John has been on TV again this week with some new products and some old ones, this tag is made with the Mica Magic Metallic set which has been around for a while but is a firm favourite.
I have always loved the effects you can get with mica, I have a stash of powders from years ago and really enjoyed stamping and colouring with them. The beauty of the Mica Magic is it is not a powder, it's a sort of creamy consistency but not quite like a gilding wax, very easy to apply and it doesn't smell.
It's definitely magic to be able to turn a piece of embossed black card into something that looks like a sheet of aged metal. On this project the mica was applied using my fingers, left to 'set' for a short while....long enough to make a cup of tea....and then gently buffed with a cotton cloth.
It's all very well making these gorgeous pieces of card but what do you do with them? I have seen it used to cover journals, boxes or just cards, but I chose to cover a mount board tag. It was glued down with some strong PVA, left to dry and then trimmed to fit. The edges of the tag were showing white so I coloured them black with Distress Ink.
I die cut two banners and cut the greeting into them, then stuck small pieces of silver mirri card behind the words to make them shine. I also die cut a small shape in mirri card and mounted it on a black disc, using the banners and the disc I made a rosette.
The rosette was stuck down on black foam so the disc sits proud of the banners, which were stuck down with redline tape. A couple of lengths of ribbon to finish off the tag and now I have something to either add to a card or to hang around the neck of a wine bottle when gifting it.
I'm often asked about ideas for making masculine cards, I would have to say that this type of project would be ideal for both genders, just vary the embossed image and with Mica Magic available in many colours the choices are endless.
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - #589 Tag, You're It
Watercooler Wednesday - WWC309 - Masculine Rocker
The Male Room - #147 Steampunk
Fab 'n' Funky - #511 Birthday