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 :)