Sunday, March 20, 2011

Masculine Metal

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  When I saw that Colleen's Release Day Challenge at Stamp TV was to use metal I thought "AH HA! This is the perfect opportunity to use that 'soft' aluminum sheeting!" that I had purchased a while back.  Here is the card I came up with:

I was AMAZED that I didn't cut myself in the process of cutting the 'soft' aluminum, then ran it through my Cuttlebug with this cool embossing folder that I don't know the name of, but it looks like that industrial metal with treads so you don't trip? I stamped the laptop from 'Tech Talk' by Gina K. Designs twice, once on Brushed Silver cardstock, then again on Brocade Blue which I cut out and paper pieced onto the laptop as the screen. The DP's (can you tell the black one is foiled?  So cool!) are from DCWV's Generation Tech stack - those of you who have known me before this blog was in existence know how much I love these papers for my 'computer jock' cards, it's perfect!  I will be so bummed when I run out of it.  I played around with the layout a while and this is what I decided upon, adding some metal 'screwhead' brads and some silver brads punched through 1/2" punched out Brocade Blue circles.

In addition to the Release Day challenge at Stamp Tv, this card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes Challenge 61 - Embossing, and
Embellish Magazine's Color Trends Challenge :

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card.  Happy Sunday!
~Crafty Math Chick


Anita said...

I love your card! I hope to create tomorrow for the challenge.

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Meredith, this is awesome! What a great masculine card! I got your message and will get with you tomorrow! This weekend has been a crazy one but I have been thinking about you!!! Hope you are feeling better and I'll talk to you tomorrow!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Meredith, this is so cool!! I love that diamond plate embossing folder--perfect for this guy card. And the screw head brads are such fun! Great job with those challenge. :)

Barb Turpin said...

Wow! This is the BEST! Love it!

Shana said...

That is AWESOME! That embossed "soft" metal would be perfect for the boys in my life! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again this week!

Charlene Austin said...

Wow - fantastic card. I love that you used aluminum! Thank you so much for playing along in the Embellish Challenge.