Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Regal Stamping with Metallic Stains

Hi Dreamers!
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.

Materials List:
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.

Close up

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.


  1. Wow Karen, those backgrounds are stunning! They have such an amazing weathered vintage look... glorious!
    Alison x

  2. Great cards, so elegant! Great use of the metallic stains too, for that extra hit of shimmer. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Karen, your card is beautiful. I love the background and the "old world" feeling of the stamped image. The pearl bling to the left is also a nice touch. Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Gorgeous cards karen those metallic distress are really versatile from regal to rust! X


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