ID: Metal Distress Thanks
5.25"w x 7"h

I used "Art Emboss" light weight aluminum backed gold sheeting. Put a small piece through my Cuttlebug with the "Thanks" embossing folder. The portions that were stamped that I didn't want, I un-embossed them with a popsicle stick on the back of the sheeting, working out and flattening the metal. There is still a slight depression/image but not noticeable with the paint and other distressing.

Both cards use the same embossing folder, just different portions of it. Then I smeared a thin layer of Rheotech Gesso over about 3/4 of the area. Let that dry then painted with Golden fluid acrylics, most thinned down with water. Only the Jenkins green did I apply unthined in certain areas. I dabbed at the wet paint to remove the excess paint. Colors used were, Nickel Azo Yellow, Indian Yellow Hue, Quinacridone Burnt Orange Jenkins Green, Pyrrole Orange.

I sanded the high points when everything was dry. But because this wasn't a pure metal. the sanding went down to the aluminum, so I have areas that are

 unsanded which still have some gold and then the high points of most letters are now silver. I then put a layer of Golden's Matte Medium.

Theny were mounted to textured cardstock, trimmed with a scallop or deckle edge rotary cutter, then mounted to a yellow piece of Monochromatic cardstock, then onto the main card.

I also added some punched out trim made from one of the leftover cardstocks using the EK Success Moroccan lace border punch. Wrote in the words with a Prisma colored pencils.

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The envelopes were made with Columbia Mills end sheet paper. I used Tim Holtz Ideaology alphabet masks to mask out each name, then colored the background with Pan pastels in the shades of the Anne of Green Gables postage stamps. Rubber stamped the flourishes with Perfect Medium while the masks were still on and colored the stamped image with Perfect Pearls "Forever Copper" & "Forever Green". Removed the masks and decorated the letters by outlining them with a gold gel pen and then either some colored pencils or  micron pen designs. Sprayed it with fixative.

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