6/12/2021 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges.
As the saying goes, "It seems as if I am a day late or a dollar short," when it comes to finishing a card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges. Challenge #423 began on Monday morning, May 31, and will end on Sunday evening, June 6, 2021. There is always a great sketch for their weekly challenge.
I was recently reminded of an old technique using gold metallic flakes and decided to use it. I cut a scrap of patterned paper into four 1" strips. There are more ways to do this but I chose to stick the paper strips onto a panel of two-sided tape that had been adhered to a panel of cardstock. The tape is made in various sizes (mine was actually in sheet form) and both sides are protected with release paper. Once the paper strips were affixed, I brushed gold metallic flakes on the remaining exposed sticky tape until I had good coverage and nothing sticky remained. I then added the panel to the card base. The remaining two patterned paper designs were added, followed by the die-cut Hummingbird in gold using foam tape. The sentiment and a few light embellishments were also added. The inside of the card was decorated with patterned paper.
I enjoyed using this technique and made another card to be published on Friday, June 4. Click HERE on or after June 4 to see that card. For great inspirational sketches, visit the AHSC Blog.
Stamps: Maymay Made It "Wanted You to Know"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Gold Foiled Card
Paper: Sara Davies "Letters from the Heart"
Die: RCD "Hummingbird in Flight"
Misc.: Be Creative Tape Sheets (Sookwang); Prima Metallic Flakes (Oro/Gold); pearls and foam tape from stash