Good morning! As promised, I'm back with a card I made for the Mix Ability Challenge yesterday at SCS. This week's challenge, Construction Zone, is to use metal with some other mixed medium. I never got a chance to play with last week's challenge, Rip It, Paste It, Ink It so I thought I'd combine the two.
The idea came pretty quickly - The Cat's Pajamas latest release, which was just on Tuesday, included a CutUps die set called Key To Your Heart and 2 great coordinating stamp sets, Key Phrases and Lock & Heart Background. Keys are metal so it seemed a no-brainer!
The key is a new CutUps die from TCP - Key To Your HeartI cut it from a thin sheet brass which I then embossed with a wood-grain pattern. I used Linen Distress Paint on it, rubbed on some Fired Brick Distress Stain and a bit of Brown paint. Next, crackle medium and then a bit of white paint. Basically, lots of layers - but then I sanded it a bit and removed some to expose the brass beneath! :) It came out looking like a great vintage key!
The sentiment is from TCP, Key Phrases and was stamped with Fresh Snow ink. The little heart lock is another die cut from the Key To Your Heart CutUps set which I cut from a layer of book paper and cardboard. I rubbed it with Distress Stain and gave it a layer of Gel Medium.
Stamps: (Key Phrases, Lock & Heart Background) The Cat's Pajamas, Ink: (Frayed Burlap) Ranger, (Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink, Accessories: (Hemp), (Seam Binding) The Cat's Pajamas, Tools: (Key To Your Heart CutUps) The Cat's Pajamas, (Fired Brick Distress Stain, Linen Distress Paint) Ranger, (Acrylic Glazing) Golden, craft paint, brass sheet