I decided to use some sheet aluminium that I had picked up at a workshop vastly reduced in price. Here's the final make first then I'll step you through how I made it....
Its pretty masculine! But I am chuffed with it!
To start with I cut a piece of aluminium sheet to roughly A6 size then passed it through my big shot in a texture-fades embossing folder.
Next I painted this with black distress paint and let it dry.
Once dry I sanded the paint back on the parts of the metal that protruded.
I then stamped this image from visible-image. Also I fussy cut the image and added to the embossed metal. The black mat was added too and then I added the whole topper to a red card that I had previously stamped part of the image onto.
Here's my arty shot.
The prize as always is a £20 voucher for countryviewcrafts.