Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Witches Brew - Tutorial

Hello everyone,

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.

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 .
Rounded corners.
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.
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.

All the best,


Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous card Shawna. I love this metallic technique. Haven't tried it with blacks yet, but you make it look stunning

Monika Reeck said...

as I told you this is amazing
love this technique you have shown
and I must buy the perfect pearl to make like what you show here Shawna
stunning and really scary me the image hehe :)
great round the edge too Shawna so many lovely details
now I jump to your other post
it will be 11:00 PM in Germany oo ooo the time run so fast
hugs, Monika

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