Sunday 23 September 2012

Last Metal Card

Hi Bloggers.

This is the last metal card that I've made so far that I'm sharing with you today.

For this one I used some copper metal. I dropped some Butterscotch, Pesto, Sunshine Yelow and Terracotta Alcohol Ink directly onto the metal. They spread out into each other. I then added a few drops of Blending Solution which dispersed the ink. I then added some more drops of Alcohol Ink. When dry, I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Brick and Bark M-Bossabilities Folder. I sanded it to reveal the copper core.

I cut a panel out of Brass Metal using the Fancy Weave Die Set. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I added a key from the Assorted Key Charms Pack and finished off with some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Julia,
    I have tried to cut the metallic sheets without much success. Yours is perfect... I love these cards using those sheets. Super job. Thanks

  2. Hi Julia. WOW great card, I have never used metal but after seeing this card will have to give it a go. Enjoy Ally Pally.


  3. Hi Julia

    I think this card is great especially for men It has artistic quality and detail which is often missing in men's cards when avoiding the flowers and ribbons! I love it.

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  4. Hi Julia - that background is stunning - really tempting me to try out metal

  5. Hi julia great card I've liked all the metal cards you've done very suitable for men! Hope to see you today at ally pally love lesley xx

  6. Morninh Julia, A truly fantastic card using the metal sheets, it looks great with the alcohol inks blended on it and then put through the embossing, it is so effective, I love it.
    It was lovely meeting up with you yesterday at Ally Pally, you are such a lovely lady. Have another great day today. I haven't recovered from my journeys yet ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia,
    Love the metal background, the colour is great, these metal cards are a great idea for the men, even though I bought some metal yesterday, but I am making flowers with it, lol.
    Have another great day today Julia.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  8. Love the effects of the alcohol inks!

  9. Lovely card Julia really like the background you have created very effective. xx hazel

  10. Hi Julia, another fab card, love the pattern of this folder. Hope the show is going well. Bx

  11. Stunning card Julia

    I love the colours that you have used on this one and the sentiment is lovely

    Sue x

  12. Gorgeous colours on todays card Julia and I do like the background

    Enjoy your day
    xx Sandra

  13. Morning Julia, hope your having fun at ally pally.
    This is stunning, love the colours you've used for the background, warming. See i think you could use this background on a gardening card - not just for men!

  14. Good morning queen of backgrounds. Wow this is gorgeous and a brilliant male card. The metal/inks look is so effective. Love it. Have a great Sunday at AP, love Christine H xx

  15. Hi Julia,
    Hope you are all having a great tie at Ally Pally. Great male card nice colours.

  16. Hello Julia, Stunning card, the background and colours are gorgeous, The metal and inks are sooo effective. Great male card.
    Enjoy your day at Ally Pally.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  17. great card Julia just right For a male.hope you are having a good day at ally pally

  18. Love the colours and such a change to get something different for the men.

  19. Love the background-the metal alcohol inks and the brick embossing folder.beautiful.Laura O

  20. I love doing this technique myself Julia - lickle Leonie taught me so I was a tad inky by the time I had finished. This really is lovely and definitely my type of card. Love the colours of these inks and the M-Boss folder is great with them.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  21. great the way how you use the metal for it..that's same i want to do with Metal business cards.


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