Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Eli!


This special card went to a very special boy, my godson. Happy Birthday Eli! He's a fun kid with a great sense of humor so I thought he would appreciate the slight silliness of this card. The rhino is from the Zoo Babies set, the words are from Just Sayin, and the hanging pennants are from Banner Blast. I thought it would be fun to experiment and try to recreate a faux metal look on the embossed strip to give this card a boost of masculinity. This photo didn't do the card justice in that aspect, but in real life it did resemble metal to me anyway! How did I do it? I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Alphabet embossing folder. Then I used my Smoky Slate and Basic Gray ink pads and sponged both colors all over the strip. Then I took my White Craft Pad and sponged that color over the strip in certain areas to give a 'highlight' or 'sheen' to it just like metal.Voila! Faux metal in no time at all using ink pads and sponges! Happy Stamping!

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