Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Technique Challenge with Blockheads

Hi Dreamers!
The new Technique Challenge is up and running at the Blockheads Design Blog!  I am hosting the challenge this month and I challenge you to create a project using the Magic Metal Technique.   

Now, check out a couple of my projects.  I used The Leaf Border stamp from the Background and Borders Full Sheet.
Materials to make the Magic Metal:
Heavy Weight Cardstock
VersaMark ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Stamps that are deeply etched

Materials for Leaf Border Magic Metal Card:
Leaf Border Stamp
 Verses-Feel Better
Ink: Lettuce Adirondack from Ranger
Cardstock: Neenah Classic  #110, Kraft, Dark Brown, Dark and Light Green
Gold and red trim
Red Pearls
3-D Zots.

Make the Magic Metal piece following the tutorial.  Stamp the Leaf Border three times on the Kraft CS with Lettuce ink.   Add  the piece to a folded green card with a light green and brown layer.  Glue the Magic Metal piece to the card with 3-D Zots or a good glue.  Add the red/gold trim and red pearls.  

Here is a peek at the inside with a sentiment from the Verses-Feel Better Half Sheet.  

Materials for the Second Card:
Leaf Border Stamp
Verses-Feel Better
Ink: Creole Spice Kaleidacolor Pad
CS: Neenah Classic  #110, Kraft, Mustard, Navy
Yellow print cotton Fabric
Large Bead
Fabri-Tac Glue

Make this card in the same way as card above.  Feed the strip of fabric through the bead and tie fabric in a knot.  (I used a large needle to get the fabric through the bead.)  Before adding the stamped piece to the card, wrap the end of the fabric strip over and under the Kraft CS.  Glue the bead to the card front with Fabri-Tac Glue.

I repeated the stamping on the inside and added a sentiment. 

To join in with the Challenge head over to the Blockheads Design blog and get all the details!!  Don't forget to add the html code.  (Explained in the tutorial.)  Lets see what magic you can work with the Magic Metal Technique.

Have a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Karen, as always, your work is impeccable! Love your samples - what a fun challenge this will be! :)

  2. Gorgeous cards and a great tutorial!
    Such a fun challenge Karen!

  3. Boy, do those metals ever SHINE! They look amazing, Karen.

  4. I really like these cards. Such a clever idea using the stamp as the metalic image, as well as a normal stamp for the rest of the card.


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