Monday, February 24, 2014

SSI Metallic

I was totally excited to showcase something metallic today. I thought it would be fun to focus on one product that can take a plain card and really amp up the look without too much extra effort. I used the Encore Silver Ink pad. This is fun stuff to use and is much faster than embossing to get silver on your project.

First off, I used the cupcake builder punch to create a mask with a post it note on the sicky edge so I could sponge the cloud background on the tag. I alternated between the Soft Sky ink and Pool Party. I decided that a little bit of Smoky Slate would be perfect to add shadows to the clouds so I dabbed that on as an afterthought. Next, I stamped the airplane image which I love from the Around the World stamp set with the Encore Silver Ink. I also stamped "away we go" with the silver ink and after giving plenty of drying time which this ink needs, I was able to use the Starburst Framelits die to cut it out which was a happy surprise. Another silver detail I added was to add the arrow background on the base of the card because I'm crazy like that. I used the row of arrows from the Show and Tell 1 stamp set and found it fairly easy to do because it is one of our photopolymer stamp sets.

I love how it turned out and can't wait for the next birthday to give it away. Make sure to check out the other Metallic themed creations from the other girls at SSInk.

Stamp Sets: Around the World (c:131083, w: 131080), Petite Pairs (c: 122497, w: 128706), Show & Tell 1 (photo polymer 133450)
Card Stock: Strawberry Slush (131295), Whisper White (100730), Soft Sky (131203)
Ink: Encore Silver (132142), Coastal Cabana (131175), Pool Party (126982), Soft Sky (131181), Strawberry Slush (131178), Smoky Slate (131179)
Accessories: Starburst Framelits (132967), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Stampin' Sponges (101610)


Cynthia said...

what a fun card. I love all the silver arrows!! Great job!

Melissa Cochran said...

I just love everything about this card. Super cute!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Very cute card, love all the little elements, so fun!

Kathy Peck said...

Cute card. It makes me want to go on a trip.