Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Group 5: Metallics

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 5 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...

To create a card using Metallics

But first...here's a photo tutorial by Shawna to inspire you!

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.

Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....

Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 5'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. 
Until then, Happy crafting!


Lilian YF said...

Great tutorial! Thanks, Shawna! =)
The Leaf Studio

Mynn Kitchen said...

Totally AMAZING tutorial, Shawna!!! LOVE all these cards, gals! Very well done! HUGS! :) Mynn xx