Friday, 16 April 2010

Bookmark and card - faux metal!

Hi all

I recently joined in a monthly bookmark swap over on Trimcraft, this months theme was pink and brown. The stamped image on the card and bookmark is the free stamp from the cover of the March 2010 edition of Craft Stamper.

On the card I made the faux metal background by adhering some kitchen tin foil to a piece of card stock, after the glue had dried (well I did wait for the glue to dry after I rushed making a test version and the glue oozed out all over my cuttlebug folder duh - well you live and learn!!) I put the card through my Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Devine Swirls embossing folder. After embossing I swiped some Black Stazon over the foil, after leaving it for a couple of minutes I them wiped off the excess with kitchen paper. I then used a Henna coloured Promarker over the foil and again wiped off the excess with kitchen roll. I used the same technique for the border around the image only this time using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I inked the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black and then stamped the image twice as I wanted a paler image which looked like a negative, the image was then highlighted with Promarkers.

I got the inspiration for the faux metal from Inky Fingers blog.

I am entering these into the following challenges:
One stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Tag Tuesday - Sketch (the bookmark)
Charisma Cardz - Monochromatic (the card)


  1. Woow Sarah I like your FAUX metal looks so great...I love always vintage thing and your book mark looks so pretty...hugs

  2. what a great technique - i cant wait to try that one ! The effect is fabulous. The little stamp is lovely even more so as it was free lol... great colours
    Lisa ;)

  3. gorgeous bookmark and your faux metal looks amazing! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

  4. Two Beautiful makes love the detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  5. oh hun how brilliant is this its great love that stamp and the detail its gorjus,love the feux metal too hugs cheryl xxxxx

  6. Wow Sarah, how talented you are, who would ever think to use foil paper like's gorgeous..thank you hun for joining us again at OSAAT - I love your bits..good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  7. Well done Sarah another TWO fab creations here. Thanks for joining us again here at OSAAT.
    Sam x

  8. Wow, a fabulous bookmark. Love the faux metal effect a lot. So glad you joined in our challenge at Tag Tuesday!

  9. Brilliant creations. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

  10. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week - great to see your lovely work. Cheers Claire (CT)

  11. fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  12. Absolutely fab, Sarah - love both of them. Why didn't I get that issue of CS, then? I love that image :) Thanks for sharing and now I know how good tin foil looks, I'll just have to try it and will learn from your mistakes and wait until the glue dries, lol.


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