Sunday, 29 April 2012

In a word 'Love'

For this card I wanted to try a technique that I had never tried before which is faux metal.  I watched Kristina Werner do this in one of her you tube videos:

For my card I thought it would be fun to use a new alphabet set I got from Michaels to make metal looking tags that spelled out a word.  Here is what I came up with:

I thought I would go for a look that is more grungy than usual, so I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on a piece of kraft cardstock.  I made another crumpled paper flower out of the same script paper I used before, this time with 9 circles.  I inked the edges of the flower in gray to coordinate with everything.  A sparkly brad and some prima flowers added just enough sparkle.

Once I followed Kristina's technique with the alphabet stamp set I mentioned I used my nestabilities circles to cut the letters out out, and my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in each. I attached them to the card front with black hemp twine and foam squares.  I love how they turned out, I even love the impression left behind by the dies.  My husband was even impressed (at least thats what he told me, lol).

On the inside of the card I used the same shades of cardstock as on the front and inked them to match and stamped a nice sentiment.

I think any loved one would enjoy receiving this card.  :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
  1.  Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show your favourite word
  2. Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and dies
  3. Deep Ocean Challenge - Use punches and dies
  4. Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything goes
  5. Simon Says challenge - Anything goes
  6. Moving Along With the Times - Garden or Flowers

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Crumb cake.  Bazzill Basics Antique Script.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up!  Petite Pairs, Recollections Rubber Stamp Set (alphabet)

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Charcoal, Stampin' Up!  Going Gray.  Versamark Watermark ink.  Stampin' Up! Silver embossing powder. 

Adhesive:  Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, Glue Dots, foam squares.

Embellishments:  Prima Flowers Melisse Nature Garden, Creative Charms brads, black hemp twine from stash.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder, tweezers, heat tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestablities Standard Circles Small and Large, Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture fade Cracked,  Ranger Inkssentials blending tool, We R Memory Keepers brad setter, Crop-A-Dile


Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, Great Metal letter idea and Love that flower.
Thanks for sharing with us over at MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, absolutely love it.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW another stunning creation, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week again, Love Hazelxo

Linda Elbourne said...

This is really lovely! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

May said...

Beautiful card, Fabulous Metal letters... lovely creation, Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy, May x