Monday, 28 May 2012

It's a Guy Thing!


This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "One for the Guys", so why not get creative and give this week's challenge a try?

I decided to make a journal cover using Ten Seconds Studio copper-effect metal.  I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the clockworks embossing folder and fixed it to some chipboard.  I then rubbed it with blending solution on an alcohol ink tool to remove the copper glaze from the raised parts, which revealed the silver beneath.  I rubbed on some black paint and then buffed it away in some areas and finally distressed it with a sanding block.

The text plate was created with layered strips of card which were then covered in copper metal and treated the same as the main cover.  Finally I stamped the text, cut it out and fixed it in place.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

10 comments :

Wendy said...

I love this! Didn't know about blending solution taking away the colouring on the metal, must try that......

Terry said...

Fabulous creation Dan, love the way it looks. Stunning. Hugs Terry xxx

Candy C said...

Dan, love your metal journal cover. Very cool Steampunk embossed background! Love it! Hugs, Candy

Melissa Stade said...

Dan, love this cover! Very cool technique.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous journal cover Dan and I love the embossed metal, looks fabulous. A very classy piece. Tracy x

Sandy said...

I really like your journal cover. So want to try the technique you have used here. Thanks for Sharing. Sandy :)

misteejay said...

Amazing journal cover Dan - it looks fabulous.

Toni xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool project, Dan! I love the color and layout!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Karin said...

fabulous card, love the colors!

Marijke said...

amazing card

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