It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to pull out your oldest hardware, and by that we mean things like ribbon slides, brads, eyelets, metal frames, etc.
I went digging into the back of my "Miscellaneous" drawer and found several packages of SU metal framed vellum square tags. I also found a box of old, old, old brads, and decided they needed to be used, too.
I followed a now VERY old sketch from my pile of neglected challenges and I made this:
I still have these metal-edged tags because I never figured out how to use them well. For this card I decided to use four of the smaller tags to create a background, so I glued them to a piece of patterned paper. I stuck the doily on with a brad through the center where the four corners of the metal tags meet and covered it up with the sentiment banner.
About those eyelet brads... do you remember those? I tried to get an in-focus shot of them:
heh I tried to hold one up and that's the one least in focus. ;/ Whoever thought punching two holes into a piece of paper to use a brad like this was easier than punching one hole and setting an eyelet was probably smoking something. Although, this was long before the Crop-a-dile, so two holes vs a hammer might have been the draw. No matter, I never embraced them, and six poked holes later I remembered why.
Now it's your turn! Got neglected, dusty hardware in your stash? Go dig it out and use it, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used: SU vellum metal-edged tags, misc brads, Basic Grey Fact 12x12 paper, and the following: