Thursday, July 7, 2022

Seize the Birthday challenge #242 - Metallic

Here it is July and I hope that you have some plans for your summer.  Maybe it is a vacation somewhere as we all know our vacation has been to stay home for the last two years. 
We have one planned for this month and another for the fall. So I am busy making cards ahead of time for the Seize the Birthday Challenge

For this challenge, Cathy is our host and she has chosen Metallics. 

If you are not a toppings kind of crafter, just make sure that your entry is a Birthday theme.

Here is my card. 

 This card started out a bit different than it ended up. I took the 3D embossing folder from Altenew called Spoon Daisy and embossed it on foil card stock. In hindsight, I probably should have spritzed it lightly with water.  Because I didn't do that, the card stock cracked.  Next, I tried to make it look antique by rubbing dark ink on it. 
  Warning, ink on foil does not dry. 

How did I manage to save this hot mess? I used a sanding block to rub over the raised areas and then fussy cut the daisy out. Adhered it to black background and then on a base of Turquoise Sea and added the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

I am calling this a save! 

Here is a better picture of the antique look.  I think this could be a masculine card. 
With just some card stock and one EF I made a card.  

I sure hope to see what you can do. No hot foil machine or Minc foiler?  You can still make a metallic card. 

We have a new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months 
She is Karren Johnson and you can find her blog here. 

Be sure to see the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration. 

      Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. WOW!!! A save, indeed. This is just beautiful, kind of a happy accident. Love the black and turquoise together with the metallic. What a stunning creation you have here, well done!!

  2. Great save on your foil daisy. I like how you sanded it - a lovely creation.

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  3. It is a save and it is beautiful! It actually looks like metal, how cool is that?!? And the sanding adds more texture, depth and beauty! A+, my friend! Gorgeous!

  4. Great way to extend an embossing folder! Turned out very cool

  5. it does have a very lovely antique look to it!

  6. Yes, it's a save and it looks amazing! Everything you did just made it better. Wow!

  7. A save indeed! I am amaze at your determination. I think I would have scrapped it and called it a day. LOL. It is gorgeous!

  8. I call it brilliant Barbara! Love the look of the sanding and your fussycutting is perfect! Gorgeous metallic look, Cathy x

  9. What a fantastic save, Barb! The daisy is so striking on the black background.

  10. You are so clever and creative...It looks so 3-D...haha, but seriously even with an embossing folder I didn't expect it to look quite like that! I think it is fabulous and you made a great save with the sanding block!

  11. Not just a save, a winner, in fact! I absolutely loved it the moment I set my eyes on it! The 3d daisy looks just fabulous!!

  12. Great save and if you hadn't mentioned that the initial result wasn't what you wanted, I would never have known this gorgeous card wasn't what was intended!

  13. This is so freakin' cool! I'm in awe of this card - so striking.