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:
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show your favourite word
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and dies
- Deep Ocean Challenge - Use punches and dies
- Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything goes
- Simon Says challenge - Anything goes
- 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