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Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy, down to my bones

Man, I am getting my pennies' worth from Dilly Beans' Girlie Skellie digi collage sheet; I rarely buy pre-colored images, but they are fun! For this card, I printed the Sugar Skull image on vellum, then reversed it and printed it onto a thin metal sheet (Making Memories). I wasn't sure how well that would work, but I dried it with my heat tool and sprayed it with a matte coating, and was able to handle it fine. The flowers are made from the rest of the same metal sheet; more on that later. The backing piece is a red vellum that I cut in my Big Shot, using the same die set as I used for the sentiment, which I made by combined the flowers from the collage sheet and the wonderful sentiment from Create with TLC.

Fetch-a-Sketch #17
Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Happy (digi sentiment provided by sponsor, Create with TLC)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 39: Metal Mania sponsored by Dilly Beans Stamps

This card is more fun in person, because there's so much texture:

I bought the Spellbinders Flower Creations die to use for my sister-in-law's wedding invitations (which turned out great!), and of course it just went on super-sale at Jo-Ann's! But I'm still glad I bought it from CropStop; the big box stores get enough of my money!

After cutting out the skull, I had exactly the right amount of metal left for the die plate. It embossed like a dream, but I didn't get a great cut even after running it through my machine many times, so I ended up cutting them out. Then I heat-embossed each piece with a different color and put the flower together with a brad (the top, purple piece is glued onto a small brad).

I gave this to my husband last night...he came home with a new laptop, which in our house is a little like getting a pair of feet! He's been saving for it for so long; I'm so happy for him!

5 comments:

Carol said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful! Great use of our sketch! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

alicaz said...

cool! The skulls are adorable (funny thing to say about skulls), love the flower too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at AUD sentiments this fortnight for our Happy Challenge :) Gemma

Jenny said...

What a great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch - I hope you can join us for our new sketch too! x