Thursday, 25 February 2010

Metallic Madness!

The February theme for Inkurable Stampers is METALLICS! Create something (anything!) using metallic colours or metal in your design.

I think I went a little nuts with all the metal I used for my card! I started with the Cuttlebug embossed piece of plumber's weatherproofing tape I've had sitting on my desk since I did this heart card a few weeks ago. I'd already coloured it with alcohol inks, so I built my card around this piece. FYI, the weatherproofing tape is like thick aluminium foil with an adhesive back.

I started with a cream card and sponged Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink on the edges. Next, I sponged the same ink onto an old dictionary page and distressed the edges. I also stamped the damask stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Friends 24/7' set randomly over the page, but you probably can't see the stamping as it's mostly covered up. I sewed this to a green piece of cardstock and distressed the edges, then sprayed the sewn piece with Bronze Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I attached my Cuttlebugged piece of weatherproofing tape to the left side of the sewn piece and added a strip of silver metallic braid along the top.

I stamped a Scrappy Cat bird silhouette stamp onto white cardstock, then sponged it with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters ink and added a Making Memories green gem brad to the large flower. Stamped the Prima frame stamp with Versamark ink onto black cardstock, then silver embossed it, cut the frame out and layered it over the bird image using dimensional squares. Added a metal hanger to the top with a green brad and tied a scrap of ribbon through the hanger. Stamped the EK success greeting and sponged it with Shabby Shutters ink and glued it into the metal frame, then attached it to the bottom of the Cuttlebugged weatherproofing tape with green brads.

Lastly, I layered 2 Prima flowers and sprayed them with the Bronze Glimmer Mist and added a tiny pearl and a metal thingy (sorry, forget what it's called...something used for beading!)to the centre!

Whew, that's it I think! Scroll down to see some more close-up pics.

Hope you like my card, I enjoyed using all the metallic elements and had fun with a more vintagey style for my card. Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my card, I always enjoy reading your comments!


Anonymous said...

Holy cow Lyn!! This is one of those OOOHH and AHHHH cards!!! So stunning with that metallic shine!! Stunning embossing and images!! I love it!!HUGS

JP Card Crazy said...

Lyn Your card is stunning!! I love the colors and layout you used!

Belinda said...

Oh love the metallic shine! So fun!

Beth said...

Lyn this is beautiful and I have some of that tape am going to have to check it out.

Vicky said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lyn, & what an awesome use for that tape, will have to check it out next time I'm at the hardware store! Hugs from V :)

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, Lyn, what a stunning card! I love the hardware that frames the bird and the embossing is just amazing.
Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

Lyn, this card is just stunning! Love everything you did!!!

Kathi said...

Oh my! This is GORGEOUS!!! Wow. Great work. I absolutely positively love everything about it!