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Monday, October 7, 2013

Let's Party...

Used a lot of recycled materials here - 
always a plus in my book! 

This Monday's  Craft Your Passion Challenge is "Heavy Metal (add metal to your artwork)" and the sponsor is "Kenny K".  They provided images for the Design Team to use and I chose this one called "Let's Party".   You can see all of the CYP Design Team's inspiration for you and the challenge rules HERE.
From my desktop I rescued a card base left over from assembly of my Niece's graduation announcements.  It already had the lighter blue panel attached that has been embossed with a "Brick" embossing folder.  The next element is using a heavy aluminum foil that had sealed a can of coffee, it was attached to a layer of CS (to add weight and stability), then it was run thru a Cuttlebug using a "Stars" embossing folder.  A blue, gathered and stitched ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of this panel to simulate a stage and the whole thing was layered on a heavy silver CS panel.  The silver stars were then punched out of the leftover silver CS and glued to the background in an arch. The 4-layer metal background was elevated on foam tape over the stars.  The focal image was colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted using dry embossing and elevated on foam tape on top.  The final element was the sentiment; stamped, punched out, layered on a blue mat and then again on a silver embossed mat.  Large metal brads secure it to the background.
The inside consists of leftover white and silver CS that was punched with the star in the corner to show the blue of the base card.

This card should be eligible for the following
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #64 – A/G with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey – For a Boy
Pile it On #40 – Favorite color as main color (right now my Fave is Blue)
OSAAT #184 – Use a Digi
Robyn's Fetish  #180 – Use a Digi TOP PICK
Fussy & Fancy #99 – One for the Boys -TOP FIVE

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Kenny K; the sentiment is from a pre-inked word set.  
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images;  base CS and all the matting are recycled CS from my scrap pile.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tab & mat has been made with an SU punch.  The silver mat under that is a recycled label stamp embossed with silver EP; metal brads & ribbon are both stash; silver stars are from a McGill punch.
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Wow Ginny what a super card, loving all the different textures and layers. Thank you for joining our challenge at OSAAT, hope to see you there again soon. Crafty hugs Julie Ann OSAAT DT Member

  2. So cool! Great guy card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  3. Like the masculine image. Especially like the embossing on the meta for the look & texture it has. I've used roof flashing to emboss on. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch 184 Use a Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Love how that embossed foil turned out - fabulous element on your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Awesome card very cute , thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Also from your DT Sis I would like to say I love your creation very stunning hugs xx

  6. Awesome project!!! He's so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at PTW and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. Wow Ginny, this card is outstanding - I love the brick embossed background with the 'sharp ' embossed metal star mat - well actually, I have just had to give into my urge to physically feel your card that I've just stepped outside (in the rain I might add) to feel the brickwork and contrasting metal work of my house.... so now I feel part of your scene. Not sure I can take the beat of your vibrant star's music so early in the day though but then you've created so much energy in this card that I find it very exciting. Good luck in our challenge this week Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

    ps: Thank you for your comment last week - it's really my privilege to comment on the talent of all card makers xxx

  8. Hee hee-you could use this for next week's challenge too... Love the card. It's so spunky and masculine. Also, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. They make me smile every time.

  9. Great card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs katie x

  10. Wow what a great idea to use the foil from a coffee can to make the embossed stars fabulous idea! and it doesn't stop there as you have a brick embossed background as well...i love the colouring of your digi image you have done a fab job recycling! Thanks for joining us with use a digi at OSAAT this week. Anita DT

  11. Fabulous card Ginny, certainly got the heavy metal going on :) Love the way you have the digi pointing to the sentiment and the colouring on him is awesome :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  12. lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck
    hugs Anke

  13. I love it! Great card, fab image, wonderful colouring and use of colour. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our For A Boy challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT

  14. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  15. Brilliant card. Thanks for playing along with OSAAT, Sian (DT)

  16. HI Ginny, Love this card! Wanted to stop by and say how sorry I am that you have left CYP!!! Will miss you!!! I know I've been a pretty slack DT member but being on 8 DT's , being a single mum and working and studying have to say life is pretty busy! I do love all the DT's I'm on so find it hard to leave any of them!!! So sorry that I have not visited but I do always love that you stop by my blog!! I do appreciate that!! HUgsxx

  17. Hi Ginny! This card is so FUN! I love the foil embellished stars and that image is wonderful! What a great "Boy" card!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  18. Another cool card Ginny. Love it :0)


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