Monday, 13 August 2012

Blinking Blimey... of those "blink and you miss it" shows yesterday. Firstly, thank you all for your lovely emails and messages of support - and for all those orders! You have some lovely post on its way to you :O)) I couldn't believe how quickly the metal and the dies flew... so today I have a couple of cards using the metal and M'Bossabilities to show you. The first one was using the Ornamental Iron M'Boss folder - I know I kept saying "oh that's my favourite" yesterday but actually... they all really were! This one is no exception - I love that you get two different designs on the folders too... and they always go together too so you can use both or just one on a project.

I popped some of the metal onto black cardstock - I use black out of preference not only because it gives a good backing but also it looks neater when you add black paint to age the piece. So, running the metal/card thru the Calibur with the Ornamental Iron folder and then using Pitch Black Dabber, smooshing it right across the whole piece so it goes into the nooks and cranny's. Then wiping off the excess with a bit of kitchen roll ages it perfectly. One thing I did forget to mention yesterday - you can use your Alcohol Inks on the metal, I have tried and they go on beautifully so you can colour it before the paint stage. Remember that if you do that, the paint will remove some of the Alcohol Ink. I made three Spiral Blossoms with black card and then cut some of those gorgeous leaves and popped them behind.

*'scuse the rubbish pic... tis better IRL*

Card two is using the Industrial folder but this time I opted to cut the embossed piece down - showing that you don't have to use it in the larger size. The metal is thin enough that it cuts in the paper trimmer with no probs. Again, this was aged with black paint and has a stamped sentiment (remember when you stamp with Archival ink to give it a zap with a heat tool to set then ink ... if you don't heat set it when it's stamped onto a shiny surface, it won't set and it will smudge) The flowers are actually made up from some of the Sprightly Sprockets and then the smallest flower on the Anemone set - cut and curled and a gem popped into the centres. More leaves for decoration and voila, a quick and simple card.

I am taking a day off today.. oh yesh indeedily, I have seven omnibus episodes of Corrie to catch up on, not to mention the 25 episodes of Doctors... oh and the Touring Cars racing from yesterday... a day of vegging on the sofa is called for methinks! Thanks again for your lovely emails and support, tis very muchly appreciated... Have a lovely day! TTFN

Hels x


Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Hels
Cant believe im the first here this morning as i over slept!
I loved your shows y/day as usual as i also love getting inky. 2 lovely cards, love the metal effect and then painting it to age it. the flowers on the 2nd card are stunning.
Have a lovely day
Emma (its raining in cornwall again!)

Miriam said...

Lovely work Hels xx

hotpotato said...

I really enjoyed your show on C&C yesterday, liked the metal and daubers idea of aging.

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Brilliant cards. Thoroughly enjoyed your shows. They were over too quick. Hope you will be back on again soon. Just love your ideas.
Great idea to have some R and R = recharged batteries = more ideas !!! Lol. All the best. Xx

TonyR said...

lovin watchin you on the box --- gold for sheridan in crafting!

these embossing folders are fabbo!! i love the mix of industrial with flowers!
xx tony

Carole Z said...

Loved the shows, but was out and had to watch recordings, so couldn't even email in! Super cards, love the metal effect! Carole Z X

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels! Love all that metal!!

Aquarius said...

Have a lovely relaxing day - enjoy!! It was indeed a bit frantic yesterday with all the sell outs but not surprised 'cos there were lots of favourite items on there.

Christine said...

Just watched you whilst Ironing as I recorded the show last night at 8pm.
Fabulous demos and thanks for confirming you can use Alcohol Inks on the Metal.
Great show and demo's, over too soon.
Christine x

Keren Howell said...

Hi Hels, loved watching you on C & C! Have a good rest today, you've earned it! XX

Buttons said...

JP won't disappoint! Loved the demos and samples for these 'feminine industrial' projects! Remembering you were hankering after the Sprightly Sprockets at Ally Pally, I had to smile when they appeared on your blog :)) The folders are great but it is the Foliage sets that got me excited (I know, it doesn't take much!!) Enjoy your veggie session. Hugs, Buttons x

betjunroe said...

Love the embossed metal look Hels! The metal flowers are really cool. I'm really going to need more of the metal sheets now! Bette

melanie said...

Great cards thanks for sharing have watched the 5pm show this morning but still got to watched the 2hr show .great demo`s

Planetsusie said...

The time really flew with your shows Hels - I still enjoyed them though.

I think these cards are super - really like the metal flowers. They look sooo heavy but, of course, they aren't. Brilliant.

Hugs Sue P xx

Hope you have enjoyed your day.

sheila said...

Y/esterday's show were a real whirlwind, I even had to rewatch the repeat in the evening to make sure I caught everything. Shame the metalics sold out so quick i would have loved to see more demos with those

rachel said...

absolutely stunning Hels - I didn't get to see the shows but my mum tells me they were fabulous - this card is just stunning - love it!!! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels

I hope you have managed to put your feet up today after the manic show yesterday.

I have managed to source myself some metal sheets today so I am getting plenty of ideas for things to do with them.

I really like these two cards the metal works really well in them both.


gwen70 said...

Loved all your shows on Sunday Hels, given me so many new ideas to try. I do have a couple of dabbers but forgotten how to use them so a big thankyou. These cards are lovely the iron is my fave

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi, Great to see you yesterday. Loved everything you did. The daubering was great.

craftimamma said...

I've had time to watch the shows from the weekend today Hels (only got chance to watch bits live)and as usual, they didn't disappoint! Your samples were all gorgeous and these two were no exception. Fabulous flowers and I must get a black Dabber!

Don't blame you for taking a day off. Well deserved imo!

Lesley Xx

Anita Houston said...

Again, with this wonderful contrast! You are on a roll! The metal background totally rocketh and rolleth!!!!

Craftychris said...

Oh goodness, wonderful! I have your shows recorded and will be watching them very soon. I love Corrie and doctors too! xx

Ann said...

Hiya Hels - Fab shows & yes I did order a few things :D.........LOVED your demo's & cards are beautiful as always!!
Take care & Hugs
Ann xxx

lady e said...

Hi. Your cards are so beautiful! I love the colours you choose! Perfect!

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