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Tuesday with Tara {take 245} Metallic Wildflowers

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today is Day 28 of our Random Acts of CARDNESS and the theme is METALLIC.  Let me tell you right off that I struggled with this one!  I’m in the process of moving my studio space and simply couldn’t find the materials I wanted for the technique I wanted to do.  I had to come up with a new plan using materials I could find to work with… here’s what I came up with!

I used the Tim Holtz Organic background die to deboss into black card stock.  (You can google/search on pinterest the sandwich you need to make it work with the machine you have.)  I used some metallic Nuvo mouse in Cosmic Brown (a copper tone) and rubbed it over the cardstock with my fingers.  I played around with thickness a bit and decided I liked it better for this card with a lighter touch.  It gives a nice shimmer and a little goes a long way!

Next, I die cut a variety of flowers & leaves from Tim’s Wildflower Stems #1 plus a flower from the original Wildflowers set. I colored them with a variety of shades of Distress Oxide Ink, which I later decided gave too soft of a color… so I added more depth with some Distress Markers and finally added some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over them all to match it better with the antique looking background.

I finished it off with some yellow crinkle ribbon & little copper buckle.  I also decided to pop the main flower with some foam squares to add some extra dimension.

This card went through a lot of stages before I finally finished it… at one point I really didn’t think I even wanted to share it!  Thanks to some creative input I received, I was able to recover it so I could share with you today.  I hope it inspires you to find a creative way to work some metallic into your cards today!

Inky hugs,

Tara