Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Metallic Happy Birthday

Time for another DT post on the a2z Blog.  I used my favorite stencil technique--embossing paste with embossing powder. The numbers stencil is a great choice for many occasions & can be used for masculine or feminine cards. Now's the time to pick one up for only $4 in the Sale section of the a2z store.  Metallics are hot right now & it's fun to combine them.  Here I used gold & silver by sprinkling first one powder & then the other on the wet embossing paste. Next I used my heat gun--never tire of seeing that magical transformation!  I'll be sending this to a male family member, so kept things simple & mounted the numbers panel to black cardstock.
a2z April number 1
Another great sale item is the Happy Birthday Scroll stamp set. It has a beautiful swirly frame image, but the font of the sentiments is perfect for a guy.  Happy Birthday is black embossed, matted with black cardstock & mounted with foam tape.  I added some little rectangle gem stickers that still keep the card masculine.  I'd love to see your projects using stencils in our gallery.  The prize is a $25 gift certificate to the store, but you can use GRETA15 now to get 15% off a minimum $25 order.  Links to the supplies I used are in my a2z Blog post.  I'm entering the metallic challenge at The Male Room & challenges at Seize the Birthday & SSS Wednesday.  So glad you stopped by my blog.
Edited to add: also entering stamps & numbers challenge at Stamplorations.
The Male Room
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

32 comments:

  1. Fantastic design, perfect for a 'man card' ! I love the metallic on the embossing. I need to play more with my embossing folders. I hope you also had a nice Easter weekend. I don't know how you work and create so much ! Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  2. LOVE love LOVE the dual use of the metallic embossing powder! That background is SOOOoooooo cool! I'm definitely going to be adding this technique to my bag of tricks. P.S. - you should totally like this up to the STAMPlorations Stamps and Numbers challenge going on! :)

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  3. Love love this great idea and look! May have to CASE!

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  4. Love your card dear Greta!
    You've managed to make the metallic look extremely light and graceful.
    Thank You~

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  5. Wonderful card Greta! I love the design, the metallic embossing looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special 6th Birthday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  6. Hello Greta,
    Love the number card, and the effect you have created with the powders. I am not inclined to make male cards, so admire anyone who takes them on as they are not easy to design.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. Loving this card Greta. I love the idea of using two metallic embossing powders at the same time.
    Tfs
    Xx

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  8. The embossing powder looks fantastic! Love that you used both metallics!

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  9. This card is awesome Greta!!!

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  10. What a fab masculine bday card! Love the mix of the metallic! Wonderful texture and dimension...love it!

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  11. INCREDIBLE card Greta!! Might be my most favorite masculine card to date! Super job! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday this time around, and we hope to see more of your fabulous work!

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  12. Awesome masculine card Greta! Love the combo of metallics!

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  13. WOW Greta what an amazing background!! The metallics are incredible. Fantastic card!!

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  14. I have the numbers stamp, and I love it for birthday cards. Love your metallic stenciling here, fab man card!

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  15. LOVE this...really love this! What a fabulous birthday card, so festive and amazing.

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  16. this is really lovely Greta. Such a great masculine looking card.

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  17. Wow! Such a great combination of the embossing paste and powder with the stencil - it looks amazing with the 3D look, Greta!

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  18. Firstly Thanks so much for letting me know about the Muse! I adore this card!!! It's terrific! I have a number stencil that i've never used and now I just may have to copy this idea!! So inspiring Greta!!

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  19. Awesome card, Greta! I love the effect of the embossing paste and powder and the metallic finish is amazing!

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  20. I love the metallic looks of these numbers! That is so nifty. I don't think I ever heard of using EP on wet embossing paste--but why not?! This card is perfect for a manly birthday card.

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  21. This a great birthday card that would work for just about anyone. Wonderful job with the embossing paste and powder. That's a technique that I enjoy doing myself...but mine never
    turn out as lovely as yours has...

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  22. fabulous! love the silver and gold together!

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  23. What a great technique, Greta! I never thought to combine both the silver and the gold! It makes an awesome background! Perfect masculine card!

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  24. Love the metallic numbers! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations:)

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  25. fabulous card, greta... the metallic background is just too cool!!

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  26. I love the variation in gold and silver :)

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  27. One handsome, striking manly card, Greta! The numbers, the embossing, the sentiment: I'll enthralled!
    Hugs~c

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  28. That background! Holy moly! I've only used paste with powder a couple of times, and I need to again because LOOK AT HOW AWESOME THIS IS!!!

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  29. Fab interpretation of the brief, love the different embossing powders.
    Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

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  30. I love your metallic card and it fits perfectly into stamps and numbers. Whoever gets this birthday card is a lucky duck!!

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  31. Brilliant take on our challenge. I love the shine of the embossing and the texture too. Very clean and simple - perfect guy card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

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