Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SOS Challenge 39 - Metal Mania

It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash! This week's theme is Metal Mania - use something metal on your project, or use a Dilly Beans image. Think brads, eyelets, snaps, library clips, or other hardware!

Here is my card:

I doubled up on my hardware. The butterfly eyelets are from a package I bought years ago and have never used. Now I've used 3 of them!  As an experiment, I wanted to see if a brad would fit in the opening/center of the butterflies, and they did, so that's 3 brads gone!  I like how it makes the colors pop, too.

Here's a close-up of the eyelet + brad:

 I based my card on this sketch (now old) from Clean & Simple:

I only used three images instead of four - I thought it looked better that way.

Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash, dig through all your metal embellishments and sheets or whatever, use it on a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. what a great card just flat-out... but then it's ALSO a brilliant use of eyelets and brads (i now want to search my stash for ones that will thusly double up!!!) AND a great version of that cool sketch! AWESOME!!! ♥♥♥

  2. Great idea to combine the eyelets and brads. I remember when eyelets were IT, and I still have lots of them somewhere.

  3. Loved the sketch you followed, but even more so, the genius idea to use a brad inside a brad! Brilliant!

  4. I really like your take on the sketch to use 3 images instead of 4, and those butterflies and brads really do make those flowers pop! NJ!


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