Sunday, August 7, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media August Challenge

It is the beginning of the month and it is time to have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers for Mixed Media.  The challenge this month is Metal.  

We have some beautiful examples of projects using metals on the Happy Little Stampers site.

My creative brain went down many paths before I finally settled on what I wanted to try.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

I wrapped plain old aluminum foil around a piece of card stock.  I did add adhesive to the card stock so the foil would stick to it.  I then embossed the card stock in a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I rubbed some VersaMark ink on the embossed foil in random spots and then sprinkled navy blue embossing powder on.  I love how it just picks up some of the embossed areas.  It gives it a very rustic look.

I used my Silhouette and cut out some gears.  I colored them with ink.  The motorcycle was stamped with Versafine Ink and embossed with the navy blue embossing powder.

The sentiment is a sticker.

 I tied on a twine bow (keeping with the masculine theme.  Once the card was assembled I added some small metal pieces to the front of the card.  I splattered some more paint on the front of the card.

I am very pleased with how the card turned out considering I used the kitchen staple - aluminum foil.

I hope you will join us this month at Happy Little Stampers.


Inkyfingers said...

Wow Barb - what a fabulous man card! I love the grungy look and you were so creative with this technique.
Carol x

Seemaa said...

love this card Barb, so rustic and masculine ...

Catchy Sketch said...

Mixed media is just perfect for masculine cards! And I like the idea of embossing foil, that is already attached to cardstock! Thanks for this inspiration!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this card! - Great sentiment!
Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers!
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