I use to own a house that had these same hinges on the doors on the kitchen cabinets. I have also seen them on old trunks and other old items. Old memories is where I got my inspiration..lol..
I wanted to show you how I make hinges look like metal. First the material I use is from cereal boxes or the backing from the paper card stock books I buy (that should give you an indication of how thick the material is). I place my setting up all the way on my Cricut to cut my hinges and tags.
Here you see what it looks like after I cut it with my Cricut.
Here you see two samples of the end results.
For Black Hinge: Pat your black pigment ink on hinge. Make sure you get plenty on it. Then on a clean piece of paper place your hinge in the middle and sprinkle with black embossing powder. Don't be afraid to put a ton. Now pick up the hinge and tap off the excess embossing powder. Set the hinge on the table and pick up the paper and put access powder back into the bottle.
Now use your heat gun to melt the powder. HINT: use something sharp and pointy to hold your hinge down to keep it from blowing away while using your heat gun.
After your hinge has cooled run it through your Cuttlebug. Make sure the holes are facing down and not protruding upwards.
For Antique Hinge: Do the same as above only use copper embossing powder and clear embossing ink first...then run it through your Cuttlebug.
After running through the Cuttlebug pat it with the black pigment ink and then the black embossing powder. Tap off the access real well and then use your heat gun again. The end result is the antique look.
Here is all the supplies that I used.
Cuttlebug (Polka Dots)
Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Ink
Black Embossing Powder (Martha Stewart)
Copper Embossing Powder (Martha Stewart)
Backing from Paper Card Stock Stack.
Here is a bottom view of the card I made using my hinges and a tag that I did using the same technique a the Antique hinge.
Here is my Love Card...I think it has a bit of a Victorian look. What do you think?Well I hope that I was helpful in explaining how I made my hinges and tag. If you have any questions please leave me a comment with your email address and I will answer as quickly as possible.....Have a Blessed Day!!!
P.S. The SVG files I used are below this post.....ENJOY!!