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.