Greetings fellow crafters and welcome to another Tip Top Tuesday Challenge. For this challenge we are using metal or Faux metal. So there is such a story to tell about this card....4 weeks of trying to figure out how I was going to make faux metal.
I love challenges and well...this WAS quite a challenge! Once I was inspired by the peacock image by Too Cute for Jessica I was then in a conumdrum about how to put it into a format for a card. Weeks and weeks of picking up that peacock and gettng nowhere and then putting it down on the craft table and walking away from it for a few days. This went on and on and on.....
So for better or worse here is my faux metal card creation...
You can find a tutorial on how to make around easel card here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.
I won with the card
This is my first Easel Card! I chose to make a round one. So lots of firsts for this challenge! You can find a tutorial to make your own Round Easel card under the Tutorial tab at the top.
i used black gesso and opalite to create the faux metal look. Lots of layers and then ran the body of the peacock through the cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing folder. I printed out the peacock patterned cardstock by finding a picture from Google. I copied, pasted, sized and printed.
Here's a side view of the card.
I used my cricut for most if not all the peices on the card.See the product list below. I hope you enjoyed veiwing my card and are inspired not only to try some fauz metal techniques yourself but also to join in our challenge. You can find the Tip Top Tuesday challenge here.
Hero Art sentimtent stamp
Copper brads by Recollections
button from my stash
green and Tourquise ribbon
Viva Decor pearl pen in Copper, Bronze, Silver & Gold
Devine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder
Swiss Dots Cuttle bug embossing folder
jewelry wire and small pearl stickers for the eye and headdress of the peacock
card base Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
scalloped border Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
medium circle Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Pretty Peacocks cut file by Too Cute by Jessica
Now it's your turn....go make something beautiful!