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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Group 8: Metallics

Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!  Group 8 is sharing their creations with you today for 
our current challenge

Create a card using

But first we're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing!  Here's Karen's tutorial for creating metallic embellishments.

Using Embossing Powder

VIP: Versamark Ink Pad; 
EP: Embossing Powder; UTEE: ultra thick embossing enamel

  
Apply VIP to a flower die cut and sprinkle with EP, use heat gun to melt. 
Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point. 

 

  

After the first layer of EP has melted and cooled, apply VIP and EP, heat again.

Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point.

  
After the second layer of EP has cooled apply VIP and EP, heat again.

Be very careful because the EP is very hot at this point.

Using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

 
Ink up you die cut with the VIP and sprinkle the UTEE granules over the top.

 
You can see how big the UTEE granules are and how more they cover. Melt UTEE.  
Once cool, repeat this step at least once, but preferably, twice more.

Be very careful because the UTEE is very hot at this point.

The finished UTEE piece - love that shine!

On the left is the UTEE piece and on the right is the EP.

One thing you need to be aware of when creating these embellishments is that the die cut with the four layers of the EP tends to crack.  Great if you want that look but not so good if you don’t!

Tools & Supplies for Metalizing your Die Cuts
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; Craft heat mat to protect your worktop
Card Paper: die cuts or cut shapes that you want to metalise
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Versamark ink pad; WOW EP: gold; Ranger Platinum UTEE
Misc: piece of paper to pop EP/UTEE back into its’ pot with


Now take a peek at what the group 8 team has for you...




Thank you so much for taking time to check out Group 8's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge.
We love to see your creations! 
 Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back on the 1st of the month with a new challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team.
Until then…
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Groupe 7: Metallics

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 7 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...

Create a card with using this word cue...



We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity going!
Here's Rosi/Daen'Ys with her "Embossed Foil" Tutorial:



... please click on the images to enlarge!



Embossing folder - I've used "Boho Chic" from Stampin'Up




... you can also do this step with any other machine - Big Shot ect.






Thanks for watching :)


And here are some fantastic creations from our Design Team....




Pat



Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 7's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Group 6: Metallics

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!

Our current challenge is...
Use metallics on your card!


We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity going!
Here's Lilian with "Heat Embossed and Foiled Die Cuts" Video Tutorial:



- Hello! Lilian here... I have a Video Tutorial on how I made the embellishments for my card: heat-embossed butterfly and foiled die-cut "hello". Hope you like it! -




Group 6 is also sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...






Thanks so much for taking time to check out the cards created by Group 6!  We hope you join in our current challenge, We can't wait to see what you make! We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team.

Until then, Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Group 5: Metallics

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 5 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...



To create a card using Metallics




But first...here's a photo tutorial by Shawna to inspire you!

Finished card: Total time to create approx.40 minutes

Here are some supplies you are going to need to complete this project.
Die cut a shape on a piece of clear acetate to create a mask.
Tip: Keeping acetate that comes with stamp sets is a perfect material for any mask.
Taped the mask to the cardstock.
Tip: Adhere the tape to your arm first then add it to your project;
that way it won't be as sticky and might rip your paper.
Sponged the paper using the mask to transfer the shape using
Distress Ink: Black Soot and Weathered Wood. Black Soot on the outer edges and
the Weathered Wood for the center. Making sure they blend 
The distress ink takes awhile
to dry leaving you enough time to apply the Perfect Pearls.
You can use any metallic color but I chose the classic pearl for this project.
Now the magic begins!!
Generously apply the powder and swipe any excess off your
project. Then take a towel and rub the area to get more excess off
and achieve a consistent sheen
With the consistent sheen I decided to add more Black Soot on
top of the powder for a bit more dimension.
This shows the shape with the mask off and in the light.
Wonderful metallic sheen.
And this is what it looks like out of the light.
Now it is time to stamp our image. Here I am using a stamp
from Stampendous that was inked up using Dye Ink .
Rounded corners.
Sponging edges in Black Soot creating a
distressed and aged look.
Mounted the image to black cardstock. Then trimmed
1/16" using perfect borders as a guide.
Added sentiment using the same ink as the image.


My craft space after this project.
I have to clean it up for my next project.

Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....




Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 5's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!