Saturday, 3 September 2011

Metal Heart

It's Saturday, which means, a new challenge on my favourite blog on the block, Less is More, and this week the colour challenge is metalic.  I love metalics and use them a lot, possibly too much, but not usually in a CAS way.

I was very inspired by Chrissie's first inspiration card with the triple embossing - deep embossing is a technique I've been meaning to try but have always been a little scared by - so I decided to take the bull by the horns and give it a go - this is the resulting card.


I die cut a piece of soft metal sheet with a Marianne D swirl - I ran it through my machine several times but it wouldn't cut through fully so I ran round the outline with a craft knife to loosen it from the sheet.  The heart is a wooden shape which I coated in UTEE, 2 coats of silver ep, and then I added a touch of copper ep to the edges.  I stamped a lace stamp across the middle to add texture but found it left it a little dull, so I used a silver rubbing cream over the lace to bring back the shine.  Simply mounted onto black glitter paper with a silver matt onto a black base - I love black and metalics.

I'm really glad I tried this technique - its not nearly as scary as I thought it was!

I'll be doing the rounds to see what else everyone has come up with this evening.

Craftilicious x

44 comments:

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    This is fabulous Tara... such dimension and texture... super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Fab card and always great to try a new technique too

    Kathyk

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  3. I liked the idea of the triple embossing and I admit it scared me off, perhaps I should give it a go as yours looks fantastic! :)

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  4. Absolutely stunning Tara - well done for taking the first step into the world of triple embossing.

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  5. Oh Wow Tara, this is fantastic. Love the effect from the triple embossing and the use of the lace stamp is perfect.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. Hi Tara
    Gorgeous card ....love it .....well done
    hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  7. What a fab technique...I want to reach out and touch the texture! Love the CAS design too, it especially looks stunning with the black :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Love the heart, sounds scary to me but well worth trying.

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  9. Hola Tara, FANTASTI CHEART!!!and fantastic embossing technique, it's a stunning work Tara, i love it, well done :D.
    a hug from Palma

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  10. Outstanding Tara
    Superb heart
    Love it!
    Thank you
    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  11. I love UTEE too and your first attempt is stunning..very elegant ! Esther xx

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  12. This is so beautiful, a stunner

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  13. This is really nice. I love the embossed heart. Utee is something I've yet to try too - something else for the shopping list! xx

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  14. WOW! This is so beautiful Tara!

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  15. Wow stunning card
    Beryl x

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  16. Beautiful card, fab embossing!
    Helen x

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  17. This is fabulous Tara!! I love that heart very, very, very much and what a beautiful background you have given it !!!

    I hope you are having a good weekend.

    Thank you for all your lovely comments whilst I banned myself from blogland! It is lovely to be back.

    Love Jules xx

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  18. WOW! This is fantastic, love the glittery background.
    Linbyx

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  19. Whew, what a lovely card and fab new techniques
    Anne
    x

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  20. Fabulous card Tara, love the triple embossing!
    Jo x

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  21. Oh my goodness, absolutely stunning xx

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  22. This is sooo pretty, love it :O) Viv xx

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  23. Wonderful!! I really like this heart - the texture of the lace is really pretty and I love the flourish too! Fab!

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  24. Gorgeous heart Tara, love the texture and the touch of copper!
    Val x

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  25. A stunning creation Tara.....love the heart.

    Anne

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  26. Looks like you've mastered this technique, what a fab heart! x

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  27. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here
    Maureen............x

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  28. Fabulous card Tara - the embossed heart is gorgeous and the black background looks stunning with the metallics.
    Sylvia x

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  29. This is just stunning, love the triple embossing , the heart looks amazing. Good on you for going for it. Something I've yet to try. Seen it on LIM. Carolxx

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  30. Great card, good on you for trying something new.

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  31. This is a stunning card. Love the heart.
    Avril

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  32. thats a neat n smart work :)

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  33. Tara - check out the LIM blog - congratulations!!! :)

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  34. Congrats for winning... you are a special lady with great talent.

    xxx Monica

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  35. Yay! So pleased for you Tara and sounds as if it came at a great time. Hope you feel better soon. Vx

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  36. Fabulous! Thanks for all the details on the steps you took to create it.

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  37. Congrats for your win, the heart above is sinply stunning :-)

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  38. Congratulations on your win, it's a stunning card.

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