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How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I would like to show how to create a set of easy and fun masculine cards!

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

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All of the products used today are new to The Crafter’s Workshop range but you can also use existing products: mix up different colours of Modeling Pastes on the stencil of dye your pastes with Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and then mix them on the stencil. But these new The Crafter’s Workshop Metallic Modeling Pastes are just yammy so I couldn’t resist playing with them and the shine of these pastes is just gorgeous, they make every project fabulous! And have you seen the new range of The Crafter’s Workshop 2018 stencils? Wow, there are so many gorgeous designs, if you haven’t already seen them then go HERE to check them out!

For today’s project I created 4 cards, the technique is easy so let me start of with that: I first die cut some card stock using a (stitched) die (square or rectangle, whatever you prefer). I choose a size that leaves me room for an extra mat on my cards. I die cut one square dark green panel and one square dark brown panel and two light craft coloured rectangle panels.

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

Now it’s time for the fun part: first I choose combinations of two of the new Metallic Modeling Pastes that fit well together. Then I put one of the new 2018 The Crafter’s Workshop stencils called “Number Scramble“ (TCW 764s) over one of the square die cut panels and then applied the Modeling Paste with a palette knife. First a little of the lightest colour on random places and then more of the darkest colour, mixing on the stencil with the lightest colour. This way you create a lot of depth and dimension on your project and it will look like real rust or metal but with a shiny finish (but not overdone so it’s still suitable for a masculine card). That’s it, easy peasy!

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

On the rectangle cards I went about the same way but I first masked of part of the card panel using a piece of paper and then I put the stencil over that. When you remove the stencil and the paper together carefully you will create a nice design on only two/thirds or three/quarters of your panel, which leaves you room for a sentiment for example. And if you do create some small smudges and they bother you then you can always put a little embellishment on the smudge.

Then you let the Modeling Paste sit and dry (I usually let them dry overnight). How do you know if the Modeling Paste is fully dry?: if the back of the card stock feels cool to the touch then it’s probably not completely dry yet!

Here are some of the new 2018 Metallic Modeling Paste colour combinations that you can mix if you like to try out this technique. On today’s cards I used the following combinations:

–  “Platinum“ (TCW9031) with “Copper Penny“ (TCW9029);

“Champagne Gold“ (TCW9026) with “Grecian Gold“ (TCW9027);

–  “Platinum“ (TCW9031) with “Marcasite Silver“ (TCW9033);

–  “White Pearl“ (TCW9030) with “Sterling Silver“ (TCW9032)

While the panels were drying I worked on the rest of the card design:

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

For the square cards I choose one of the sentiments from the Taylored Expressions “Another Year Older“ stamp set. I choose to use Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink on white card stock for the Copper Penny card and Memento “Espresso Truffle“ ink on crème coloured card stock for the Gold card. I die cut around the sentiment using a square stitched die and I also die cut a slightly larger panel from black (for the Copper Penny card) and light yellow (for the Gold card) card stock. I edged the white sentiment panel with Archival “Monarch Orange“ ink to make it fit it in a little bit more with the rest of the card design. The two mats for each card I adhered together using liquid glue.

When the modeling paste was dry I adhered the Copper Penny panel to a mat silver die cut square panel that’s slightly larger then the panel with the modeling paste. And for the Gold card I choose the same light yellow card stock that I used for the mat on my sentiment. These two larger square panels I also adhered together using liquid glue.

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

Now I can finish these cards: I wrapped some jute robe around the largest square panels and adhered at the back using regular tape. Then I adhered these panels to a linen textured card base (black for the Copper Penny card and dark brown for the Gold card) using one millimetre thick foam tape and then all I had to do is adhere the sentiment on the card also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

My second card design (the rectangle cards) is even less work: I stamped one of the sentiments from the Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments“ stamp set directly on the panels with the modeling paste. On the panel with the lighter combination of modeling paste I used VersaMark ink with Wow “Opaque Bright White“ embossing powder and on the darker combination I used Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink.

I used white linen textured card stock and olive green linen textured card stock for my mats and card bases and then put these cards together in the same way as the first set of cards. One of the cards had a little smudge but I didn’t wanted to through that away so I decided to ad some sequins to that card and I adhered the sequins with Ranger Medium Matte.

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

How to make easy masculine birthday cards using metallic modeling paste

And that finishes today’s fun masculine card project! I loved combining the different colours of Metallic Modeling Paste on the stencils and I have another idea for this that I will show you sometime in the future!

What are your favourites among the new 2018 The Crafter’s Workshop products? We would love to hear!

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Heidi Jakobs

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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