Over the past couple of weeks I have been familiarizing myself with the blogging world by reading other crafting blogs, mostly blogs on scrapbooking and card making. It is fantastic to see people’s creativity with such a simple product like paper.
I found in my search, DT Calls. They provide a list of 95 web addresses to different monthly, bi-weekly, weekly and daily challenges.
Besties Challenge Blog is amongst the 95 addresses listed. Sherri Baldy, owner and author of Besties Challenge Blog doesn’t only post weekly challenges but also provides a list of upcoming challenges so that you can plan ahead. The challenge for May 27th is to “add metal to your card”. I jumped all over that challenge since I had ideas and the supplies to bring it to fruition.
Card done! Happy about the addition of metal! Can’t wait to show people! Very excited!!!
Then I reread the challenge rules on Besties Challenge Blog. It appears that in my excitement I misread them the first time. I did follow the spirit of the challenge and added metal to the card, but I also had to add a Bestie image. My card does not qualify for the challenge or for a chance to win some Bestie images but I am still pleased with the card and will give it to my husband for father’s day.
I think the card is quite appropriate for him. Not only is it very manly but it has a vehicle/machine type of look to it. He is a mechanic at heart, has a love for automotive and remembers every single customer by the vehicle they own.
For the metal look, I passed a piece of Art Emboss medium weight aluminum in the Spellbinder M-bossabilities EL-017 folder through the Big Shot. To save anyone from “paper cuts”, I folded under all the cut edges of the aluminum (I am cringing at the thought of an aluminum cut). Each piece of aluminum was then taped to a distressed and inked piece of cardstock.
This card was brought to you by the following supplies:
From my inventory:
· Art Emboss medium aluminum
· Spellbinders M-bossabilities EL-017
· Big Shot
· EK Success - Binding Edge Edger Punch
· Making Memories distress tool
· Tim Holtz - walnut distress ink
· K&Company Engraved Garden adhesive chipboard
· Various cardstock
· Zapdots - foam dots
· EK Success - Major League baseball stickers
· Scotch - Advance tape glider