Saturday, August 1, 2015

HOC August Challenge

Word Cue Challenge
The August HOC Challenge was such fun!  I've not done much with metallisc so this card took some experimenting and playing.  I put aluminum foil on cardstock and used an  embossing folder by Darice.  I could not get my Distress Inks or chalk inks to stick so to the foil so I hunted around my craft room and found Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish (gold paint) and put that on and it stayed! Then I was able to I dabb Distress and Chalk inks all over until I was happy with the look.  I die cut Happy Birthday from,  stars from amuse, embossed the stars and put
paint on them as I did the foil.  I thought this made a rather elegant male birthday card.  I always enjoy new techniques.
I hope you will play along with this months challenge at House of Cards
and enjoy seeing the new designs and tutorials by the talented
design team each week at: House of Cards.

A few fun challenges:
Morgan's Artworld: #4: Use Three of Something
Sassy Studio Designs: Dry Embossing (Kreative Knockout)


KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Donna! This looks amazing! I must admit I love anything shiny, shimmery, sparkly, glittery, or metallic - I am a tame crow! So I love your metallic card - what a great technique! And thank you for all the encouragement on my blog!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Ooooooo...this is SO pretty! I LOVE the gorgeous gold you used--and the texture is fabulous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Graciellie Design said...

The depth and the beautiful metallic color look gorgeous. Your design is so nice! Hugs, Gracie - HOC

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. The metallic background is really neat and all
it needed was the Happy Birthday and stars to top it off. Love it!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! Using aluminum foil was an awesome idea!! And then adding the gold paint - perfect!! Love the texture and the design!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

You tried something new and I love the result, a great achievement. It's a great card for a man, teenaged or an elderly one equally.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh Wow how nice - love your metallic creation and what a perfect man birthday card. I think I might to have to bring some aluminum foil top my craft room!!!

Daen'Ys said...

I really love the texture and color you've given to the aluminum foil! - The embossed stars fit perfectly with!!
Hugs, Rosi

Monika Reeck said...

I love the texture too and the color looks really METAL yeah..
great idea my friend and love that Poppy Happy Birthday DIES
Cool card can be for man and woman
Great interpretation Donna
and thanks for always leave me love you are a Gem
hugs, Monika

Merethe Arstein said...

Think we have had the same idea here Donna hehehe. I need to get me som fluid alchohol and alchol sulution for these metal cards.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Loz said...

Beautiful card and metallic card Donna..Loz

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Donna! Cool idea to use the paint and then the chalks for coloring! Alcohol inks work great too! Nice manly card yet still very special.
Have a great day!
Donna HOC Teamie

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous card, love the metal texture look, great work. Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Knockouts, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Creative Knockouts
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Judy V said...

This card turned out beautifully Donna! Love the embossing!
Judy V HOC Teamie

heather said...

Aluminum foil ?!?? Wonderful finished card !

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Donna! I LOVE how you've used aluminium foil for your background, it looks awesome!
Hugs, Tammy

Lisa J said...

Great Technique. Love the "3" stars. Thanks for joining us this fortnight. Lisa CT Morgan's ArtWorld

Laurie Unger said...

What a cool technique - really like how it turned out!

Asha said...

WOW! This is amazing, Donna. So ... metallic, so real!
Sorry I haven't been around much. It's been a tough few weeks at home.
xxx Asha

Michelle J M said...

This is fabulous Donna. Your background looks stunning and yes I think it would be a perfect card for a male. Michelle x

StephC said...

Wow! The texture on this card is off the chart! I love the shiny stars, and the embossing folder you used. Great card!

MaryH said...

Oh big wow! What a fab bkground. I've embossed aluminum and airbrushed copics over it, but not tried what you described. You certainly got an impressive look. Will be trying this,but don't have the product you mentioned. I do have some of the Viva décor stuff, wonder if that would work. I'm puzzled by your reference to anything of mine in a magazine. Was it something to do with DeeDee's? I didn't see it! Thks for telling me - if it WAS me!!! I'll be so thrilled. TFS & have a great week.

Toni said...

I can't believe that's aluminum foil--amazing how your transformed it!

HOC DT teamie

*Vicki* said...

OOOH LA LA!! Those shinny stars are totally awesome!! What a brilliant design you've made here!! I do love that metallic!! :)

linda said...

i love it! the texture and colours are fabulous!!

Michele Henderson said...

This is a fun card, Donna! Love that shiny metallic feel to it!
Take Care!
Michele, HOC teamie

sue t. said...

I love that you stuck with your card till you reached your desired results. Great card using something we all have in our cupboards!

foleysfriend said...

I love all the "metallic" details on your card. They all work so well together. Good job at persevering to find something that adhered to the foil.


foleysfriend said...

I love all the "metallic" details on your card. They all work so well together. Good job at persevering to find something that adhered to the foil.


Barbara Rankin said...

This is a super fun technique. I love how you played with the paints and inks to get the look you wanted. Very cool! Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

Jane Knudsen said...

Donna! Lovely and amazing! I think I am going to have to try this! Beautifully done!! jane hoc teamie

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous card - so clever! Looks super cool! Hugs, Cornelia (HOC teamie)

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful! Love the stars!
Lilian HOC teamie
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

I love your card! The background is awesome! Big Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate :)