Thursday, February 21, 2013

Not so heavy metal!

Hello all!
Back with something a bit different today - faux metal.  The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is Metal-ology and I wanted to try something I had seen popping up on Pinterest and a few crafty blogs.  I didn't have anything other than regular kitchen foil to use so I wasn't at all convinced I would get anywhere but I gave it a go anyway!
                    I wrapped a piece of cardstock with some foil (should probably have glued it but I was too impatient to wait !) and then embossed it with my Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.  I also stuck some adhesive foam letters onto an oval chipboard die cut and glued some foil on top of that - then I smoothed and rubbed the foil down, trying not to tear it.  I then attacked both pieces with Distress Inks and Paint Dabbers, aiming for a grungy look to go with the image I was planning to use.

                      I coloured up a Kenny K digi (Star) that I had overstamped with a postcard rubber stamp (don't know the make, sorry) and with some simple text background cardstock and a metal brad flower for that touch of girliness, I was done.  Grunge with plenty of attitude!

                 I was quite pleased with the faux metal embellishments - not too bad for a first attempt!  As well as the SSSS challenge, I would also like to enter this into the challenges at Hiding in my craft room , Challenges 4 Everybody , Cards und More and  Whimsy Inspires .

Thanks for stopping by :)


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Carla S. said...

Wow! Fabulous card, Dawn! Very creative design! Love the metal bits!

Claudia said...

Hi Dawn, what a lovely creation, the effect with the postcard and the girl is great and the embellishments give just a very special look.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

Hugs Claudia

Mary J said...

Oh Dawn, that is gorgeous! I love how you did the wall and coloured her in!

Penny said...

Dawn, I love this--it is waaaaay kewl! ;^) Fabulously grungy; love the metal bits, the image, the design, actually all of it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

I think you did a great job on your metal embellies. Lots of great texture and they're perfectly grungy for Guitar Chick. You rock as much as she does Dawn. :-)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, is this ever fun! I love the collage look, that really fun image and your textures. This is so hip (as if I really knew what hip was given my age - LOL). I really, really like this. Missed ya! We are starting Crystal's wedding invitations this week - thanks again for the wonderful design you did! Hugz!

Unknown said...

Wow! This is fantastic Dawn! Love your faux metal ... and your fun description on how to do it lol. Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges4Everybody and good luck!
Tracey x

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this card, what wonderful embossing you have used to make it!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Stempelomi said...

stunning card! I love all the details! And the motif is great.

Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.


marion said...

Wow, what a fab card, love it. Thanx for joining us at Cards und More, hugs, Marion

ScrapSoon said...

Wauw! What an awesome card!
I love the image to.
The whole card is just great.

Tracey said...

Dawn this is one fabulous card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Tress said...

Wow! Love all the texture in this card! So not a cutesie card! Fabulous!

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Totally awesome card, love the metal so inspiring, perfect image for this theme great job with the embossing metal. Love how you put everything together.

Anonymous said...

Wow das ist eine super schöne Karte geworden!!!
Danke das Du bei Cards und More mit machst.
Liebe Grüße

Anja said...

Your Card looks so great :) Thanks for joining us at CuM!! Hugs, Anja

Kathi said...

Wow. I love all the elements on this one.

You did a great job coloring and embossing the tin foil. I also love the combo of the stamped, colored Kenny K image and the postcard/text. Very cool.

BTW, you can get metal tape, called Flashing Tape, at Home Depot. It's in the roofing aisle. I have no idea what it's supposed to be used for, but it works great for crafting!