Hi everyone, today I would like to show you a fun and easy set of masculine cards for which I used gilding wax to create a faux metal background.
To get my cards started I die cut a square panel from some heavy weight matte black card stock. Then I ran that panel through my Sizzix Big Shot machine with an embossing folder showing this metal plate design (no name brand). This looks pretty already but now I’m going to apply gilding wax over the embossed design to create an even more fabulous look.
I used Pebeo Gilding Wax in the colour “King Gold“, Treasure “Pewter“ gilding wax and also a gilding wax from a Dutch brand called Coosa Creatief in the colour “Copper“. I used two colours on each card: on one card I used Pewter combined with King Gold and on the other card I used Pewter combined with Copper. You just take a tiny little bit on your finger and rub the wax over the embossed design (I start with the Pewter which is the lightest colour) and ad more as you go until you like what you have. Now I have created a faux metal panel!
Next I’m going to work on the embellishments for my cards: I die cut some tools using the Marianne Design die set with number LR0288 from some green and blue card stock. Then I added some Pewter gilding wax to these tools to make them work with the background a little bit more. To create the idea of the tools hanging on a board I die cut a piece of vellum and adhered the tools on there using a Tombow Glue Pen. Now I can adhere this vellum panel with the tools to the faux metallic background using see through tape runner. And to enhance the design a little bit more I went around the edges of the tools (to create shadows) using a Copic MultiLiner (0.1). To ad some extra fun elements I cut out some bolts and adhered them to the project.
Then I’m going to work on my sentiment: for today’s cards I choose one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Sweet Sentiments Plus“ stamp set. First I die cut a banner from some crème coloured linen textured card stock using a Mama Elephant die called “Bold Banner“. Then I stamped the sentiment on there using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and my MISTI. And to finish the banner I edged it with a little of the Copper gilding wax. Now I can adhere the banner to the card using one millimetre thick foam tape.
Next I’m die cutting a slightly larger mat for the faux metal panel: for one card I choose a shiny green card stock and for the other card a matching blue colour card stock that I edged with the Pewter gilding wax. To put my card together I adhered the faux metal panel to the mat using liquid glue and then I adhered these combined panels to a crème coloured linen textured card base, that I edged with the Copper gilding wax, using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And that’s it for today’s fun set of cards! I wish you a creative day!
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