Good afternoon folks. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Just to clarify Janice, it was John's idea to call you all Duckettes, not making the decorations lol!!! In fact, he mentioned pinching the decoration idea hahaha!!! Actually, a few of you mentioned about doing them yourselves and I am more than happy for you to run with any inspiration. . . . . . hey, I don't have that many good ideas so grab em while you can lol!!!
Today is the start of another month so, as well as being the lovely Nesta's birthday (cue fanfair. . . . . ) its time for another challenge at House of Cards and this months' subject matter is. . . . . . . Metallics!!!
So, lets see you all join in and have a go. Would be great to see some of you talented guys and gals enter.
Metallics put me in mind of Christmas (I know its only August lol!!!) so that was the route I went.
This is where the gilded gold funky foam decoration from my last post (here) ended up.
It started off like this. . . . . . .
Sue's die cut out of funky foam 3 times, glued together and topped with card cut with the same die and gilded with gold flakes (Love this die!)
Brown metallic card
Brown funky foam
Brown card (Lidl)
Chariot of Fire gilding flakes (Indigo Blu)
Sue Wilson Snowflake Lattice embossing folder
Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl pearl PVA
Teeny gold bling (Mei Flower)
Larger bling - these were clear, so to make them brown, I coloured with gold Krylon pen then quickly dusted with brown mica whilst the gold ink was still wet. Leave to dry and you're good to go.
This hopefully shows you the depth of the piece, yet it comes in just under the 5mm posting depth (guess it would depend on the thickness of the funky foam you have). Hopefully you can pick up the metallic nature of the brown card too.
Enjoying my time off although the weather wasn't great at first. No doubt there will be a blistering heatwave just as I go back into work.
Anyone going to the GBCF at Stoneleigh next weekend? I'm going on the Sunday and meeting up with the lovely Mrs H so if anyone else is going and fancies a cuppa at lunchtime, the more the merrier.
Anyhoo, this won't get the lady a baby as my lovely Mum used to say (don't know if its some weird Malaysian saying that's got lost in translation lol!!!)
So, get yourselves over to House of Cards and have fun with some metallics!
Happy Saturday all!