Friday, October 12, 2012

Key To My Heart Card Using Faux Metal Background

Today is a rainy,cold day. A good day for crafting and a good day for creating a card to enter in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Rustification Challenge. Here is the blog address if you would like to see the fantastic projects the DT did or if you would like to join the challenge yourself. It is open until Sunday.

I also wanted to enter a card in the World Card Gallery in the Love theme category. When I saw a old skeleton key among my clip art I knew what I wanted to do. Only wish I could have found a better text color for the sentiment. As the person I will be giving this card to will have a difficult time reading it. Here is my Love and Rustification card. Not something you would see everyday.(Click to enlarge)

The background the heart is on is my faux metal paper made using a paper towel,gesso,and metallic watercolors straight from the tube. Here is my tutorial on how I made it. I need to get busy and make some more of it as what I made is almost gone.

The heart is a free Studio file I just ungrouped the shape it came on. Normally I don't like the Studio patterns and prefer to use my own patterns for fill but I do like this plaid and thought it would be perfect for the heart. Especially since I was looking for a more masculine feel.

The key is a public image. I traced it for a print and cut and added the text. Although you really can't tell here I printed one copy of the key and also cut out three other key blanks on heavyweight card stock. I glued all the layers together to get more of a chipboard embellishment look. Both the key and heart were edged with Cosmic Copper ink. It was a pain edging some of the areas on the key using a stiff qtip.

The key is on a spiral paper clip. I debated about whether to use one of the colored ones I have or a copper colored one and in the end opted for the copper. I went ahead and used 3d foam squares to adhere the heart and a couple to adhere the key on the heart.

How did I do on making a masculine "Love" card while combining "Rustification"?

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back to see what I'm up to next. I have lots of ideas for cards and for playing. I'm sure with all the rain in the forecast I'll be doing a lot of playing and organizing of my craft supplies.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Beautiful card. Really like the faux metal technique, and that key looks great! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Lovely effect. I love metallic, especially gold and coppers.

  3. oh metallic is so much fun as well as layering, thanks for sharing this fun project with us, hugs

  4. Myoriah, you are always thinking. The faux metal and layering is always a great way to add so much to a card or craft. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I think you did a terrific job on the key myoriah!!! oh the possibilities you set my mind too...


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