Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A New Challenge

I found a challenge that intrigued me simply because of the name, so I had to play along. It's called Shopping our Stash and I'm always looking for ways to use the abundance of supplies I have in my stash. This week their challenge #39 is "metal mania" to use metal on your card. I used a metal clip I've had in my stash for a long time, and I thought it was the perfect accent for this great Inkadinkado horse image. I created the background by doing the herringbone technique with BoBunny timepiece dsp, early espresso and cherry cobbler card stock. The image was stamped on crumb cake cardstock with Ranger vintage photo ink, sponged with antique linen ink, and edged with a brown marker before cutting with a Spellbinders labels eighteen die. The cherry cobbler mat was outlined with a white gel pen and hand cut. The metal tab has a snippet of early espresso ribbon from SU! For this one, I'll put the sentiment inside, because I think it would make a great birthday or father's day card.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

13 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol,
Amazing. I can't tell you how striking I feel this card is. I LOVE the papers you went with for this one. It's like they were made just for this image and your inks. Wonderful Card. I really have to take the time to try the herringbone technique. Enjoy your day.

Linda said...

Stunning card! Lot of work! Love the metal! TFS!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Everything is wonderful on this card!

Sandy said...

This turned out so pretty! I love how you did the herringbone with those papers and then the way your image is...just beautiful!

JD said...

Great card, Carol, everything goes together so well! Still need to try this technique again, you do it so well.

jimlynn said...

Great card for any guy for any occasion! Love the herringbone background and that image is just stunning! So pretty......and of course, can't forget the metal clip! I have so many of these and always forget about them! Looks great on here.
Lynn

Leslie Hanna said...

OMGOSH! This card is STUNNING! I love EVERYthing about it.

Thanks for finding us, and for playing at Shopping Our Stash! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just so striking and so awesome Carol...a perfect pairing of image and technique!

Wendy said...

I LOVE this, Carol!! So interesting to look at and that horse image is too cute! Awesome card!!! :)

Benzi said...

Over the top gorgeous. That horse image is so handsome and, of course, your herringbone technique is great. This is a very striking card. Wow is what I say!

Elise said...

Once again, you have proved that YOU and I were separated at birth: I'd be ALL over that challenge, if I HAD the time {boo hoo}, but honey, baby, sweetie - THIS card, and from whereEVER the inspiration came, has STOLEN my heart! LOVE, love, love LOVE it! {You, too!} xoxo!

Paige said...

what a striking card! Love the awesome background and the beautiful image! Thank you for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

alicaz said...

Amazing! The herringbone technique looks fabulous (have to look it up somewhere and try) and the clip is a perfect touch!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)