Nevermore

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Have you tried Inka Gold Metallic Rubs yet? I think they've been around for awhile, but I just discovered them a few months ago, and I love them! They are fantastic for creating a metallic look on just about anything, and it's super easy to age or distress with "rust" or "oxidation," too!
This Halloween card started out with a Serendipity Owl die cut that has been sitting in a tray on my craft table for months. I had heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, and I really liked it, but couldn't decide what to do with it. When I got this steampunk clock die, the owl immediately came to mind. I colored the owl with Copic markers and touches of Inka Gold, then I lightly sanded it to let some of the silver sparkle through. It is backed with a piece of vellum, which I colored with Copics also. The vellum seemed too pristine for the aged owl once it was in place, so I spritzed the owl lightly with Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray. It wiped easily from the owl, remaining just on the vellum. The background text is an Impression Obsession stamp called The Raven. It's the first half of the narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe. If you know the poem, there is a raven in it, who shows up right at midnight, who can talk. But, all he ever says is Nevermore. Creepy, right? Perfect for Halloween! And, how cool, that Graphic 45 has a Nevermore image in its Steampunk Spells pad! I used Inka Gold on a button, then tied a twine knot in it. The clock die cut is where I had fun with the Inka Gold.
I can't get over how fantastic this looks! I cut the clock face out of a dark brown cs, then used several colors of Inka Gold (colors listed below) randomly on it until I had a scorched metal look. I cut the clock hands from kraft cardstock and used less copper than on the clock face to help delineate it. It's put together with a copper brad.
On the inside, I tore the edge off a piece of My Mind's Eye dp, then continued the "scorched" look by inking the torn edge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Black Soot Ink. The sentiment, from a dollar bin Inkadinkado stamp set is stamped onto a pale yellow cs die cut (the wonky die cut in the Blueprints 15 Die-namics set). I colored the Halloween text with a Copic marker, and stamped the Haunted Tree stamp in the lower left corner.

And, that'll do it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Serendipity Stamps Challenge #33: Twine
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #69: For the Birds
613 Avenue Create #80: Anything Goes

~Hugs,

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10 comments :

~ginny said...

I'm in love! What a beautiful {??how can I say that with such a spooky piece?] card! Well done and mesmerizing!
~ginny
RubberMAD

Karen Amidon said...

Cheryl, this is awesome! You definitely wear the Inka Gold crown, your work is wonderful with it!

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, now I need some Inka Gold, darn it! This is so gorgeous, I'm totally in LOVE! The clock is a stroke of midnight genius for a Halloween card, and with the owl -- perfection! Wow!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is so cool, I haven't tried that rub on stuff but I do have some from another company, I love this look and your stamp goes great with it too, once again the inside is terrific, could easily make the outside of a card!

JD/ Jill said...

No, I have never tried any of those rubs...but you sure make me want to try with this stunning card...done with so many neat details.

Miriam said...

Love this Cheryl! You have to show me how to make the clock like that!

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness I love the look of this card and the golden owl! Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at SSCB .

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so cool!

Jeanne J said...

Wow this is amazing - I need to try this inka gold and that owl is drop dead gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the FAB owl with the clock and the cool cloch hands! Spooktacular card, Cheryl!