Thursday, December 16, 2010

IO metallic challenge

I love metallic cards. I still have no idea how to photograph them though. I could use some help from any of you bloggers out there! Somehow the pictures just don't capture the shimmer and sparkle....especially when you shoot the front of the card. Ideas? Holding the card up to the light gives a better idea of how the card sparkles:

Today's IO challenge was to make a metallic card. It does seem to be that time of year for a little extra glitz and bling! I chose to use metallic silver and metallic blue paper. They work well together to create a frosty wintery card. I stamped the Damask Snowflake (F2258) onto white paper with Versamark ink and embossed it with JudiKins Aegean Silver embossing powder. I cut around the snowflake and then added some Stardust pen to color the image. It gave it a really nice silver shimmer. To finish the snowflake, I added a bunch of clear gems.

For the background, I stamed the Cover a Card Snowflakes (CC066) onto silver cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it with silver powder. To add even more sparkle to the card, I attached a glittery silver ribbon to the card.

Want more metallic inspiration? Check out the work by Danelia, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Kathy, and Kelli. Want to play along? Check out the contest information here. You could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!


Deborah March said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Laura! I can just imagine how glittery this is in real life!

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful, I love this so much!

Shirley said...

Very delicately gorgeous!

Diana said...

Stunning card Laura! Miss you friend! All new cards on my blog. Happy Holidays!

Jenny Gropp said...

Metallics are hard to photograph! I think sometimes a lot depends on the metallic card stock type too.

Love this snowflake and know it is is even more dynamic in person!