Saturday, 30 November 2013

Eternal memories

Creative time again, this week the theme for Drunken Stampers is METAL.
Gone a bit off the wall on this one. I haven't actually used metal on this card, I wanted to experiment with achieving a metal effect. Here's the result

The frame is a 'Gorjuss' stamp (Docrafts Gorjuss range), but i wanted a more aged effect that just stamping and heat embossing, so I liberally applied bronze gilding wax all over the top. I love the way the detail of the frame hasn't been lost, if anything I think it may have accentuated its features. I've used the same technique with the sentiment.
For the background, I had fun with microbeads. I laid strips of double sided tape on black card carefully, making sure no gaps were left between each strip. I then took of the protective layer on alternate strips and covered in gold micro beads, ensuring complete coverage on the tape. I then did the rest of the strips in black microbeads. The finish looks fab and gives a really tactile finish. Just to give a little extra va va voom, I've placed some pretty little paper flowers on a branch in the corner, just a little feature.

Why not have a look over at Drunken Stampers to see what the rest of the team have created.

 Drunken Stampers

5x7 white card blank (trimmed to size of frame) - Papermania
Frame stamp - Docrafts Gorjuss range
Sentiment stamp - Inkylicious
Embossing powder - Cosmic Shimmer, Olympic Gold Lustre
Gilding wax - Cosmic Shimmer, Cast Bronze
Microbeads - Pop by American Crafts
Branch die - Spellbinders, Cherry blossom
Flower dies - Heartfelt Creations, Sun Kissed Fleur 
Striped paper (flowers) - Docrafts Gorjuss range

I will be entering this card into the following challenges; - Autumn Colours - ATG - Shabby chic, vintage - Any sentiment


  1. Holy cow! Wendy your card is a texture explosion! Love all the different techniques you used on it!

  2. Love the micro beads and gilding wax,Fabulous card, love the sentiment and colours.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  3. WOW this is stunning! I am a new follower and love your blog.

    Linda xxx

  4. A fantastic idea it looks more of a framed pic than a card love the teq used. I am a new follower. xxx

  5. Look at you creating your own metal!!!

  6. This is amazing! It totally works for a metal challenge... with no metal!

  7. This is fabulous, Wendy! Totally metal :) The gilding wax looks amazing, and omg, all those much fabulous texture!