Monday, May 30, 2016

Club Scrap DT Challenge - Metal Mania!

This month's Club Scrap DT Challenge is such fun - our challenge was to incorporate metal (faux or real) to our projects this month.  Of course it fits in perfectly with this months kit - Creative License.  Actually, my problem this month wasn't what to make - I had so many ideas it was hard to narrow down just which type of metal or metal techniques I wanted to use!

My first card I made using a panel of copper which I had aged with a variety of StazOn inks then embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  Copper is my most favorite metal color which is why that was the first I used.

For my next card I wanted to "make" metal.   

So I pulled out another embossing folder and smeared Shimmery Silver Delicata ink over the smooth side, inserted a piece of cardstock and ran it through my big shot.

I was left with a lovely shimmery piece of cardstock that looked just like metal!

To highlight the design I rubbed a bit of the Black Shimmer Delicata over the design.

Finally I made some metal in a different way.   I took several pieces of scrap paper, covered each piece with a layer of Metallic Creative Medium (copper, bronze, gold and silver).  Once the papers had dried I die-cut loads of gears from the paper.  They look so real in person!  

Here's the inside of that card...
Love the stamps included in this kit.  The license plate kit is awesome!

Your next stop on the creative trail is...

if you get lost along the way the entire list of participants can be found here:

So, do you like to use metal - real or imitation on your projects?

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Roni, what a great set of cards! I love the one with the circle in the center.

  2. Your gears do look really really great - I might have to try that out!! THanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Cool cards and fun techniques! Have to try them out!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. Love these samples Roni! I really like the silver delicata ink technique. Great ideas here!

  5. So many techniques to try! Beautifully masculine!

  6. Very cool,they are great masculine cards! Fun techniques as well

  7. I never would have thought to make my own faux metal paper with pigment inks or metallic clever! I'm going to have to give that a try...

  8. Awesome cards! Love all the faux metal backgrounds!


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