Thursday, 4 August 2016
Freshly Made Sketches #248
Hello my lovely friends! I do hope this finds you well and having a great week! Today, I have a card for one of my favourite challenges that I have woefully neglected for quite some time . . . you all know what life can be, don't you . . . it just gets in the way sometimes!
Anywho, when I saw this sketch over on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog . . .
. . . everything just fell into place. I already had the front panel with the score lines, to represent the horizontal of the strip in the sketch and the 'faux metal' leaves from a video I had followed on You Tube - I've just looked for it, to link it, and do you know, I can't find it anywhere? I will tell you how it was done after the pictures, as usual. Here you go.
First I made a plain white card base and adhered the panel with the hand-scored lines and mounted it to the front of the card base with a piece of craft foam - that was a mistake, I will explain later - then, I mounted the leaves, the first one flat to the card and the second with clear foam tape.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder . . . yep! that's right, you saw it back there didn't you? That was my mistake, I should have done that before I mounted it on to the card!! Well hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? The panel - predictably - warped! I cussed a little, I don't mind admitting, at my own stupidity and shoved it under a heavy book.
When I came back to it, it was much improved, and I finished it off with a few of my dew drops. I don't think it is too noticeable now - thankfully - and, hopefully, I'll remember to think it through completely before I start, but I was excited to see the end result.
Now, back to the faux metal leaves. I took some white, layering card-stock and crumpled it up into a ball. Then I flattened it out again with my hands, so the wrinkles stayed in it.
Then, I covered them with Versamark and sprinkled some copper and some gold EP's in patches and heat set. Then I repeated the process for a second layer - you can do this as many times as you want, the more the layers, the smoother the finish - and that was done.
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