You could emboss some thin metal, embellish it and attach it to the covers. Or....you could glue some aluminum foil to a piece of cardstock and emboss that instead. Which is what I did here, running the cardstock through an embossing folder and coloring it with different shades of Stazon ink:
and here, where I also added a grungeboard bird and some Tim Holtz embellishments:
If you follow Wendy Vecchi's blog (and you really should), you know how she is always so happy when "things work together." A stamp from one designer works well with an embellishment from another. Stuff like that. I feel the same, and am also very excited when I can get something to do double duty. Check out the closeup of the bird:
I used one of Tim Holtz's foliage flowers for the birdie's head feathers, attaching it from behind so you only see the top of it. But look at how the brad that attaches it also forms the eye! I really thought this was waaaaay cool. I know, it doesn't take much to excite me.
Speaking of Tim, he has been posting sneak peeks on his blog of all the new products that will be making their debut at CHA this weekend. Everything is wonderful, as expected, but one stamp from one stamp set really took my breath away.
Do you see the name of the movie being advertised in the stamp on the left? "My Sister Eileen." Not only one of my favorite old movies, but it's MY NAME!!
If that isn't enough to cause heart palpitations, the name of the movie theater right below that is The Biltmore. Which, just so happens to be the name of the theater that was right across the street from the house I grew up in, in Brooklyn, New York.
In my little fantasy world, Tim designed this stamp with me in mind. Well, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. LOL!!!