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November 19, 2019

Oxi Metallic

Hello Stamplings!

I hope you're having a great day!

I'm popping in real quick to share an oxidized (non-Christmas) metallic make with you.
As usually happens with these mixed media makes, this was not the least bit intimidating! It was easy and fun. I used a sheet of T. Holtz silver paper and splashed alcohol inks about. I love the way these two play together! 

Once dry, I embossed with a 3D panel from Sizzix 662455. The flowers and flourishes and pearls really do look oxidized and the sheenanigans are incredible in the reality of life! I attached the panel to a square card base that I first embossed with a pierced rectangle die. A simple sediment finished it off.

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64 comments:

KandA said...

Wow, this looks AMAZING and I love the colours and texture. You make it sound so simple.... so maybe I may just give put it on my 'to try' list xx

jimlynn said...

Very unique and different - and so pretty!!
Lynn

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a beautiful card!

conil said...

Clever and so interesting. Aren't you brilliant. The color really enhances the look of the e/f.

Fikreta said...

thats stunning!
hugs

Sandra H said...

Darnell wow your card is really beautiful x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Darnell, this is stunning work, I love the design and the colours are fantastic, just so beautiful, Kate x

Carole said...

Super duper card this one Darnell...I bet it really looks even more bedazzling in real life...and very expensive looking too. I a not familiar with T H silver paper but I have alcohol inks...need to play...need more time! Hugs xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunning mixed media card Darnell. So unique and what a striking effect with the fun technique....gorgeous colours too and great dimension x.

Lynette said...

Very, very cool, Darnell!! I have never heard of this before. What an awesome technique.

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and wow again Darnell, what a fabulous card! This is not a technique I have ever tried but you sure make me want to. I love the colours, the textures, the frame, everything! Brilliant. Hugs, Annie xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Darnell, this is just brilliant, I love it - a stunning card, hugs Robyn

Pat said...

What a stunning look Darnell with the beautiful 3D embossing over the stunning alcohol inked silver paper. I love the finished look with the pierced frame and a lovely sentiment and such pretty colours too. x

Cat Craig said...

Such a cool look. That challenge is on my list this week.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Darnell amazing piece of mixed media. Looks like you had an oxi fun time :)

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is a stunning technique, I have to try it. your card is absolutely amazing, I love all the effects.
crafty hugs xx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, That is so pretty.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Julie B said...

Such a pretty combination of colours Darnell, they blend together perfectly to give the effect of a posy with that fab embossing. :)

oldpunca said...

O, waw! This is an amazing effect you've achieved. Regarding to your explanation it seems to be easy. :-) Fantastic card!
Hugs, Sonja

Jeanne said...

Sounds easy enough to do, thanks for sharing! The card is beautiful, Darnell! Hugs!

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Darnell this is stunning..such an amazing effect and the colours are beautiful

Anne

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is stunning, Darnell! xoxo

Donna said...

This is amazing, love it!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice - and I have everything to do this!!! I amgoing tohave to start a list of "techniques" to try - TTT. Aways more techniques than time.

HilaryJane said...

You have outdone yourself with this one. It is truly gorgeous xx

Gerrina said...

Great colours and so beautiful with the 3-d! Hugs, Gerrina

Darlene said...

WOW! This is amazing and BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the details on how it was made! I'll have to give it a try ... awesome!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! I mean really...WOW!! What a cool card Darnell!! You made it sound so simple but yet there must be more to it than that!! I'm just loving all the bright color and texture and the "oxidized" look! FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

What a great mix of AI and blending. It looks fantastic with dimension and so much interest. It is fun to see the results of AI. It never ceases to amaze me. You have excellent eyesight!

OH Babs said...

Looks like a fun technique to play with.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, great success with the technique!

Jo said...

This card for me is truly outstanding. There is so much cohesion between the oxidized BG and the dry embossing, it’s like magic.
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great look with all the texture in the design and wonderful colors.

Bobby said...

