Thursday, April 8, 2010

You Light Up My Life

I made this card for the MFT's challenge this month, which was to make a card that was for a man/boy and metallic. That set the gears turning in my head ,(pun intended!) for this card. I used the robots from MFT's, colored with copics and spicas. The really fun part came when I decided to use a circuit board from an old computer as one of my layers of matting. Also, to add to the metallic bling, I ran some thin metal through the cuttlebug using the diamond plate folder. For another layer, I sprayed black gold Glimmer Mist on corrugated card board, and then ran that through the cuttlebug, to smoosh it down. The gears are from a CTMH set - Gear Up - and were stamped and heat embossed, and then cut out. The little screws on my corners were actually from the circuit board. I glued them into holes that I had punched.

Since this card is heavier than usual, I used an entire 12 x 12 sheet for the base, and folded it into quarters. This gave me the chance to make a window for the inside of the card, where I put another piece of metal that was stamped with Staz-on ink. I used the black gold glimmer mist on the kraft paper with a glimmer screen to make the patterns.
This was a really fun card to make!

Here are the challenges for this one:
Crafting Life's Pieces - sketch
Alota - 3,2,1 (3 gears, 2 ribbons, 1 circuit board)
Pollycraft- Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Kraft
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Clearly Delightful- dry embossing and some yellow
Lexi's Creations - altered
A Spoon Full of Sugar - one for the boys
ABC - "r" is for red
Belli - color spray
Simon Says - A card for a child
Paper Play - shiny, happy people


Cheryl said...

oh hun how cool is this great image and love the detail too hugs cheryl xxxx
oh nearly forgot my DT head bless you again hun for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, and great image Thanks again for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge, Good Luck

Tricia said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for joining the Clearly Delightful challenge!

Helene said...

Great card! Thank you for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge

Ceal said...

cute card thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous!

Emma said...

Wow such a fantastic card, I love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.
Hugs Emma x

lalkygirl said...

fantastic card,the image is adorable and the use of the circuit board as matting is genius ,love it .thanks for joining us at lexis creations and good luck
lalkygirl x

Helen said...

Fun card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Craftyanny said...

Well now that is altering alright!!! Love the cicuit board, fantastic and novel way to make a card
Thanks for playing along with Lexi's Creations
Anne x

Julie M said...

Fab card, Gini - I love the grungy, industrial look you've given it.

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Georgie said...

What a brilliant idea for a card,and you have been very resourceful
Thanks for playing along at lexis Creations

Darsie Bruno said...

This is darling! Love the robots and the inside of your card! Your grunge look is great! Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge!

Chelsea said...

What a unique and creative card. I love it! I've never seen any card like this. You've got the most creative take on this sketch. Wow ~Chelsea

K. Joy said...

What a creative card! The circute board gives it a great look! Thanks for playing in the CDBC!

Laurie tx stamper said...

oh my goodness that is cute! thanks for playing the cdbc4!

Tracey said...

This is soo cool love the use of the circuit board :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a cool card! So unique and full of wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at CDBC!

Deirdre said...

So cool, great card.

Thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

stitchy said...

Gini, What a cute card. Image is just adorable and coloring is superb...Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT.

Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

stitchy xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great card. Thanks for playing the CDBC4.

Marie said...

Lovely card! Thank you for entering in the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge and good luck in the draw!

rozzy said...

What a fantastic card and very inspiring too.. thanks so much for entering it in to Lexi's creations challenge this week
hugs rozzy xx

Jane said...

Brilliant card for a boy!! I love the robots! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Jane xx

Lexi said...

ohhh how fab is that!! I love the idea to use a circut board..thanks or playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

jdmommy said...

I just love all the metallic parts of this card! great look! thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!