Father's Day Metal

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ever since I made my Faux Metal Art project, I have been looking for ways to incorporate Inka Gold into my creations. (Eventually, I'll get around to posting those creations.) ;) Well, Father's Day is almost here, so a manly card is in order, and what better time to add a little faux metal, right? ;-)
This card's design is from the Viva la Verve May 2014 Week 5 sketch, and I have to admit, when I saw that sketch, I almost decided to just skip it and let this month's VLV challenge go. But, then I saw a really cool die from MFT stamps that reminded me of riveted steel. Perfect! I cut the strips from kraft cs, added several colors of Inka Gold, gave them a good buff, and voila! Faux metal! For the Father's Day banner, I first covered a piece of kraft cs with Inka Gold, buffed it, then heat embossed the Father's Day sentiment with copper ep. To give it a little more dimension, I curved the center of the banner a little and attached it with Coll-All 3D glue. I used Coll-All to attach the "metal" strips, too. The bg was distressed by inking the edges of the paper, tearing it in a couple of places, and adding more age with a few splatters of watered down Inka Gold, and random stamping using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a couple of pieces of wrapped candy. Yep, you read that right...wrapped candy. I had a square of Dove chocolate and a wrapped Jolly Rancher candy in a basket on my table, so I inked up the bottom of the chocolate piece and the crinkly twisted end of the Jolly Rancher and stamped just like using a regular stamp. 

The circular images were heat embossed in silver, onto paper that I had first watercolored with Inka Gold. To distress them, I tapped a little Versamark in a few places, then dipped them in Distress Embossing Powder.
I did minimal stamping on the inside of the card, and threw in another faux metal strip to "anchor" the white panel. This card was quite fun to make! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve May 2014 Week 5 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Paper Issues: The World is a Circle
The Paper Shelter Challenge #160: Make it Manly


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NicoleDesigns said...

This is very unique.... love it... thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge... xo Nikki

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is fabulous, such wonders you achieved with that inka gold and how clever to use your candy wrappers with your stamping!

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful Fathers day card, fab texture and design.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! The metal looks so METAL! The banner looks more like a purchased embellishment than something handmade. Wow, again! I need to study up on your technique. It is so cool!

Sue Lelli said...

What a FAB idea ~ faux metal! Terrific Father's Day card, Cheryl!

Gail said...

You have hit a home run with this card. This is the most totally fabulous guy card I have seen. I think this is a card that, if I gave it to my husband, he's cherish it and put it on the shelf over his desk to admire. This is totally great and your art work is A+++++. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week! Hugs, Gail