Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vintage Destiny


Have you tried metal tooling yet? Here is a card I made featuring a lovely quote from Quietfire Design stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink.

I ran some Dark Chocolate Metal from Ten Seconds Studio through my Cuttlebug using a Labels 4 die to create and emboss the frame. I also die cut and embossed a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Doily Accents border from the same metal, then lightly sanded the highpoints to highlight.

The dressform was made by rubbing the label-shaped metal over a section of a Kabuka mold from Ten Seconds Studio, then refining, scratching with a brass brush, and burnishing. I used spackle to fill in the puffed up area so it would not dent with handling.

The ribbon was some cheap polyester or nylon ribbon from Wal-mart. It was originally a tan colour and I wanted it to be richer, in keeping with the metal. So I tried Walnut Distress Stain and was very pleased with how it dyed the ribbon with just a few swipes and dried almost instantly.

The only tricky bit with this card was finding some adhesive dots small enough to secure the pointy parts of the border at the vertical edges where it had been cut off. I ended up taking my smallest Zots and cutting them in thirds to tuck under the metal to hold it down.

Hope you enjoy your weekend and find some time to try something new, too!


13 comments:

dorothy in bc by the sea said...

HI Charmaine from beautiful bc by the sea. I'm not sure which direction to wave at you, I live on the mainland in Powell River. It is so nice to find a Canadian blog and one that is so beautiful. I just discovered your blog a few minutes ago.I think I will be visiting you frequently, I've already subscribed and added you to my favourites bar. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine we are, over on the pearl of the sunshine coast.
Your blog is beautiful by the way LOL
dorothy in bc by the sea

Yogi said...

very nice. those kabuka molds are lots of fun to use.

geopam said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you used the SB die as the "window" and then the TSS mold as the "picture" - very nicely done! You are very talented and I am just a tad envious :) Thanks for the inspiration on another way of doing things...pam :)

Wanda H said...

Fabulous card!!!

Ruby's Girl said...

Wow this is a great post once again. Thanks for the info and I will try this one of these days too.
Judy

Neet said...

A beautiful card and lots of ideas to take from it. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card!! TFS!

liannallama said...

Stunning! I love the metal work and the border looks awesome!

Sandie R said...

This is a real beauty Charmaine. Love the metal work with all it's detail. Also thanks for the Tutorial the other day, now maybe I can use my butterfly stamps with the SB dies.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for showing me I can use the Nesties on the TSS!

Robyn said...

great collage take on the theme. Love the metal work with the mold.
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand
http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/

Therese said...

Great job!!! Love the embossed border!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

Wanda H said...

Wonderful card!!!!