I started off by stenciling the Open Elephant and Zebra Texture with Glossy Black embossing paste on different pieces of cardstock. I let the Zebra just dry on it's own, but I played a bit with the elephant.
While the paste was still wet, I used 3 colors of Metallic F/X to get the look you see above. I worked with Eye of the Tiger, Pewter, and Amber Glow. This technique is easy! Take a dry liner brush, dip it in your desired color of Metallic F/X powder, and tap the brush above the wet stenciled image. Repeat as often as you like with whichever colors you choose. After you have achieved the look you want, you can either leave it be until it dries, or kind of shake and tap the cardstock around a bit to mix the colors and and add extra coverage. After it dries, I brushed the excess away.
I distressed the edge of the zebra print stencil, and inked the edge of my card with gold Delicata ink from Imagine Crafts. Layer, layer, layer. Added a bit of ribbon from May Arts. Voila! A finished card that has a manly feel to it, but that I can see many women liking as well. There are several other teamies joining me today with this "Wild" theme, so please be sure to pay them a visit. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!