Sunday, February 23, 2014

It’s Your Special Day

Hi everyone ~
Tomorrow is my sons’ birthday...I just can’t believe my ‘baby’ will be 33! Where does the time go?

I missed last week’s challenge at Less is More for a masculine themed card, but the recipe for this week’s challenge is ‘Metal’, so it actually worked out well. While hunting through some old scrapbooking supplies, I found a package of metal sheets in various shapes, and chose the diamond pattern for the background on my star.

To add even more texture to this card I embossed the red strip with an impression plate, added a few wood veneer stars, which I painted with Mama Elephant pigment ink, and topped with glossy accents. It's really hard to see the texture from the impression plate, but here’s a close-up of the metal sheet behind the star:

Well, that’s it for me...I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by  ~

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Make a Wish (sentiment)
Ink: Hero Arts - Navy; Mama Elephant - Winter
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy; MFT - Nightshift Blue
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Puffy Star Stackables
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico - Stars
Metal Mesh: Making Memories - Diamond Pattern

Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Linen/Canvas
Misc: Glossy Accents


Hannelie said...

You created an awesome focal point using that metal sheet Barb!
Looks great!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amazing card, that star is the show!

Chrissie said...

This looks wonderful Barb, you son is going to be delighted with this one!
Thanks so much
Less is More

lostinpaper said...

What a clever way to use the metal sheets, perfect on a masculine design Barb!

Dawn T said...

what a great embellishment Barb. A really nice card.

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Barb! Love the melt mesh insert on the star.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, your son will love this card. The metal piece behind the star is fantastic. I love that you kept the color palette so crisp. Great Guy card.

jintyoo7 said...

Wow, brilliant find, Barb! Fabulous card - hope you have a great day with your "baby" :)

Kay Miller said...

That is an awesome "guy" card Barb! I love the metal sheet inside the star! I hope you're "baby" has a wonderful birthday! hehe! Have a great week! :)

Anne said...

Barb what a stylish card for your son, I'm sure he loved it!
Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Guest LIM commenter :)

Kailash said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby" Barb, I'm sure he loved his card. Such a cool masculine design, a great find with your embellishment:-)

Darnell said...

Wow, Barb, this is a magnificent winning way to use metal on your card!! I went off looking for another challenge that I saw had stars, but now I can't find it, so it must have been an older challenge. In any event, I think it's perfect, perfect, perfect for LIM!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

I remembered, it's Seize the Sketch, but I think you have to hurry if you think it will work. Remember, sketches are there just to get you started, it doesn't have to be literal! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful, perfect for your son!!!!! Love the mesh too, you may have inspired me too "root" around for something metal!!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Perfect birthday card for your son, Barb! I love the bold and striking design! You used the metal mesh sheet so superbly!