Monday, 24 February 2014

Metallic Rub-Ons and Anna Griffins Rosa, A Match Made In Heaven!

 So I have an extra post tonight :) I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made this week. This is the sketch. I apologise in advance for the pics. I have tried everything I can think of to take some good ones. I tried my regular camera as well as my phone too :(
I already had the piece I cut up for the panels and that was as far as I had gotten. When I saw this sketch it was an a-ha moment. It was perfect for the images I had coloured last week! Last week I tried out a technique I saw at a craft show. First I took black cardstock and the Anna Griffin Rosa Cuttlebug folder and ran them through my Ebosser. Next I took Metallic Rub-Ons by Craft-T Productions and for my first attempt I did as the guy at the show did and used finger daubers over the raised images. Whilst it looked OK I wasn't happy with just ok!
The above was done with Cameo Pink, Apple Green and Emerald. I got out the cotton tips/cotton buds/ q tips and set to work again. The advantages o this method are a much better control of the application of rub-on and much less product is used. A significant reduction, I used almost half my cameo pink on the above and hardly any Ruby Red for the one I chose for this card. I cut my Panel to 3 3/4" and then into 1 1/4" strips and then cut a plain black strip as well.
I think this is actually the best pic I have of the colouring! Next up I chose some stardream paper in as close a colour to the red flowers as I could get. I trimmed it to fit inside my square card base nicely (roughly 4 1/4 square) and also cut a strip to layer on top of my black strip.
Next I chose my sentiment from Inkadinkados Sending Wishes stamp set. I trimmed "love in bloom," it seemed appropriate, from the bottom of the wedding cake and stamped it with Distress Embossing ink and used Hampton Arts Black embossing powder from the Primary Collection. I then used double sided tape to adhere all my layers.
I can say and honestly mean it today, the photos just don't do this justice it looks so much better in real life but I did the best I could with the equipment I have . . . I love this technique, so much so I want to invest in some Inca Gold so I can shine the flowers up and see how they look :) But for the moment I will continue to play with the sets I have. I have all four sets of the Craf-T rub-ons. I did a purple panel as well, I am thinking maybe I will utilise this sketch again as they are shown off perfectly with it. Anyway enough of my waffling!
Happy Scrappin'


  1. Very cool effect....I have never seen that before! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

  2. Very pretty card! I can imagine it looks so amazing in person! Love that technique! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!