13 February 2010

Under the wire…

I’m just squeaking by today in a couple of ways. First, tomorrow is my dad’s birthday so I decided I’d better make a card for him!! You know me—the ultimate procrastinator. I’m also squeaking by using said card for the Gingersnap Creations GC39 Color Challenge—Metallics (the deadline is tomorrow). First, let me say that the picture sucks! I’ll try to post a better one tomorrow when I have natural light. I also noticed that the whole thing has kind of slid down a bit—guess I’d better fix that, too!!


Let me just say that EVERYTHING on this card is metallic! The base of the card is Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold cardstock—it’s also used as a mat. The other layers are metallic bronze and metallic copper. I bought these papers right after Christmas at Marco’s, but didn’t realize until I got home that they were text weight and not cardstock. So, for this card I’ve mounted the papers onto cardstock to give them some weight. The rearmost layer is the bronze with Rock Candy crackle paint and then gold metallic rub-on massaged into the cracks. The next bronze layer was run through the Cuttlebug with the distressed stripe embossing folder, and then I rubbed some of the gold rub-on onto the raised areas. The image is from the Artistic Outpost “The Outpost” set. I embossed with copper metallic embossing powder on the copper metallic paper. The coppers didn’t match real well, so I took some of the metallic rub-on stuff—this time in a brown color—and rubbed all over the whole thing to blend everything together. I wanted to do some sort of funky embellishing, so I stitched a random mixture of copper and gold seed beads around the bottom gold mat using copper craft wire. It was finished off with a Tim Holtz thingy. Whew! It doesn’t look that special considering all that work, does it??  Oh well—my dad will like it. He is probably the biggest fan of my cards—he loves to get them.