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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Something a little different




Well the LIM challenge today, to use metal, is definitely outside my comfort zone! I racked my brains for this challenge - should I use brads, heat embossing, some sort of charm - but none of these really inspired me. Then I suddenly remembered that a while back I'd bought a sheet of thin metal (which actually didn't work for the project I needed it for!) so I hunted that down and came up with this card. Being a Teaching Assistant in Science means that whenever I think of mixing metal with papercrafting I immediately think of magnets so this is where my 'something a little different' comes in - I made the 'Mr & Mrs' panel in the centre into a fridge magnet!! (see picture bottom right - stuck on my conservatory heater)
I used framelits from Apothecary Accents to cut out the aperture and also the 'Mr & Mrs' which had been stamped, with a now retired stamp, in Silver Encore ink. A piece of metal was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and positioned behind the aperture panel. The congratulations banner was stamped with an Itty Bitty Banners sentiment and cut with the co-ordinating framelit and the metal flowers punched with an Itty Bitty Shapes punch. A few leaves from the Bird Builder punch and some Basic Rhinestones were added to finish the card.
The fridge magnet was made by cutting several shapes from fairly stiff card then glued together to give a much sturdier panel.

Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon
Margaret x




11 comments:

  1. A super elegant card! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

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  2. Well this is very clever Margaret and it looks pretty amazing what's more!
    Brilliant idea!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Wowzer.... thats looking such wonderfull, but I have Problems to read White on black ;o(
    don´t know how you made it ... still it is amazing
    CU hellerlittle

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  4. Super card and a brilliant idea.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. I love your idea of making the Mr and Mrs into a little keepsake like that Margaret and how perfect that it attaches magnetically to the metal sheet too. Great thinking! Vicky x

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  6. Very cool card, love it all.
    Helen x

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  7. Margaret what a fab way to use your piece of metal, super card.
    Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
    Anne
    Guest LIM commenter :)

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  8. This is lovely Margaret, and to be a keepsake too - genius! Gill x

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