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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crafty Secrets "Touch of Metal" Challenge

Morning all,

Today's challenge over on the Crafty Secrets forum of SCS is to use "metal" on you card/project. This is not something I use a lot of and LoriLynn certainly had some great ideas (other than actual metal) for you to incorporate into your card. You can read some of her awesome ideas HERE. Why not come play along ... we have great fun each and every week.

My base card here is a premade A-6 ivory card purchased at Michael's. I have used Crafty Secrets EARTHY designer paper matted with SU soft sky cardstock as my base. The image is from the Crafty Secrets "Birds & Botanical" images & journaling booklet. I have distressed my main image panels and sponged with Ranger Antique Linen ink. I have also spritzed my journalling panel with Iridescent Memories Mist and Tim Holtz walnut stain. My Touch of Metal are the metal flower brads used in the upper & lower corners which I purchased from Hobby Lobby and are by The Paper Studio. There are 6 in a pack and I have been hoarding them ... until today!!! I've also used a metal clasp and brushed brass brads by Making Memories. For a touch of sparkle, I've used gold Stickles for the flower centers on my main image.

Going to be a long day here at the Cleveland Clinic I'm afraid ... but that's okay .. we're one more day closer to Mark being healthy again! Thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. This is gorgeous Darlene! I love everything about this card...tfs!!!

  2. What a beautiful card. I love the brads.

  3. What a great way to use your brads. You picked a good card to use your 'special' metal. I am praying for you and Mark. I will be thinking good positive thoughts..

  4. Beautiful card! I've never seen your blog before! It is wonderful.You are so creative!!
    I wish the best to your husband!! (an you too) Even though you are not the patient, I bet sometimes it feels like you are as well!
    Your Granddaughter is a cutie!!

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous Darlene! I love the colors and the metal accents. To answer your question, 'yes' things are going better at work, but its still not perfect, but will it ever be? LOL!


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