Showing posts with label Octopode Factory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Octopode Factory. Show all posts

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steam Punk Nipper Winston

I've got a cool metal foil card to share with you today!
For this fun steam punk background I embossed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  piece of foil sheet tape with the Riveted Metal Embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I then hand embossed some more lines with an embossing tool and  pressed some circles inside the squares using the tip of a click-open pen (without the ink clicked on).  Next I painted over the whole sheet with black acrylic paint - rubbing most of it off after I applied it.  I also rubbed some Rub N Buff Autumn Gold Wax metallic cream over some of it and buffed it with a paper towel.
 My cute little aviator is a digital image from Octopode Factory named Steam Punk Nipper Winston. I colored him with Copics. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse and I die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability. Both are layered onto the foil with foam dots.
I made this card for the Technique challenge over on Split Coast.  I feel like I cheated a little using an embossing folder to create my foil background instead of hand tooling the whole thing  (!)   There's a great video on You Tube showing how to make your own metallic foil background here:

I actually learned this technique last May at a class with Tim Holtz - You can see the heart I made at that class on my blog post here.

Stamps: Digi Image - Steam Punk Nipper Winston - The Octopode Factory Etsy Shop, sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Foil Tape Sticky Back sheets 6"x12" - Ranger, black acrylic paint, brush, Riveted Metal Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, Copics: BG32, BG10, E00, E31, E37, N6, N12, R20, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Rub n Buff Autumn Gold Wax Metallic Cream

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Box to Make You Smile!

Isn't this the cutest little box?!  It's called a Flat Backed Treat Box and Patti did a tutorial for it  in the Tutorials over at Split Coast. This box is the perfect size for a lip gloss or several Hershey Kisses -  or a roll of cold hard cash!  AND - it works up in a flash!

My image is Sophie Mod Queen - a digi image from The Octopode Factory. The Bless Your Heart is from a new Waltzingmouse set and You Make Me Smile is from PTI.  I used the Monarch Border die from MFT for the piece along the top.

I'll be back on Thurs (11/15) with a fun new template from Creations by AR and on Saturday 11/17 - I'll be attending the Waltzingmouse Blog Party - this months' theme - Gratitude - hope you'll join us!  You can read about it here.

Stamps: Sophie Mod Queen Digi Image - The Octopode Factory, Bless your Heart from Yonder Star Set - Waltzingmouse, You Make Me Smile from Signature Greetings set - Papertrey Ink
Paper: true black, white, Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, pewter mirror card stock - Joanns
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,
Accessories: foam tape, Flatbacked Treat box - in SCS Tutorials, Copics - E00, R20, Y21, Y00, BG10, R32, Dienamics Monarch Border - MFT, silver cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, silver pearls, Michaels, Silver Memories Metalic Marker, heart punch - Marvy Uchida