Wednesday 17 July 2013

Ironwork Embellished

Hello, today I want to share a card using a home made heart and metal embellishment, it is for one of my son's colleagues who is getting married later this month.

Heart Ironwork Embellished card

Materials used: Kay and Co Striped paper, Green Satin Ribbon, Cotton Lace, Pearl and Cream Card, Penny Black Happiness stamp 4185F, Spellbinders Iron Works Motifs S5-059, Radiant Rectangles S5-161 and 5" x 7" Matting Basics A S6-001, Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Detail Black Embossing Powder, Ranger Alcohol Inks Pitch Black, Juniper and Blending solution, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Folia Craft Metal, Matte Glaz on, Plaster of Paris and Krafty Lady Art Mould Medium Floral Heart AM009.

The main card was cut out using the various dies and stamped and embossed, ribbon and lace was then wrapped around ready for the home made embellishment.

To create the embellishment, craft metal was cut using a spellbinders Ironwork Motif die and the Grand Calibur Machine GC-001.  Juniper Alcohol ink was then applied and allowed to dry (this is necessary to avoid the colours muddying when the black is applied). Then add black with a drop of blending solution. Wait a minute to dry and then adhere to the ribbon.

Take the heart mould and mix up some plaster of paris, pour and allow to set; then pop out of the mould. Leave to dry completely for a couple of days, then it will be ready to colour.  I used Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage distress markers (they look dark when first applied but lighten once dry. Add Imagine craft Matte Glaz on to seal and then adhere to card to finish.

I think this heart would work great with some metal wings behind too.

Thanks for joining me today, don't forget to check out our guest designer Silke's work over on the Penny Black Blog this week too.
Hugs Cathy