Thursday, June 13, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 104: FAUX METAL

The Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week is hosted by Maria Sabina.  Here's her creative challenge to us:
'' Metals are an amazing source for jewelry and other fine crafts. But,  how many of you like to use metals on handmade creations? I challenge you to create a faux-metal creation, using Stampotique stamps.  It can be anything, from jewelry to embellishments! Make it look real!''
I needed a graduation card, so that was my goal for this challenge.  I cut a piece of cardboard just slightly smaller than my card base, then covered it with aluminum foil.  Next, I ran this through my Big Kick embosser using a Cuttle Bug embossing folder.  The fun part was the creative part in my mind, and that consisted of the following steps:
  • Using a foam brush, paint the entire surface with black acrylic paint; dry completely.
  • Using a foam brush, paint the entire surface with gold acrylic paint; dry completely.
  • Apply several dots of alcohol inks in blues and greens to your blending tool (with felt pad), adding just a touch of alcohol ink mixative in copper.
  • Pounce repeatedly over the entire surface of the faux metal piece.
  • At this point, not being totally satisfied with the result, I added quite a bit more of the copper mixative to my felt pad and more seriously rubbed my blending tool over the piece.
The result was that this rubbing actually rubbed off a bit of the gold paint, then a bit of the black paint, and I was then able to see a bit of the silver from the aluminum foil!  Now that I was happy with the result, I adhered the faux metal to my card base with double-sided tape.  For my stamp, I used Twinkie, one of my favorite Stampotique stamps, which you can purchase here.  In keeping with the metal theme, I stamped him on shiny gold paper, then cut him out with a margin and adhered him to the faux metal with pop dots.  For my sentiment, I chose gold letters to spell out the word "CONGRATS!" and adhered that to a strip of black cardstock and then that directly onto my finished card.    Here's the result:


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Joy to you!

20 comments:

  1. That looks great, Kay!! The circles look kind of real, they have so much depth. I'm sure the person getting this card will be happy with it.
    Best, Beate

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  2. Really nice metal finish. Great Grad card.

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  3. I love it Kay -- so creative and the metal bits lend a classy feel to the card. I bet the graduate loves it or will love it too. :-)

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  4. Oh Yess!!! The card looks fantastic. I love the look of the rivets and that stamp is adorable.

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  5. Oh yesss! This card is fantastic. I love the look of the rivets and THAT stamp is adorable. The recipient is very lucky.

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  6. Brilliant technique on this card, Kay.

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  7. I love this Kay! Twinkie always brightens my day and I'm sure the recipient will love this too. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique and have a great weekend. Sue xx

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  8. This is awesome Kay!! Clever lady :)
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week xxx

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  9. I love your card Kay, your metallic background is perfect like that indeed !! Just the good ingredients and amounts hee hee! Wish you a great week-end my dear Kay. Coco xxx

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  10. Very cool card Kay! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique DC! XOXO

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  11. What a cool looking piece Kay, love this metallic background....great stuff. Hope you are enjoying your home away from home and spent some time in that sun today. xox

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  12. Fabulous effect on your card Kay. Thanks for making it for our challenge this week xx

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  13. Wow what a stunning background Kay! Love the whole piece. Thanks for joining us again at athe Stampotique DC!

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  14. Love this and your faux metal background is amazing! xxoo

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  15. Such a stunning background! Adore this little creation. Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique. Polly x

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  16. Right on Kay... xoxo Thank you for sharing your creations with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
    xx
    Sarinda

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  17. I love your faux metal... and the little chap looks brilliant against it!
    Alison x

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  18. Think this is superb grungy and interesting and fun too x

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