Friday, August 24, 2012

Dilly Beans Hearts Challenge

This week our Dilly Beans Challenge is Hearts.  No prob.  I've been dying to use a robot from Megan's new release and went with the adorable Luv Bot Framed.  However, instead of coloring, I decided to try something new.  I have a bunch of colored metal sheets that haven't been touched in maybe 3 years and thought it would be fun to emboss the stamp in metal.
I printed the image and taped it to the back of the metal sheet and used a stylis against my foam piercing mat to trace the image.  You actually have to go back and forth (meaning back to the front and back again) and rub the unembossed portions with your finger and trace on either side of the embossed lines on the front and sometimes retrace over and over to get a crisp enough image to sand, and mine is in no way perfect (even though I worked on this for probably 45 minutes) but it was fun, different, and came out sort of cool.  Remember, if you want to try this, to flip your image if you want it to face the same way as drawn, but in this case I didn't think it mattered.  The mat is embossed on metallic paper with the Robotz Cricut Companion folder in my Cuttlebug and the hearts were cut in the some colored metal with my Nesties.  So there you have it, my attempt to mix things up a bit.  Always fun trying new techniques and the adorable Robots in the Dilly Beans Shop are perfect for that.  Oh, and BTW, Megan just added some MORE new designs, so check them out HERE and also the fab work by my teamies HERE.

I'm also entering this in the Penny's Paper-Crafty Masculine Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show No Rules Challenge, the WishCraft Waste Not Wednesday Challenge (the colored metal sheet), and the Card a Day August Embossing Challenge.

11 comments:

  1. Brilliant technique and execution, Donna. It's nice to work outside of the box sometimes.

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  2. Oh it's great, you're creative ! Love this card !
    xxx

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  3. Thank you for sharing your fabby card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors and your nice work, hugs terry xxxx

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  4. Very cute card. I like the way you've done your own embossing on the red sheet of metal then attached it to the front of the card. Cute! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  5. Love your embossed metal, darling card, hugs

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  6. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny' Papercrafty, and good luck..

    Caz xx PP DT

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  7. Amazing technique and it looks superb will have to try that one x

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  8. OMG, I need to try this! LOVE the effect! Good grief, you've got the patience of a saint!

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  9. Wow that is a cool effect on t he card! Thanks for playing along with us at Card A Day Blog.

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  10. Great Card, Donna. Love the embossing on this. Thanks for palying with us at Card A Day Blog.

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  11. Not sure how I missed this awesome card Donna...love the stylus tip metal embossing...very cool!!!
    :Dxx

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Thanks for making my day!