I have been M.I.A. for awhile but I am back in the saddle and hoping you like my new card for House of Cards their theme this month is metallic! We have had some amazing entries so far and I hope this will inspire those of you who haven't entered.
Hop on over to House of Cards and see what everyone else has been up to.. I promise you will not be disappointed. We have a boat load of talent on this amazing team.
That is all for me today.. I hope you enjoyed your visit and really appreciate you stopping by! Leave a comment good, great or otherwise. Thank you so much and we will see you real soon.
|Finished card: Total time to create approx.40 minutes|
|Here are some supplies you are going to need to complete this project.|
|Die cut a shape on a piece of clear acetate to create a mask.|
Tip: Keeping acetate that comes with stamp sets is a perfect material for any mask.
|Taped the mask to the cardstock.|
Tip: Adhere the tape to your arm first then add it to your project;
that way it won't be as sticky and might rip your paper.
|Sponged the paper using the mask to transfer the shape using|
Distress Ink: Black Soot and Weathered Wood. Black Soot on the outer edges and
the Weathered Wood for the center. Making sure they blend
|The distress ink takes awhile|
to dry leaving you enough time to apply the Perfect Pearls.
|You can use any metallic color but I chose the classic pearl for this project.|
Now the magic begins!!
|Generously apply the powder and swipe any excess off your|
project. Then take a towel and rub the area to get more excess off
and achieve a consistent sheen
|With the consistent sheen I decided to add more Black Soot on|
top of the powder for a bit more dimension.
|This shows the shape with the mask off and in the light.|
Wonderful metallic sheen.
|And this is what it looks like out of the light.|
|Now it is time to stamp our image. Here I am using a stamp|
from Stampendous that was inked up using Dye Ink .
|Sponging edges in Black Soot creating a|
distressed and aged look.
|Mounted the image to black cardstock. Then trimmed|
1/16" using perfect borders as a guide.
|Added sentiment using the same ink as the image.|
My craft space after this project.
I have to clean it up for my next project.
All the best,