My post today, which is also featured on the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, is two greeting cards and a tag using the wonderful Muse On The Nile stamp plate and the Egypt collage sheet. I've also got an altered tag as a little bonus.
The first card I made has King Tut's face and the pyramids stamped on thin mica chips with StazOn ink. When you stamp on mica be sure to use a steady hand because rubber stamps may slide a little if you aren't careful. It's a little like stamping on plastic. Notice how dark the mica started out? It's a rock that is formed of paper thin layers. You can pull them apart to get the color you desire. The pieces were attached with a glue stick. Don't worry, you can't see the glue.
There is a globe pattern in the Happy Travels paper collection from Glitz. I trimmed it down so keep the side with Egypt and set aside the other piece for a project later on. The yellow background is from a Graphic 45 paper pad and has a very faint crackle pattern that isn't really visible here. I thought it went well with the ancient theme. Once the mica was glued in place I stamped the words from the stamp plate around the images. The words in black squares were cut from the Egypt collage sheet.
Do you like the shiny bling? I had a scrap of gold foil from another project. I set the metal sheet on a mouse pad and used the tip of my ScorPal stylus to create this random pattern. Then I cut a random shape from the piece and glued it in place with tacky glue. I paired it with a gold glitter layer so that the gold metal wouldn't be overpowering for the rest of the card if it was the only shiny element.
I thought this chevron paper made a great background for an Egyptian card! It hints at a pyramid, doesn't it? I bought a sheet of the Egyptian collage on parchment from Altered Pages so the Pharaoh had a vague yellow tint and a blue/black design and it paired beautifully with this Glitz design. The paper pad also had a solid dusky blue sheet and I stamped the pyramids on it to match the background. Foam dimension squares hold the pyramids a little off the card.
As an accent piece, I used the Egypt collage printed on ivory colored paper so that it would blend with the shipping tag.
Muse on the Nile stamp plate
Glitz paper pads
Tacky Glue & Glue Stick
Foam Dimensional Adhesive
StazOn Ink Pad
Egypt Collage Image Sheet
Yellow Tag Alphabet Collage Image Sheet