Thursday, August 27, 2015

Group 8: Metallics

Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!  Group 8 is sharing their creations with you today for 
our current challenge

Create a card using

But first we're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing!  Here's Karen's tutorial for creating metallic embellishments.

Using Embossing Powder

VIP: Versamark Ink Pad; 
EP: Embossing Powder; UTEE: ultra thick embossing enamel

Apply VIP to a flower die cut and sprinkle with EP, use heat gun to melt. 
Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point. 



After the first layer of EP has melted and cooled, apply VIP and EP, heat again.

Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point.

After the second layer of EP has cooled apply VIP and EP, heat again.

Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point.

Using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Ink up you die cut with the VIP and sprinkle the UTEE granules over the top.

You can see how big the UTEE granules are and how more they cover. Melt UTEE.  
Once cool, repeat this step at least once, but preferably, twice more.

Be very careful because the UTEE is very hot at this point.

The finished UTEE piece - love that shine!

On the left is the UTEE piece and on the right is the EP.

One thing you need to be aware of when creating these embellishments is that the die cut with the four layers of the EP tends to crack.  Great if you want that look but not so good if you don’t!

Tools & Supplies for Metalizing your Die Cuts
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; Craft heat mat to protect your worktop
Card Paper: die cuts or cut shapes that you want to metalise
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Versamark ink pad; WOW EP: gold; Ranger Platinum UTEE
Misc: piece of paper to pop EP/UTEE back into its’ pot with

Now take a peek at what the group 8 team has for you...

Thank you so much for taking time to check out Group 8's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge.
We love to see your creations! 
 Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back on the 1st of the month with a new challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team.
Until then…
Happy Crafting!


Donna said...

Wonderful tutorial!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This tutorial is perfect, Karen! LOVE the depth and shine you created--they look like solid metal! Fabulous cards, all! HUGS! :) Mynn xx