It's a shame this didn't work for the Mix-Up challenge, Darnell, because it's beautiful and very metallic looking. I am glad you made it a birthday card so you could send it to us. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

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scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful textures!! Great work with metallic paper and oxides! And it looks so well with that frame around!
Hugs

Bonnie said...

It may not have any metallic embossing powder, but I love the texture and colors, Dolly! It makes me think of a pressed tin ceiling.

Cheryl W. said...

Your card front looks like a sculpted bas relief! Honestly, it really looks amazing. I'm assuming it was Hammy's guidance that lead to the success of this card. :)

Leslie Miller said...

This is what I call oxi-magic! Except turns out it's not really oxi, but it's one of the most gorgeous things I've seen in ages. That embossing folder is VERY dimensional!

Daffodil Cards said...

"Real quick" is good, especially when you show something as beautiful and colourful as this gorgeous card Darnell.
Faith x

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Babs said...

Beautiful colours and a fab technique, lovely results
Babs x

Kara Lynne said...

I was intimidated just looking at it! So glad you set me straight by letting us know how simple it was to create, but boy it doesn't look that way! It looks like it belongs in a gallery!

Neet said...

What a super card - you have got me wanting to look at this silver paper by Tim H now as I love the effect you got. Thanks for your recent good wishes on my blog, still not heard about the camera but will let you know when things start happening.
Hugs, `neet xx

Loll said...

The alcohol inks look amazing on the silver paper, Dolly (have to get me some of that!). :) I love the embossed image and how the silver looks like oxidized metal. Great work, my friend. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Lisa Babitz said...

WOW! I love this!! The textures and colors are amazing, and the embossed "frame" is perfect to pull the whole thing together. Your greeting panel is perfect for this card as well; it looks like a little engraved, metal plate.

TK said...

What a wonderful card -- but I disagree, it looks TOTALLY intimidating!

Greta said...

Now that is one cool card, my friend! Love that you used an embossing folder with the AI panel--gotta remember that!

Ros Crawford said...

I wish I'd thought to use AI's... This is terrific and the embossing makes it look even more amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Mix Up! Have a great day!

Cris G. said...

Looks FABULOUS, like a piece of art!

Carol L said...

I'm totally impressed with this one my friend! It's fabulous with the metallic highlights and I love how that embossed flower steals the show in spite of the busy colorful background! What a wonderful card that looks like it took hours to make :)

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing! The colours are stunning and I love the texture .... great job my friend. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Mix Up challenge xx

Mrs A. said...

Goodness , what a stunning piece of art you have created. So love all those colours together and of course it’s totally unique. Hugs Mrs A.

Barb Ghig said...

I am shocked that it was so easy to create this GORGEOUS card, Darnell! Love the shimmer of the silver background with the metallic elements so much...you really nailed it, my friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Anita in France said...

Wow, so striking, Darnell ... the shimmer and glimmer of all the colour on the embossed image is hugely eyecatching ... what a beauty! LYAMYLALMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Celeste Goff said...

Love the shimmer, texture, and gorgeous color on this card Darnell! Well done!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what an awesome and unique oxidized metal card, Darnell! I love the gorgeous colors and the 3D embossed dimension! The contrast of all the dramatic flowing elements on the panel and the simple rectangular frame & sentiment strips is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Mix Up!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm almost speechless!!! Truly beautiful result with this fun technique! Gorgeous colours and I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up:)

Susan Joyce said...

You achieved such a fantastic result with the Technique Darnell and I love the embossing folder you used. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month.

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the TIMI challenge!!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

BożenA said...

WOW! This card is stunning! I love all the protuberances and structure of the card. The colors are so amazing, Darnell. Congratulations on your distinction in the CAS Mix Up challenge
hugs,
BożenA

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW! Jaw-droppingly beautiful! Saw this over cat CAS Mix-up and had to see it in close up. Happy Thanksgiving!

conil said...

Congrats on your Top Pick CAS Mix it Up...they have such good taste.