Masculine Metallic Cards

A few weeks ago, I created this embossed design on a piece of glitter paper using a stencil and some metallic texture paste, but then couldn’t decide what to do with it.

It was really too large for an A2 size card and at first I thought I would try to create a larger card using the entire piece.  However, after having it on my desk for a few weeks, I finally decided to take the plunge and cut it in half.  The results are two very masculine cards in silver, black and white.

This first card was mounted on a silver metallic card base with a strip of black card stock and some washi on the left.  I then cut out the word Hello three times and layered them to create a more dimensional sentiment.
The black and white card stock looked dull next to the shine of the metallic paste and the glitter card base, so I added some black sparkle to the black card stock with a Spectrum Noir Black Sparkle pen.  I aslo added sparkle to the white Hello using a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.
The second card was mounted on a white card base.  A thin washi tape divides the card.  Next some black and white die cut letters spelling Happy Birthday make a nice contrast against the background.
Supplies Used:

  • TCW Balzer Designs Mayan Calendar 6″x6″ Stencil
  • Faber Castelle Pearl Texture Luxe
  • Dreamweaver Glossy Black Embossing Paste
  • Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste
  • Hello and Looking Good Recollections Black and White Washi Tape
  • Letter Dies from Maker’s Mart April Die Kit of the Month
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (Black and Clear)