Sunday, November 30, 2008

High Hopes Challenge 10 - Metal Madness

Well... hubby's plane broke down, so I had spare time today, and what better way to spend it than trying for a chance to win some cute stamps? Today's challenge over at the High Hopes Blog is to use metal in your layout.

And while I could have taken the easy way out with just using brads or eyelets of sorts... when have I ever been one to take the easy way out? lol I decided to use actual metal... tinfoil that is.

I read recently about running tinfoil through the cuttlebug, and I saw this as the perfect chance to try it out. I had no idea where I was going with it, no vision in my head. I even told my daughter, "Sometimes the best way to create, is simply to play." So that's what I did.

I attached tinfoil to a piece of cardstock (shiny side down), and ran it through my cuttle bug with an embossing folder. I swiped the top of it with white embossing ink and loaded it up with holographic embossing powder. The effect is subtle, but I think quite striking.

I eventually settled on a traditional red and green color scheme. Embossed some dots in my Christmas green background paper, and used water color pencils to color in my Daper Dan Snowman. I cut the slider tag from my cricut and glittered the edges. I wanted a red flower to balance out my card, but unfortunately I don't have any, and I'm not allowed to buy any more goodies till after Christmas. So I took a white flower and pressed it against an ink pad several times. I added the glitter snowflake brad, and it actually looks nice. Add three small red brads to the top of the ribbon and put it all together!

All in all, I'm not sure I pulled off the metal to the best of it's ability. But I think the card is cute. It beats boxed cards anyway, as it is original. :)


  1. Gorgeous card Denise, such a cute image and i love the embossed background. Thanks for playing along this week. Hugs Nikki x

  2. Another great card! Someone would think you were talented or something. ;)

  3. Very pretty :). So much better than the box cards.

    Sorry to hear your hubby plane broke down. *Hugs*

  4. this looks fabulous with the embossed foil background, thanks for sharing.hugs rachxx

  5. Super Cute and Fabulous!! Great take on this challenge!!...Hugs, Ila

  6. love this card it is so pretty I wouldn't mind getting it at all