Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend! We had really weird weather yesterday; cold, with snow, hail and sun at the same time. Thank you to everyone who commented on my Simon Says Stamp My Favorite blog hop post, I had such fun reading all the comments. It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and this week the challenge is Show us your Metal. Metal is one of my favourite materials.
I made a distressed metal tag. Without much of a plan, I started tearing foil tape and applying it to manila cardstock, from which I die cut a tag. After spotting some left-over Tim Holtz rub-ons on my desk, I started applying them to the tag and really liked the result, so much that I almost didn't want to cover it up.
After applying the rub-ons, I sanded the tag (I usually do that outdoors) and then applied alcohol ink to make the metal look old and worn.
On the Distress Archival Ink Mixed Media pad, you get four different pads. It is great value, and if you also get the reinkers, it will last a very long time. I use my Jet Black Archival Ink on a daily basis, and I have never gotten a new ink pad, I simply reink it when needed. A label was stamped with the Vintage Photo Archival Ink on manila cardstock. I stamped the car with Black Soot, and the text and numbers with a Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo, stamping on scrap paper once first.
I love the gold and silver Deco Sheets and was happy to see that they now also come as tape. A piece of the thicker silver tape was folded over on itself to create a glittery ribbon. But it was a little too bright for the tag, so I distressed it with Teakwood and Pitch Black alcohol ink. The two thinner pieces on the tag got the same treatment. The Deco Tape remains wonderfully shiny, but now with more of a vintage look.
I also thought the Nailheads and Hex Fasteners idea-ology pieces fit on the tag, with a little Pitch Black ink on top.
I hope you will join us in our Show us your Metal challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
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If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!