Friday, August 31, 2012

JAI 133 - Just Add Mustard & Metallics

This week the challenge at Just Add Ink is to Add Mustard and Metallics.  When I first saw this challenge I had a very different idea in mind but the more I thought about it, the more I couldn't envision it in my head, so I decided to go in another direction.

I had recently purchased a book, 1,000 Bags, Tags and Packaging (or something like that), which is basically a book full picutres of just that; bags, tags & packaging, which provides some great jump off points.  It was an image that I saw in the book which gave me the inspiration for this (I probably should add a photo of it, hey?)

I also took some inspiration from the August sketch from The Craft's Meow

To make my card, I took a mini mister that I had already made up with So Saffron reinker and some Ranger Antique Gold Perfect Pearls and added some More Mustard reinker to it.  Then, with my circle in place (so the misting lined up), I misted my card stock.  I originally had the '50' masked off, but when I removed the mask, I didn't really like the fact that the edge wasn't quite as crisp as I wanted, so I decided to add the die cuts.

Then I stamped what I call the 'paint swoosh' in Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Silver EP.  I always thought that when you layered the EP, all you had to do was tip more EP over the still warm embossed piece, but after blowing it from one end of my desk to the other, this is obviously NOT the correct way to do it, lol.  So I inked the image a couple more times, until it was about 4 layers thick before stamping the sentiment (inked up with embossing ink) into the still warm EP.  I used the same technique for the '50', except I die cut them once I had finished adding all the layers

The card base is courtesy of Felicity.  Would you believe in all of the crap that I have, I did not have one single piece of silver cardstock???????  Thank Flick for coming to the rescue, it is just what I needed to finish the card off.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.  As always, be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team's creations - they have shown some awesome ways to put Mustard to good use.

Have a great weekend

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Typically Teen (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:  Distress Embossing Ink, So Saffron, More Mustard Reinker (SU!)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Brushed Silver (SU!)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles #2 die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (SU!), Mini Mister, Antique Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger)


~amy~ said...

LOVE the misting and the embossing! Thanks for joining us at The Craft's Meow!

KimB said...

It looks fabulous Jo. One day I'll have to try layering the embossing - I will remember your tip ;) I would never have thought MM would work with silver but it looks great! xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

LOL...oh Jo you make me laugh, l could so envision the silver ep all over the place...l have done a similar thing with glitter, thinking l was using heat and stick, but had actually used clear ep....a little goes such a long way...:0)
Your end result looks fantastic and so effective, l'm loving the creative techniques you have been using.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

The metallics are cool Jo! Thanks so much for playing in The Craft's Meow August Card Sketch Challenge! :)

Christine Blain said...

Great technique for the sentiment, Jo. Love the More Mustard and silver together.

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a wonderful technique - I might have to get you to show it to me some time! Great man card Jo.