Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time for Metallics!

Hello Everybody!

The new challenge has posted at House of Cards, and I hope you join us as we use Metallics in our cards this month.

When I first saw this as the challenge I was super excited.  What was I going to make?  There's Mynn's video and all of the fun metal things I could add to a card....And then I was overwhelmed--LOL-There are so many things I could do!

So I [finally!] settle on a metallic background called Eroded Metal from Tim Hotlz (his Chemistry 102 class and his 3rd Compendium of Curiosities book).

I learned this eroded metal technique in Tim Holtz's Chemistry 102 class but I found a video of him demonstrating this at a show.  You can see it here.

Here is how my background looked before I added anything:

I love the patina feel and the copper.  Very cool!

After layering some black inks, stamps, and the sentiment, I too this picture so that you can see that the metallic shiny is still there:

The happy birthday are Tim's Sizzix thinlets, the gears is a stencil from Clear Scraps, and the number stamps at the bottom are from 7 Gypsies.  I used Tim's Distress Paints for the technique.

Thank you for stopping by today!  There is more beautiful inspiration from our DT so be sure to see their projects.  And we can't wait to see what you make! 

I would also like to link this up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

Until next time my friends...stay golden ;)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! LOVING that shimmer!!!!!!1

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO cool, Katie! I LOVE this fabulous background--it's amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

What an awesome background Katie, and less is best on embellishing something so stunning! Donna T HOC

Merethe Arstein said...

Nice work on getting that erroded metal feel.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Katy

Love this background technique!
Have a great day!
Donna HOC Teamie

Graciellie Design said...

Love the effects on the background paper! Beautiful work! Hugs, Gracie / HOC

StephC said...

Love it! I totally suck at this type of card style, so I love it when I see someone creates one that is gorgeous, like this one. Great job with this months challenge!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Such a wonderful background!! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Toni said...

Stay golden--LOL! Love the effect you've achieve--that's watercolor paper?

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks amazing - such a great look! Jo x (HOC DT friend)

Michele Henderson said...

I love this pretty patina look, Katy! Very pretty card!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

sue t. said...

So very cool, love how the gears show through the background! Great guy card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So cool, that shimmery background!

Monika Reeck said...

Sweety I love your patina feel and the copper too

its really cool
do you made tutorial too for this
I love this card
is it manly card
it has color for manly card
Great post Katy
see you soon on my Metallics card
Monika (HOC Teamie)

Lilian YF said...

Great card!!! Love it!
Lilian HOC teamie
The Leaf Studio

heather said...

What an awesome background/technique ! Heather HOC teamie

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful background Katy
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Daen'Ys said...

A very beautiful male card! Love how you created the colors and the patina.
Hugs, Rosi

Jane Knudsen said...

This is super cool! I love it! jane hoc teamie

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this is amazing.. totally love it..

Angi Barrs said...

Super beautiful! Love the colors!

Kim said...

Cool technique!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, great technique, and your card is fabulous!
HOC teamie