04 March 2008

Aged Gratitude

We will be busy this week-end. We have two promotion parties to attend and a wedding. So there goes the entire week-end! The promotion parties are Friday and Saturday evenings. So I volunteered to make congrats cards for the men getting promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Here is the card for the first one. I used the Shimmery Metallic Background Technique (aka: Faux Aged Metal) found on the Artistic Outpost website. I also used Technostamper's Sketch Challenge #7.
I used alcohol inks on the background, trying to use colors close to SCS Color Combo Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and So Saffron. In the end they kind of muddied up so there is some brownish color to it. I did like this because it gives it a coppery feel.

Even though it is a bit of work (not difficult at all) I think the Faux Aged Metal is totally worth it. I think it lends masculinity to this card so that even though it has ribbon on it, it isn't a feminine card. I did a second piece of Faux Aged Metal for the second card so I'll work on that tomorrow. Today was another Snow Day so hopefully Troy will go back to pre-school tomorrow and I'll have some time to sit down UNINTERRUPTED and finished the second piece! LOL!

Stamps: With Gratitude, Weathered; Ink: Adirondack: Butterscotch, Bottle, Raisin, Silver, CRAFT Basic Black, StazOn, Classic Basic Black; Paper: Really Rust, Mellow Moss (the Weathered layer), Basic Black; Accessories: misc. c/s to back aluminum foil, acetate,
1/16th punch, brads, black grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square punches, Black Detail EP, Cuttlebug folder.