Sunday, June 27, 2010

Faux Metal

Faux Metal - a technique I've been wanting to try for quite some time. For some reason I thought it would be more difficult which is probably why it caused some hesitation. Turn out better than I imagined.

Used Basic Black as the base of the card.  Made a layer using Brushed Gold and embossed that with Gold Powder and Versamark using the Bella Toile background stamp - one of my favorites.

On a small piece of Brushed Gold, covered it with Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. While it was still hot, added more Embossing Powder. Repeated that about 4 times. Once I liked the thickness of all that embossing I put the bird image from Of The Earth while it was still hot and let it rest for a few minutes to cool.  Once the image has cooled completely I trimmed it and layered it to a piece of Basic Black.  Added Black Satin Ribbon and some Gold Cord.  I love the dramatic effect this created.

Frankii is already for Canada Day sportin' his new scarf.

He sure loves his new bone.  He's been carrying it around ever since he got it.  I'm surprised he's not sleeping with it.

A La Prochaine.


Kathie McGuire said...

Look at that little angel! So adorable. Frankii, you are so beautiful and a magnificent looking doggie. Have fun with your new toy!! (Love the Faux Metal card that you mom made!!)

Shelley said...

Beautiful card. I've fallen in love with your dogs, lol.