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