My idea for the metal on my card came about as I was unpacking a few boxes last week. Along the way, I was either giving things to a friend who was over, or I was putting the box contents away. Well, maybe I should say I was putting the contents in the vicinity of where the various objects would eventually live.
One of those objects was a small, unopened container of photo brad ... thingies. These:
The container landed on my desk, to be used for today's challenge. There were 10 of the little buggers in there, and I used 5 of them before I went a bit nuts. I put the remaining ones away.
I went in search of some paper with most of these colors in them, and decided upon my Basic Grey What's Up 6x6 pad. I selected a now-expired sketch from Retro Sketches:
and I got to work. Here is the first card I made:
There was a lot of stash-diving happening here. First, the brad thingies. But wait - there's more! That twine was also in one of the boxes I unpacked, and I used up most of it. yay!
Also, that sentiment? Back in the day before every company had their own thin dies, and Spellbinders was the only game in town, I collected Spellbinders. Then stamp companies started to come out with stamps that coordinated with various Spellbinders dies, and who was I to pass up an opportunity to collect something?!?!?! This set is from Stamping Scrapping, and it coordinates with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio dies (or so it says) S-4234. It's been so long, I just believe them at this point.
I didn't use the dies, but I did use the frame from the set. I decided to use the script "you" from the Simon Says Stamp You set, even though it slopped out of the frame a bit. I tried to clean off the ends of the image and stamp it just inside the frame, but that was a disaster, so I gave up. The rest of the sentiment is from the same You stamp set.
Now, about that heart. I cut it from one of the What's Up papers, then about 8 times out of scrap cream card stock, then stacked them all up until it was about as tall as the sentiment that's popped up on dimensional adhesive. I even colored the edges, it was so thick:
|(wow, almost in focus, even. almost. okay, no, it's not.)
|Oh, look, the heart on the bottom left card decided to tip over. Lovely.
The top two are like the first one I made, just with different papers. For the bottom two, I was getting a little stabby about the size of the paper piece: 3.75 x 3.5. You see, you can only get one of these from a piece of 6x6 paper, which kindof defeated my purpose, so the paper on these two is only 3" wide. You see a lot more of the card base, but I'm really quite okay with that.
So, do you have some metal laying around the ole craft room that needs to disappear? I think you should play along with us over at Shopping Our Stash: Heavy Metal. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used: misc brads; misc twine; Basic Grey What's Up 6x6 paper pack; stamped frame from a set I got through Stamping Scrapping, but they don't seem to have as many Spellbinder coordinating sets any more; hole punch that might be older than I am; misc cream card stock for the heart layering effort; and the following: