Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Papercraft Star - Challenge 18

It's time for another challenge at Papercraft Star! Can you believe we are on challenge number 18? Time is flying!!

This week your challenge is to create a Thank You themed project using dry embossing, Cricut cartridge or die cuts and metal!!

You can submit your entries for this challenge on the Papercraft Star blog today through Saturday October 23rd at Noon EST!

The Prize Sponsor for this weeks Challenge is....

with a $15 dollar gift certificate!!!

I chose to create a Thank you card for this challenge.

I used Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil folded in half for my Metal and I chose to dry emboss it using the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used Gold and Copper Alcohol Inks to add color to the foil giving it a little more dimension.

I used both the cricut and die cuts for my card. I cut the top note shape using my Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge. I popped it up on some foam tape and heat embossed my sentiment.
I used the Circles #2 sizzix die to create my brown tulle flower.

I just love the colors and the harshness of the metal mixed with the softness of the tulle!
I hope you will give it a try!

Now for the small print!

Base of card - 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 (fold in half)
Aluminum foil - 4 X 5 1/4 (double layer)
Top note - I believe it was cut at 2 1/2 (The top note measures 2 1/2 X 3 1/4)
Brown tulle - cut using the largest circle on the circles #2 Sizzix Die
Green Trim - 4 inches

Card Stock: More Mustard by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Life's Journey collection by K&Company
Stamp: Thanks from the Much Appreciated stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger and Gold and Copper Alcohol Inks by Ranger
Tools: Cricut, BigShot, Glue Gun, Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge, Circles #2 Sizzix die, Heat Gun, distressing tool by Stampin' Up!, and Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder
Other: Silk leaf, silk flower, scotch foam tape, brown tulle, green trim, Aluminum Foil, Clear embossing powder, stem from Prima leaf, and light weight chipboard


Liz said...

I LOVE this card!! I love the aluminium - it looks awesome. I like the overall distressed look. And that flower is very pretty.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Regan, I can't believe that is just foil... you would never know it! What a great technique with the inks! And don't even get me started on the gorgeous flower! I just love this card!

Friday said...

Great Card, Regan. I love it. It looks so masculine but feminine, all at the same time. LOL!! If that makes sense. TFS !! Friday

Kristina said...

I love this Regan, it's Awesome!

Catherine Schroeder said...

Excellent! I havent used the inks yet, but this makes me want to try it out! :D

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Well I already told you that my hub thought this was so wonderful - I know I am going to try that aluminum technique as soon as you aren't looking ! Fantastic job - one of the best cards EVER !!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Regan! Love the embossed aluminum foil! So creative!

Tracy said...

Awesome job Regan! The tinfoil is such a great idea and I love the touch of tulle and that great trim at the bottom.

Emora Designs said...

Thank you ladies! I had a fun time making it!