Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Metallic rock ....

..... Morning all - it's a wonderful day here in Northville - blue skies, birds singing and I have all my family here with me - JOY!!  I managed to get some time in my craft room this morning too.  This card came together really quickly - I think I had a dream about it last night :)  Anyhoo - it's for two challenges:

I started with some Stampin' Up! very vanilla card and folded it to make my card base.  I inked up my favourite funky circles with Versamark, stamped directly on the card and then added gold and silver embossing powder to create a randomish pattern.  I stamped one of the graffiti images from Free Spirit on the card (using the second impression for a lighter image), over stamped the funky frame and embossed it.  I finished off by adding the simple sentiment "you rock".  I have a feeling that this might go to Ben!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Compact Sentiments II, Holiday Labels 14
Inks: Memento - Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle; Versamark
Spellbinders: Labels 14 (S4-290) #3
Accessories:  Embossing powders - silver and gold; Stampin' Up! - Very Vanilla Card

I took another photo of the card so that you can see just how lovely the shine is on the embossed detail - looks fabulous in the sunlight!!



Here are the challenge graphics:


There's still plenty of time to join in with our St Luke's Challenge to make a card for a teenager.  My son is 16½ so I tend to make cards that are a bit more graphic, grungy - teen boy like!  But I'll soon Kathryn will be wanting more "teenish" cards - she's a bit of a goth princess!  And there's a super prize too - a £10 voucher kindly donated by The Ribbon Girl, so get out your stamps and join the fun!

That's all for now - see you soon!

12 comments:

Ardyth said...

I love that technique of using more than one colour of embossing powder -your card looks fantastic!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah and love the idea of multicoloured Embossing poweders..
Great card for St Lukes also...


Anne

Michelle said...

Wow, Deborah! Your card has such amazing shine! I love it!

Craftilicious said...

love the mixed embossing - great idea!
Tara
x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, this is stunning, Deb...such shimmer and shine. I'm glad you photographed your side view because the illumination is so much more apparent. Lovely.

Pauline said...

That mix of metallic embossing powders looks fabulous, so shiny and a great design for a boy!

Stella said...

Wow; brillaint use of embossing; I love seen taht stamp before an dit looks fab in metallic. Love it!
XX

M said...

So great, especially when the light makes it shine! M x

Stella said...

Apologies for my horrible typing:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Deb! Lovin' the shimmery gold!

Karen M said...

Wow, Deborah! This is an amazing piece of art! I'm sure it was difficult to get the metallic bit just right but it looks amazing! Kx

~amy~ said...

Super duper fabulous! Love the metallic sheen! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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