I think I went a little overboard on this heavy metal! Heavy...because this is the weightiest card I've ever made. Maybe 5 pounds? Okay, more likely 3 pounds 5 ounces, LOL. Metal...because this has 7 kinds of metal on it for August's Rockin' it Heavy Metal Style challenge on Deb & Julie's Y.K.Y.R. blog. I wanted to see how many kinds of "metal" I could get onto one card:
Plain old metallic embossing (Light silver embossing powder on the main Basic Gray card & Dark gun-metal silver e.p. on the band across the bottom)
The newer Faux-Metal Stamping: where you emboss in silver on glittery silver cardstock:
Altered Brads: I glued some gems to some of these (with Crystal Effects) and layered them with metal flowers. I glittered some brads with Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds. (Lots more on altered brads here.)
Metal # 5
Metal embellishments: I used Platinum Hodge Podge Hardware & the new Stampin' Up! Filigree metal Flowers...
Metal # 6
Scalloped metal mat: made by gluing tinfoil to cardstock & scalloping it. I punched holes in the scallop & added gems And added two embossed lines with my Scor-Pal
Metal # 7
2 kinds of Faux metal Tin Tile (plain tin & tin painted with Gesso.) It's made with tinfoil, a Cuttlebug, & a Scor-Pal. [Tutorial to follow in the next post...]
Tutorial on the Tin Tile technique here.
Happy Stampin' you stampalicious Stampers! :o)
P.S. My Duh, forgot to list stamps used. The flowers in the circle are from Fancy Pants From the Garden. The sentiment uses Warmest Regards (the word "Happy") and Happy Everything (the words "For You"