Thursday, May 28, 2015

You're Simply Wonderful

Good Morning! Can you believe it's Thursday already?!

Today's card is a little "heavier" than normal and was created for Less Is More's Challenge #225: Use Some Metal.

Have you ever been somewhere and seen something you just had to get because you knew you were going to need it soon? That's what happened to me at Lowe's last week... I saw these cool little 1/4" strips of brass and aluminum and I thought, "I'm going to make something out of these"... and then today's challenge was announced and I knew what I had to do!

I took my little metal strips and embossed them with regular embossing folders and my Cuttlebug machine. The aluminum worked better than the brass but I like the look of having them both on the card.

The rest of the design I completed in blue stripes, stamps by PTI. The sentiment is from a Sale-a-Bration set from Stampin' Up called Simply Wonderful.

Once the front panel was completed... oh, I found that mini glue dots worked the best to adhere the metal strips to the paper; I mounted the panel on a card base made of Blueberry Sky cardstock by PTI.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today... if you would like to see more of my cards be sure to follow my blog so you don't miss anything :)

Supplies Used:
Paper - Blueberry Sky (PTI); Whisper White (SU)
Stamps - Background Basics: Super Stripes (PTI); Simply Wonderful (SU)
Inks - Island Blue, Caribbean Blue and Soft Navy (SSS)
Other - Assorted Embossing Folders
Metal - 1/4" Strips of Aluminum and Brass from Lowe's


  1. Stunning, striking and a fabulous use of metal Stephanie.
    Love your colour scheme too. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. This is simply super Stephanie, the metal strips look great especially with the embossing on them.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. The brass and aluminium strips look great and I love the whole diagonal design, great with the pops of blue.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Super embossed metal, makes a great card!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More