Thursday, November 21, 2019

Something Different . . .

Hello Friends ...
I'm away in PA today enjoying breakfast with 'old' High School friends and taking mom out to buy a new washing machine!  But last night I spent a little time in the cave just 'playing around'!  I saw a technique over on Darnell's Blog and thought it looked pretty cool and wanted to give it a try!

What she had created ended up not working out for the challenge she was going for but I thought her technique was still pretty cool so I made a couple cards!  I watched the video and tried the actual Oxidized Metal Technique ... but it turned out to be a real mess and didn't work like they said it would ... So, I'm sticking with Darnell's technique!

I used silver metallic paper and alcohol inks.  I probably am not using the proper paper
for the alcohol inks since it was pretty wet so I put another sheet of silver paper on top and slid them around.  When I pulled them apart they were both beautiful (should have STOPPED there!) but no, it was still wet along the edge so I used yet another sheet and then it came out ok but not nearly as pretty as the first time I did it!!  So now I'm stuck with using these panels ... such as they are!

After I was sure my panels were dry, I ran each one through a different
holiday embossing folder.  Then turned them into card fronts.

This second card didn't turn out nearly as nice as I had hoped!
Can you see the deer down in the corner in front of the lamp posts?
And of course, you can see the smudge on my stamped sentiment ... after I stamped
it I saw there was a small piece of lint on the stamp ... Grrr!
Should have noticed it BEFORE I stamped it onto my card ... oh well, again, too late now!

I don't think I'll be sending these cards to anyone since I'm not very proud of them
but I did want to at least share them to give you a new idea that hopefully
you will do better with than I did!  LOL

That's it for me!

Hope you have a FABULOUS day ahead!!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always . . .


  1. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

    Ugh, on having to purchase a new washing machine. Check out the Speed Queen or possibly the new Maytags. Speed Queen is a good old fashioned washer that should last for quite a while if they still make it. [Bunny]

  2. These both are so elegant looking and gorgeous. I love the embossed designs on those shiny colorful cards.

  3. These are smashing! I love them both, Darlene, and wouldn't have noticed the smudge if you hadn't mentioned it. :-D

  4. I would say you did a great job with these and anyone would be happy to get one :)

  5. I saw her technique too 'I think" (can't ever remember where I have been lol) but I think they turned out pretty cool...and purples, imagine that LOL!!

  6. I have used this technique and it's really fun and the results are striking. Your cards are fabulous and I haven't had notice of the smudge if you haven't said!

  7. Very cool effect! I will have to try this!

  8. I saw Darnell's card and thought it looked awesome and like something I would want to try, so I'm thanking you now for reminding me. This sounds easier than the oxidized technique and it produces beautiful results. I like your embossing folders and, yes, I do see the deer in the corner by the lamp posts. I didn't notice the smudge at first. You could always put another circle over top of it. We just bought a new stove and refrigerator. They're awesome, but have to get used to the change.

  9. Oh Darlene these are so artsy! I love making a mess. You should send them. I use alcohol inks in aluminum, sometimes Oliver white spray paint. You just never know what will happen. Keep having fun and thanks for sharing ❤️


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