Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boy Cards: Distressing and Inca Gold

It is a a fine Saturday in Texas.  The sun is shining, lawns are being mowed and the Bluebonnets are in full bloom.  We are heading out to Tyler for day 2 of the dressage show.  No crafting today and while I did finish 2 cards, decided to share some past cards.  The ones I am sharing today is using Tim Holtz big dies, embossing folders and Inca Gold metallic paste.  Just saying, I love Inca Gold!!, especially for that multicolor translucent effect.

If you look close you can see the corrosion on the bumper.

  • The First card is using the old car die, and cogs by Tim Holtz.  This was for a man, no frills.  Embossing was highlighted with Inca Gold, The cogs were cut out and also inked with the Inca Gold in various colors to get that rusted metallic effect.  The car: a delight to make.  I used a silver embossing powder and layered it several times to get that raised effect.  Then I used    a thick clear embossing powder, almost like raw sugar in size and sprinkled that on.  It gave a corroded effect to the metal. The car was colored with the metallic paste as well.  This was layered onto yardstick that had been distress, a tag added with a Tim Holtz element and some brads, a little ribbon and finished.  One of these times I will photo the process, but until then, just eye candy.
  • the second was using the clock die, also Tim Holtz.  Can you tell I love Tim and his distress line!!!  This too is a simple card.  There are die cuts, distressing, and inking with the metallic paste.  The embossing was highlighted with the metallic paste as well.  The tag was cut using a Spellbinders die, all layered onto printed card stock, then a brown card base and tied with a brown sparkling ribbon.  Simple and neat.  Not sure who the stamp was from, suspect Infinity Stamp Company.  I was needing something to tie in the clock and birthday, this worked just fine.  It was a man's card, no Frills.
  • Until next time, happy stamping, crafting or enjoying a little bit of "something"

Tim Holtz clock die and metallic paste by Inca Gold

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