Hi everyone! Today is a new challenge at The House of Cards. We are looking at using metallics in our creations. this is kinda a blast from the past for me.
I went through my studio looking for something that would work. I came across this aluminum tape and remembered a long ago technique from Tim Holtz- before he was a household name in the stamping community.
I don't really have a name for this technique, may be some of you will recognize it and let me know what to call it.
Here is a photo tutorial on how I created this shiny silvery card.
I used a roll of aluminum tape and a piece of cardboard. ( the cardboard backing from a pack of StampinUp paper worked perfect!)
Using this set of dies from Julie Ebersole, I die cut several flowers and leaves. Depending on your die cutting machine you may need an extra shim. I have a Big Shot and still used an extra metallic shim.
Create a pleasing arrangement. Then apply some strips of double sided tape on the card and adhere the die cuts back on the card.
Lay the metallic tape over the die cuts on the card stock panel.
Apply a second strip of the tape so the die cuts are completely covered. Yes, I know you are going to say, "Sue T. there is a piece of the die showing." I know, I trimmed that section off to keep the strips of tape to two.
Using a ball tip stylus go back and really define the image.
Once that is all done I highlighted the flowers and leaves with Copic markers which will dry on the aluminum tape.
Just think of all the different dies you can use this technique with. I hope when you enter this months challenge at The House of Cards, I will see some of your creations using this old school technique.