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Making Metallics Pop

by Michelle Short October 30, 2019 11 Comments

Hello there, Michelle here sharing a duo of Thanksgiving cards using the same supplies but with slightly different designs and different metallic colours. I really love using metallics on white cardstock, but where I think that they really shine, is on darker colours. Today I am using the beautiful Nautical cardstock as a backdrop for them. 

Happy Thanksgiving by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off my cards by taking two 4.25" x 5.5" panels of Hero Hues Nautical Cardstock and placing them into the MISTI. I then placed the leaves from the Textured Leaves stamp set on top, making sure to have some leaves overlapping the edges of the cardstock and then closed the lid of the MISTI. 

Happy Thanksgiving by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The panels were prepped with an anti-static powder tool then the leaves were inked up using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and stamped on to the two panels. The embossing powder was then applied and the excess tapped off. For one panel I used Gold Embossing Powder, the other Copper Embossing Powder. They were then heat set until completely melted. 

Happy Thanksgiving by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To add some more dimension to the panel, I blended on Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, as as well as a little Black Ink around the bottom area of the panels. I then used a dry cloth to remove any ink from the embossing. The panels were then adhered to A2 sized card bases, that I made from more Nautical Cardstock, with tape runner. 

Happy Thanksgiving by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

For the panel with copper embossing powder, I took the Rose Gold from the Rose Gold & White Glimmer Metallic Inks set and splattered some of this over the card using a paintbrush. It was then set aside to dry. 

Happy Thanksgiving by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the sentiments from the Thanksgiving Table stamp set and stamped these on to more Nautical Cardstock with the Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. The respective embossing powder was added and heat set. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Clear Hero Hues Enamel Dots to the gold card. 

Do you like using metallics? I think they worked really well for these cards. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping!





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11 Responses

Mylene
Mylene

November 01, 2019

Simple and beautiful!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

October 31, 2019

These are really gorgeous. I love that I could create similar cards with products I have on hand. That’s a good feeling sometimes! :)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 31, 2019

Awesome cards Michelle and yes I love to use metallics. Thank you so much for your inspiration and have a great day.

Melissa
Melissa

October 30, 2019

Like how the shading is subtle at the bottom of the panel with the metallic colors on dark paper. White spots add depth…these are lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

October 30, 2019

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

October 30, 2019

Very pretty! Love the metallic embossed look on navy paper. Thanks for sharing!!

Barbara Huyck
Barbara Huyck

October 30, 2019

Love the simplicity, very well done.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 30, 2019

Both so gorgeous!!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

October 30, 2019

Very pretty. I will have to try spattering more when I make cards. It really adds a lot to them.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 30, 2019

I just love the simple elegance of this card

Helen
Helen

October 30, 2019

Love the metallic emboss on the darker card stock, Michelle.Thanks for sharing your lovely cards and this tip.