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Friday, January 21, 2011

Metal on cards - Masculine card

I needed to create a Masculine card for one of the swaps I host on my Favorite MB. And my first thought was the great Motorcycle Stampin Up had available last year. Now I will say that I did see this card someplace else, and I can't remember the name of the gal that made it. I did however make some changes. Stampin' Up used to have great metallic papers, but sadly they aren't available. So I made my own! Here's how I did it.

First I took a piece of plain white cardstock and ran it through my adhesive machine. Then I laid that on top of some plain old tinfoil that I had in my kitchen and smoothed it out.

Once that was done, I trimmed it down to the size piece that I needed.

Then I ran it through my BigShot using the Square Lattice embossing folder by Stampin' Up.

Next I used my Mat Pack and pen to make marks where I wanted my large eyelets to go. (This thing is a lifesaver!!)

Then I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes, and set the eyelets.

I wanted my image to sort of look like you were looking at the cycle on an angle so I stamped it kind of crooked.

Next I colored the cycle, and then used a Silver Pen to go along the edge so it had the appearance of a silver mat.

Then I matted a red (also made some Ballet Blue, which is now retired) piece of cardstock on top of some Basic Black, and did the same with the white piece which I had the cycle images on.

And Voila! The finished cards!

Just goes to show that there are things all over your house which you could use to make your cards with!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


shersl84bed said...

I love your card, great technique. Very creative. Thank you for giving a tutorial on how you did it. I think I will make a few of these myself now.

Smiles, Sher

Joy said...

I love that idea! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing and for the step by step instructions!

Mandy said...

You are so clever! I think this is a great card for a guy!

Michelle said...

Oh wow I love these. I have tons of Bike enthusiests in my family.
Like the idea of using Tin Foil. I thought that was clever.

Karelj said...

Wow! You're really on a roll! I love this amazing card! I've left you an award on my blog in today's post. Head on over and check it out! karelj at http://karelj.blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Congrats on your Etsy shop and I love this masculine card!!! Great job with the tutorial too:) TFS