Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oh Boy! - Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs

I was honored to have my Heart Easel Card chosen as a Spotlight project for Crafting By Designs #62, and pleased to also be asked to Guest Design with their fabulous team for this week's challenge: Masculine Project.

This card is made with my Accordion/Fancy Label die by Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs. I live in Baltimore, Maryland, where National Bohemian Beer is the traditional beer of choice at Baltimore Orioles baseball games. Because everything in my life has become craft-related, the last time my best friend came to visit we enjoyed some Natty Boh ... solely so I could save the cans & bottle caps! I cut the cans into metal sheets and die-cut them in my BigShot with Sizzix dies to make the funky leaves. I flattened the bottlecaps with my BigShot as well.

Keeping with the recycled theme, I cut the base of the card from a foam carry-out container. If you look closely, you can see how the die also embossed portions of the foam.

I used the City Buildings by StudioIlustrado from Silhouette for the city borders and stencils.

The sentiment is set in Buffalo Nickel from FontSpace, with special characters from Brannboll from DaFont and Pea Minjee from Fonts for Peas.

Crafting By Designs #62: Masculine
Crafty Calendar: Add some metal
Our Creative Corner: Junk in your Trunk (package foam, bottle caps, aluminum cans)
Recycle, Re-purpose, Re-invent: Recycled items 
Southern Girls #106: Boys Boys Boys

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  1. what a quirky, clever card, good luck here at Southern Girls Challenge

  2. Super card, love the die!
    Great that you could join us for the challenge at Southern Girls, hope to see you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

  3. What a fab and beautiful card. Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

  4. Thanks for entering this into the Junk in your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner. What a lovely, intricate and visually interesting project! Loved the recycled metal - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter) -

  5. Great use of recycle material. Love your project. Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent this week. Judy DT

  6. Great project, looks fabulous from all angles, also love the flattened bottle caps. I never though of using them for something like this. Thank you for sharing your lovely piece with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent and hope you will come join us again next month.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  7. What an amazing creation and great recycling too!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

    Helen x


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