Monday, August 3, 2015

Group 1: Metallics

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!

This month, the challenge is to create a card with using this word cue~

We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity going! Here's Sue T.  with a "Embossed Aluminum Tape" Tutorial!

Here is a photo tutorial on how I created this shiny silvery card:

 I used a roll of aluminum tape and a piece of cardboard. ( the cardboard backing from a pack of StampinUp paper worked perfect!)

Using this set of dies from Julie Ebersole, I die cut several flowers and leaves. Depending on your die cutting machine you may need an extra shim. I have a Big Shot and still used an extra metallic shim.

Create a pleasing arrangement. Then apply some strips of double sided tape on the card and adhere the die cuts back on the card.

Lay the metallic tape over the die cuts on the card stock panel.

Apply a second strip of the tape so the die cuts are completely covered. Yes, I know you are going to say, "Sue T. there is a piece of the die showing." I know, I trimmed that section off to keep the strips of tape to two.

Using your finger go over the tape and press the tape down on the card base, so the image appears.

Using a ball tip stylus go back and really define the image.

Once that is all done I highlighted the flowers and leaves with Copic markers which will dry on the aluminum tape.

Group 2 is also sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...take a peek at what they've got for you!


Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 1's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team.


Dotty Jo x said...

Great cards, ladies! Jo x

Agi said...

Wow, beautiful metallic cards!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Sue, your tutorial totally ROCKS! LOVE all the cards, too, gals! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Tammy said...

Stunning cards everyone, all so beautiful and different!
Hugs, Tammy