This is one of the cards I'm planning to demo on one of the shows today. It's bit different, definitely not girly and uses Aluminium Metal and Alcohol Inks which are on the shows.
So, for the background I used a piece of the Aluminium Metal. I applied a few drops of Butterscotch, Pesto and Terracotta Alcohol Inks to my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and dabbed it all over the metal. Once dry (it dries very quickly) I placed it face down onto my GC rubber mat which was already on my base plate. I popped the Leaves Mask on top and then my pink plate and then ran it through the Grand Calibur. I sanded it a little to reveal the Aluminium colour.
I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Kind Thoughts Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B. I did not bother to emboss it as it was going to go behind the frame. I cut the frame out using Matting Basics B again. I used the 2 dies either side of the one I used to cut the sentiment out. At the emboss stage I added the Floral Vines Mask.
I tied a bow using 3 lengths of American Seam Binding in London Tan. I threaded some Baker's Twine from the Earthtones Set through a brown button, tied a bow and added it to my ribbon bow. The Earthtones set is not on the show so I'll be using a Brown Zipper Rose instead of the button. I added a couple of Creative Expressions Small Metal Leaves just under the ribbon bow.
I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown.
Hope you can join me today at 12 noon for 2 hours in the Toolshed with Dean and then 1 hour with Lottie at 5pm.
On a final note, if Lesley is reading this post, please email me as I have the stamp sets you wanted.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Julia, WOW what a beaut, will be recording your shows today as I am out shopping with my sister so will catch up tonight. I hope Dean behaves himself but I like you two together it's fun.ReplyDelete
What a lovely card might be able to wacth so will record hope your shows go well .MelanieReplyDelete
What a lovely background Julia - certainly need to have a go at that.ReplyDelete
This card is gorgeous! I think you were in my craft room with me yesterday as I was going through my stash to see what I had got!
As I came across some aluminium sheet that I had embossed and used to cover a box years ago and was thinking I needed to use it up but how!! Now I know LOL!
Thank you for your great idea!
Heather Rogers xx
What a great card love this idea, not used metal before where's the best place to purchase it please.
Hope your shows go well will try to watch both.
Simply Stunning and your sentiment is one of my all time favourites!ReplyDelete
Oh I do like the colours you have used Julia and of course that background, just where do you get your ideas from. Agree this sentiment is an all time favourite. Stunning card. Will be recording shows today just in case I am unable to sit and watch. Have a great time with Dean, love Christine H xxReplyDelete
I'm really impressed with todays card Julia and looking forward to seeing your demonstrationReplyDelete
Julia, this card is incredible, and such fab idea with the metal. Definitely one to try. Thank you for the inspiration. Good luck with the shows. BxReplyDelete
Simply stunning. Have ordered the metal so can't wait to have a go...have taped the shows as I'm out today at a Hels Sheridan workshop....xReplyDelete
Wow wow......fabulous. I love all about this...now I definitely want alcohol inks to add to my wish list. just wondering if cosmic shimmer would work on the foil?ReplyDelete
May not be able to comment much thus week as I go to Crete on Tuesday. Happy crafting.
Good luck for todays shows xx
Stunning card. Can't wait for today's shows.ReplyDelete
Love this card Julia, looking forward to todays showsReplyDelete
What a stunning card, love the colours. The sentinent is my alltime favourite. Will be watching your show with Dean, enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Morning Julia, WOW what a fantastic card today, I love how you have done the leaves on the metal with the alcohol inks, absolutely gorgeous, the colours are gorgeous and autumnal. I have just programmed my recorder for your shows today and will be watching aswell. Looking forward to it. Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, good luck for todays shows, i will be watching.ReplyDelete
A stunning card and im big into alcohol inks at the moment but not used them on foil/crafting metal, so im going to have to give it a go. Lovely card, very autumnal colours.
Gorgeous card today. Absolutely stunning.
Morning Julia gorgeous card love the autumnal theme and colours. Will be watching later xx hazelReplyDelete
beautiful card a real autumn feel about this card.Laura OReplyDelete
what a wonderful contempory card. VEry Autumnal - love the use of metal. i have recently attended a day on alcohol inks so will be confident to try this technique.
What a lovely contempory card. Love the Autumal fell to it - i recently attended a course on alcohol inks so would feel confident trying this background.
This is lovely and it was fun watching you make it on Create and Craft.ReplyDelete