The banners are strips of diecut silver mirror card, embossed with a cogs folder and painted over with black acrylic paint. The paint is allowed to dry before lightly rubbing with a dry cloth to reveal some of the shiny detail.
I love these Justrite stamps with the matching dies, and this one is perfect for a man's card. Stamped in black archival, the image is heat-embossed in clear and coloured using Promarkers before distressing the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink. A second diecut is made from black card, then cut in half horizontally and positioned behind the main image bringing out the top and bottom edges to make a shadow frame. I learnt this technique from Sue Wilson and it's great for making frames when you don't have a second die the size you want. The image is mounted onto the card using foam tape for extra dimension.
I do sometimes use ribbon on men's cards, but often prefer something a bit mechanical. A length of chain and some packaging add a bit of texture (fixed in place with matt multi-medium), and the blades on this fan charm really reminded me of the propellor on the aircraft.
Justrite stamp set - Going Places Vintage Labels
Spellbinders Justrite Custom Die - JB-03730 Vintage Label & Banner Dies
Archival ink - Jet Black
Stampendous Embossing powder - Clear Detail
Distress ink pad - Pumice Stone
Promarkers (to match map colours)
cardstock: black 160gsm, white 160gsm & 300gsm
chain, packaging, charm to decorate
adhesives: foam tape, PVA, Pinflair, matt multi-medium
Entered for the following challenge:
Justrite Friday Challenge 088 - Sketch