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'.|
Julia I love this. So clever to create the halo effect with embossing powder. I've managed to get some of this and it will be in my next two posts. One question - which die cut set have you used for your lettering?ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your considerable talent. Hugs, Buttons x
Ahh WOW I absolutely LOVE that metal tape! I am going to have to get some! Can you give me a clue as to what it looks like packaged so that I know where to look? I would really appreciate it! This car dis so beautiful. I'm sure your father-in-law will love it, and that your dad would have too. M xReplyDelete
A breathtaking piece, just fantastic.ReplyDelete
Wow your card is so beautiful - who knew you could create such lovely things with tape from B&Q!!! Thanks for sharing it with us all XReplyDelete
Love your faux metal embellishments (especially that balloon) and they make a wonderful card. Bet your father in law will love it.ReplyDelete
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Julia, this is gorgeous, I am loving your faux metal technique!! I have that embossing folder but it sure never looked this good. You have done an amazing job.......A xReplyDelete
Mouth open wide that's FAB !!!ReplyDelete
I was so struck by your card I forgot to congratulate you on your win :)ReplyDelete
For someone who doesn't like making mens cards you sure have done a fine job here. Are you converted to cogs and stuff now? BJReplyDelete
Hey Julia, thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog. And thank you for becoming my newest follower!! Claire xReplyDelete
Hey, thanks for you kind comment on my card...This is amazing; the effect looks so cool.ReplyDelete
I just love it !
Very lovely card. The aged metail details are gorgeous, the composition and the colours you choose, too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn :-)
Hi Julia, I'm trying to find some time today to catch up on my commenting, I'm so behind! Your metal embossing is fabulous and thank you for explaining your technique. Congrats on your Artful Times win too. Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend. xxReplyDelete
Your father's day card is outstanding! Wow he will be pleased.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, I was drawn over here by Buttons blog as she'd done some flowers inspired by your gorgeous insulating tape flowers which I will definitely be trying as I have some.ReplyDelete
Now following you too.
Hugs, Fliss xx
Wow this is fab and I'm sure your FIL will love it as much as I do and congratulations on winning the artful times challege xReplyDelete
Fantastic card, beautiful faux metal workReplyDelete
Thanks for entering our challenge
Spectacular! Love the way you used that EF. I just used it myself but on kraft glassine... your metal is amazing!ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, Fabulous card, Love the way you have used the 'metal' with the EF. Must try some of this tape.ReplyDelete
Oooh, thats a fabulous card! I haven't made my dads Fathers Day card yet so thanks for the inspiration. I have some metal tape from the hardware store that I'm going to try your technique on. I suspect its the same thing or at least the American equivalent. I also appreciate you noting that you used the acrylic paint to get the aged look...I tried inks on some other metal pieces I die cut and it just kept rubbing off. So frustrating! :) Silly me, anyways. Found you through BJ(http://ccraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/woyww-157-atc-city.html) and woyww and I'm glad I did!:) CheersReplyDelete
Ohh I love the way you've used that metal tape, I'm a big fan of it and have used it in several projects but not as lovely as yours great work xReplyDelete
This is a fabulous effect, a really lovely card.ReplyDelete