Hi friends! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and you’re doing something fun! It’s so serene glancing up and seeing it snow out my studio window while I craft! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve been having a blast playing with my alcohol pearls and created another really pretty background that I used for this ‘metal’ birthday card. The current challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is SOS465 Full METAL Jacket and I created this background specifically to enter into that challenge! I typically create my alcohol ink backgrounds on vellum but I used acetate for this one and it turned out just as cool as those on vellum! I see lots more of these backgrounds in my future! ;)
I dropped Ranger Elixir, Divine, Opulent, Intense, Scorch, Radiant Alcohol Pearls onto a piece of Grafix Craft Plastic, pounced a Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool with Felt to distribute the alcohol pearls, and then pressed Spellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil onto it when it was almost dry for some pretty gold veining. I cut a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pearl Canvas Textured Surf cardstock and Hygloss Gold Metallic Foil cardstock which I layered together and then adhered to the card base. I trimmed the inked panel and adhered it to the card front, then added a sentiment that I die cut from the gold metallic foil cardstock. The finishing touch was adding three gold rim pearls.
Here’s a close-up so you can see how pretty this ‘metal’ surface is, especially with the gold foil veining!
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the gold metallic foil cardstock and CutCardStock Pearl Canvas Textured Surf cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set in Catherine Pooler Skylight ink and layered the panel on gold metallic foil and then again on the surf cardstock.
And one more peek… this is pretty high up there on my list of favorite cards that I’ve ever created in all the years I’ve been making cards! Love, love, love!
Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #3-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: March #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #121 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafty Catz: #585 – Anything Goes w/ optional CAS
5. Fab ‘n’ Funky: #546 – Dies or Stencils
6. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #282 – Make Your Own Background
7. Use Your Stuff: #442 – Birthday
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pearl Canvas Textured Surf cardstock, Hygloss Gold Metallic Foil cardstock
Stamps: Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger Elixir, Divine, Opulent, Intense, Scorch, Radiant Alcohol Pearls; Catherine Pooler Skylight ink
Dies/Punches: Scrapbook.com Celebrate die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool with Felt, Grafix Craft Plastic, Spellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Gold Rim Pearls, Trinity Pick Up Stick
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this ‘metal’ birthday card as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)