Friday, 8 May 2015

Inspired by Pinterest Day 5

This week I have definitely been inspired by looking at Pinterest.  I love to learn new techniques and when I found this one on the Splitcoaststampers site I had to have a go.

The example they show is the making of faux metal tiles but I thought of making a background.  It is a relatively quick and easy technique which I adapted from the instructions that are given.

Another interesting point of this card was the fact that I was recycling the background card, something that we are encouraged to do.

So......... this is what I used

Side of a cereal packet (this is my recycled bit).
Double sided adhesive sheet
Kitchen tin foil
Silver mirri board 
Black card
Black acrylic paint
White card
Dutch Doobadoo Mask art flower window A5
Woodware clear magic stamps JGCL 572 Daisy Layers 
Black Momento ink pad
Craftwork cards - Elegance Tag Everyday Messages
Koi colouring brush pens
Chameleon alcohol pens
Metallic silver Gelly Rollpen
Very fine sandpaper or Woodware distressing nail file
Wide soft paint brush
Die cutting / embossing machine
Embossing rubber mat

This is how I completed the card.

1 Take the empty cereal packet or any other box  and cut a panel of the card to the size you want also cut a piece of double sided adhesive sheet and a piece of regular kitchen tin foil. The tin foil should be larger than the finished panel.  Try to keep this piece as flat and smooth as possible ( although for additional texture the odd crease won't affect it.)

2 Take the double sided adhesive sheet and peel back one of the protective sheets at one of the edges (only about 1'') and place the sticky edge on to the cereal card panel.  Once in the right position press down to adhere full and slowly continue to remove the protective sheet smoothing this down as you go.  Make sure that the 2 are really adhered to each other.

3 Place the smooth tin foil on to a smooth surface (I made sure the the brighter side of the foil was down.  Remove the 2nd protective sheet and place this on to the foil.  Make sure that this is rubbed on to the foil so that there is good adhesion.

4 Attach the Dutch Doobadoo mask to the panel using low tack tape make sure that the mask contacts the foil side of the panel and using the rubber embossing mat pass this through the die cutting machine.  I passed the panel through a couple of times just to make sure that I had a good solid embossed design.   

5 This panel is now painted with the black paint ( you can do this any colour).  Try to get a smooth even coverage, that goes into all the nooks and crannies.

6 Put this panel to one side and allow it to dry completely, take the daisy layers stamps and stamp one of the large daisy, 4 of the small daisy and 3 leaves using the Momento Ink pad.

7 Colour all the flowers and leaves.  The centres of the flowers were coloured with the Koi colouring brush pens and a silver Metallic Gelly Roll pen.  Cut out all the flowers and leaves. Shape the flowers and leaves so that when they are attached to the card they give added dimension.  

8 Take the Elegance Tag Everyday message piece and go around the edge with black.  This will help to make the sentiment pop from the card.

9 When the acrylic paint is completely dry take some fine sand paper or one of the distressing nail files , make sure you don't go too hard or the tin foil will be shredded and torn and go gently over the panel. Sand back until you have the desired effect. When sanding don't just go in one direction keep changing.

10 Trim the edge of the foil back to the edge of the panel or alternatively fold the surplus edges over to the back of the panel.

11 Cut the silver mirri and black matts and place on to your card blank along with the embossed panel

12 Take the flowers and leaves and place them on to your card in your own design.  The sentiment tag is attached using 3D foam.

So there you have it  your completed card and what was for me a new technique.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

I hope you like the card, thanks for stopping by.


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