stamp. I really like it!
This was my first project, but I just swapped out the bottom blank with this one that says “pray” yesterday. I don’t love this heart stamp. You really have to whack it like a thousand times to get an impression, and even when you get one, it’s not great. I’m kind of bummed.
As you can see, my “child of God” message was part of the learning process, as parts of the letters are almost too faint to read. Thankfully, I think it goes with the overall distressed look of the metal and doesn’t bother me.I made this little gem for my wonderful friend who is expecting (I won’t say her name in case anyone reads this that she knows!) I am going to drop it off before this post goes public! 🙂