Saturday, August 1, 2015

House of Cards August Challenge- Metallics

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 your finger go over the tape and press the tape down on the card base, so the image appears.

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. 


Mynn Kitchen said...

Sue---THIS BLOWS ME AWAY! This is SO gorgeous, friend! I am totally gonna have to get me some aluminum tape and try this technique! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

What a pretty card, so much shine and depth! Donna T. HOC

Merethe Arstein said...

This is a great way on makeing embossed feeling on a card.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Susanne Vargas said...

Cool technique - thanks for the photo tutorial - and a striking card!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sue! I just made journal cover using that technique! If you have to buy the tape at Home Depot now it is very expensive for a roll. Thank goodness Ranger Ink now sells sheets of it in hand A2 size!
Have a great day!
Donna HOC Teamie

Dotty Jo x said...

What an unusual idea... Such a clever take on the challenge theme, Jo x (HOC Teamie)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Sue, this is STUNNING! I've never thought of using the tape on cards, but I might have to having seen this.

Em, HOC teamie

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! Love all of the details, and the tutorial. Great take on this months challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

so easy and I understand the step by step
clever tutorial and clever card love the color on the flower and leaves too
great DT card Sue
you are rock girl
hugs, Monika (teamie and see you soon on my Metallics card)

Toni said...

Neat! I think we have some aluminum tape in the garage so I can totally give this a whack!

HOC DT teamie

linda said...

oh, wow, i love the texture and the silvery shimmer and that you've share this tutorial!

Michele Henderson said...

Sue, this is just about the most creative idea I've seen! I can't believe you got duct tape to look so lovely! Beautiful!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue! I love how you've created your background with aluminum duct tape! So beautiful! Fab tutorial too!
Tammy x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool idea, Sue! Aluminum tape - genius! Such a pretty result!

heather said...

Thanks for the tutorial on what looks to be a fun technique to try. Time for a trip the the hardware store ;) Lovely card, too !

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful card! And great tutorial! Thanks!
Lilian HOC teamie
The Leaf Studio

Daen'Ys said...

Great technic, super tutorial and splendid result!!! Love this cool idea!!
Hugs, Rosi

Jane Knudsen said...

This is so cool! And really - it is easy to do thanks to your great tutorial! Beautifully done!! jane hoc teamie

Katy said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Big Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate :)

Barbara Rankin said...

This is such a fun technique, and your card is gorgeous. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT