This is a birthday Card I made for my stepdad tonight. Today was his 51st birthday and I wanted to make him a cool birthday card with artiste. I chose this paper solely because some of the postage stamps has sailboats on them and my stepdad is big into sailing.
One of my main goals of this 365 challenge is to show you techniques and projects you would never think of being able to do with this great cartridge! My favorite part of this card is a great technique I learned with my good friend Tracey from Garden of Grace. See the cool gears on this card, the one of the front and the one at the top of the tag inside the card? Looks just like metal doesn't it? Cool thing is....it's not metal...it's paper! This look is accomplished by covering the object you are trying to get this look on with embossing ink. Then is a small container put some black embossing powder with a little bit of a metallic embossing powder. The ratio for this should be about 85% black embossing powder and 15% metallic embossing powder. I keep a series of storage containers with these mixtures in them. This particular one is my black mixed with copper embossing powder.
Below is a list of the pages that the pieces I cut out for this card can be found in the Artiste Cricut book:
Base card/pocket: Page 38, shift key, card button
Gear tag: Page 38, card button
Gear on front: Page 39, shift key, accent 2 button
If you are interested in doing this card the links below will take you to the pages of my website where the products I used can be found :)