Monday, February 7, 2011

Outlines Make It Metallic Challenge

Our team challenge this week for Outlines Rubber Stamp is to Make It Metallic; that is to make a card using Liquid Metal Acrylic Paint.  Please stop by and visit the rest of the incredibly talented team and see what they have created for you.

Bev Gerard, Jeanne Streiff, Jenny Gropp, Lisa Silver, Robin Kirkpatrick , Vicki Garrett

For my card, I decided to play with some more of Outlines fabulous layering flowers.  I used  Spotted Petals Medium and Small along with Striped Petals Medium and Small.  I began with a piece of tan card stock that had a basket weave pattern.  I painted it with Liquid Metallic Red, it gives the card stock a beautiful shimmer, similar to Bazill Bling.  Next I took some green card stock and painted it with Liquid Metallic Gold.  I stamped the Striped Petals onto the red metallic card stock along with this wonderful sentiment stamp called Embrace All.  I stamped with Versafine black ink and learned very quickly that it will not dry on the metallic paint, I had to heat set it quite thoroughly.  But I wanted the crisp stamping you get from Versafine.  Next came the Spotted Petals, I stamped them with Versafine onto Cryogen white paper then painted in the dots with metallic red.  I cut these out and then popped up each layer for some great dimension.  Click on the closeup to see the fabulous shimmer from the Liquid Metal paint.  I stamped Spotted Leaf onto the gold painted paper with Versafine Black, again heat setting it.  I used a couple of embossing folders for background texture and a gold Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the flower center as well as the pearl accents.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 


Renata van Miltenburg said...

Sandy, finaly found some time to stop by again! Your cards are so pretty and various. De details are very pretty and your coloring beautiful. It was a pleasure "walking" through your blog! Oh and I'm amazed that you find time to do something else than Karen's Doodles as much work you do for her!

Liefs, Renata

Bonnie Brown said...

That is a beautiful card. I have never seen the Liquid Metal Acrylic Paint. You created a stunning card with all the layering and great colors!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Sandy, gorgeous card. I love the spotty paper you have used for the flower. Not long to go now, getting quite excited..

Bev Gerard said...

What a beautiful combo of the red & gold! Thanks for the great tip about VersFine ink on metallic too. Your heating patience certainly paid off!


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Sandy. Great job with the metallic paints!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love this mixed flowers. That red is eye-catching too! Beautifully done!

Silvergirl said...

I really need to try painting cardstock, like you did here. So clever! And it's such a stunning look!