Thursday, November 9, 2017

InkaGold Mixed Media Card for Guys

When I found out the latest challenge for Seize the Birthday was Circles... well my mind started spinning. 

You see... I'd been working on an art project a couple of months ago and had cut out an excessive amount of die cut circles. Like WAY more than I wound up needing. So now I have a bag full of a gazillion circles that make me mad every time I look at them because they were SO MUCH WORK. 

Well, they came in handy because I'm guest designing for Seize the Birthday through the end of the month. 

Their Toppings theme this time around is "Circles". You can really make any kind of birthday card you want and link it up to their challenge, but they give you an optional theme every time, too.

I created a shiny background using a wet paintbrush and some InkaGold. I'm definitely going to be making more backgrounds like this because, in the end, it looked like brushed copper. So pretty! 

I ran my painted background through my embossing machine, using an embossing folder with a clock print. 

The circles were cut out on white paper, then I used my fingers to slather some green, gold and copper InkaGolds all over. Looooove the textural look of the circles. 

I stamped a sentiment and old-fashioned car from a Unity kit to complete my design. 

I'm going to play along at:
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes (option of black)

I also used the color scheme from The Color Throwdown.

So. What's circling in your brain? Give the latest challenge over at Seize the Birthday a try!


  1. Beautiful card Becca. Love how you used the Inka Golds to create that great background and those circles. I will have to give that a try.

  2. So lucky for you having a lot of already cut circles to use quickly for the challenge! :)LOVE the ancient look you have created with green and metallic, and the embossed clock look fabulous! A perfect masculine card!

  3. This is so cool!! I LOVE the metallic circles and the cool way you used the instagold. Great project!!

  4. Love how you got the metallic look on your background, Becca! Need to try that.

  5. Congrats on being GD at STB! Very cool news! And I love what you've done with your card. That copper background is stellar, my friend. And all those circles...brilliant use of 'em! Absolutely wonderful card. Bev

  6. What a great guy card Becca! Love the metallics and the classic car. It's a '57 Chevy, my brother has one!!

  7. Wow, this copper background is lovely. I have lots of Inka Gold but it has all dried out. I'm very disappointed in it.

  8. Glad we could help you use those fabulous circles you had laying around Becca! Love the metallic looks too! So happy to have you through the end of the month!

  9. Becca, what a terrific masculine card! Love the embossed clocks in the background, and all the awesome circles!