As promised, I am posting two cards that I made that are accented with Metallic Distress stains. The stains are are more on the matte side, but add a lustrous hue. On today's cards, I used the Metallic stains to add a shimmery border.
Large Damask from Feeling Regal-Blockheads Stamps
Tuxedo black dye ink - Memento
Cornflower and Walnut Antiquing Solution
Orange, Peach spray inks
Brushed Pewter and Antiqued Bronze Metallic Distress Stain - Ranger
Craft sheet- Ranger
Cardstock: White, black, blue and taupe
Instructions for card #1:
- The background is made by spraying inks (Cornflower and Walnut) onto a craft sheet and pressing white CS into the ink.
- Dry with a heat tool.
- Stamp with Tuxedo Black dye ink
- Add the Metallic Stain to the edges (Brushed Pewter)
- Layer the card onto a blue card base
- Add pearls
You can see the shimmer of the stain on this view below. Just a nice soft sheen and a great touch on vintage and shabby chic cards.
Card # 2 is made in the same way. The Spray inks used in this card are the Orange, Peach, and Walnut Antiquing. I used Antiqued Bronze on this card for a rusty look.
Notice the soft rusty sheen created by the Bronze stain in this view of the card.
How about a few fun challenges for my Shabby Chic regal cards??!!
Pile it On: Vintage/shabby chic
Simon Says Stamp and Show: rustification
Simon Says Stamp: Glimmer and sparkle
So, what do you think? Do you like the Metallic stains? I am liking them and they are really easy to use. They dry really quickly too. Lots of things to post this week. Friday I am Guest Designing On the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have made an Easel card with a lovely lady stamped on it. Stay tuned for that. More Halloween fun to come on Sunday and so much more. LOL Oh, I have been is such a card making mood. I hope you are having a great day, and get a chance to be creative!! I made snowman cards over the weekend that will go in the box to sell. I will give you a peek of those tomorrow. See you then. Love ya.