They haven't run a challenge for some time so I was delighted when I saw that they had another on the go. Their design team produced some gorgeous samples based on 'faux finishes' and the challenge is to use one or more of these techniques in your project.
The challenge at The Stamp Man this week is 'Make It For A Man'. I will also show my card here as I do like to join in with their challenges when I possibly can.
One of my favourite techniques is to use metal tape from B&Q in my crafting so I chose to use the faux antique metal technique on a Father's Day card for my father in law. Luckily he doesn't look at this blog so I know it's safe to show it here. I think if my Father were still alive he would certainly have liked this card and the techniques used.
|The main elements I used. When I'd put these together I decided to add another layer and some 'faux' rivets which are not featured here I'm afraid.
|The completed card.
|In this image you can see the middle layer which is a sheet of music that has been coloured with shades of Distress Ink.
At the side of the image you can see the 'faux' rivets I made from eyelets and paper fasteners which I added for extra detail.
|Before attaching the 'metal' elements' I added some embossing powder to create a halo effect on certain parts of the design. You can see it here around the word 'LO'.