Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Metallic Play Date

 So me and metallic don't really go together :(  but I tried to make us fit anyway

This week's colors over at The Play Date Cafe are all about the metallic. I knew I probably wouldn't *LOVE* my card no matter what I did, they call it a "challenge" for a reason. However, I got to stamp on aluminum foil so, there's that :)

extra anxiety* they threw nude into the mix when you know I love me some stark white . . .I trudged on . . .

First I should say that I own ZERO metallic paper. It's just not something I keep in my stash. So I covered white card stock with aluminum foil to create my silver hear. After I die cut it into a heart I embossed it with swiss dots. I adhered the heart to my nude panel then die cut the smaller hearts. 

I covered a strip of white in versamark ink then coated the entire thing in gold embossing powder. Once it had cooled I adhered it to my card base and the nude panel went on top. 

The sentiment originally says "made" with love, so I did some masking to leave off the made. I also stamped in archival ink so it would actually show on the foil. 

Here is a close up to show how shiny that gold *actually* is!

I know the colors aren't my usually deal and I think I like it as well as I can like a card with no bright colors lol. I am glad I tried it though because trying new things helps you grow, plus I already have an idea to use that foil in a way that is more my style :)

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. stunning card... i love it!

  2. I wasn't enthused with this challenge either, and didn't even try.....after seeing your card I wish now I had. Great job, the silver and gold really show up nicely, even on that nude :)) Was it difficult to stamp on the foil? Seems like it would slide around and not dry?

  3. Kelly, you are the Macgyver of card making! Look at you with your no-gold-n-silver-paper card! Great techniques and good for you for leaving your comfort zone!

  4. I think your card is really beautiful:) I really struggled with the colours this week too - one of the hardest challenges I have done for a while! Your card design is fab, hugs x x

  5. Ever so glad you trudged on, Kelly, because you've done pure justice to this week's color palette! This is yummy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Awesome job! I love how you tackled the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  7. Congratulations, Kelly, on your PDCC shoutout for your unique and beautiful card! I'd say you and metallic go just fine together!!