Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rockin' it Heavy Metal Style! (Y.K.Y.R. challenge)


I think I went a little overboard on this heavy metal! Heavy...because this is the weightiest card I've ever made. Maybe 5 pounds? Okay, more likely 3 pounds 5 ounces, LOL. Metal...because this has 7 kinds of metal on it for August's Rockin' it Heavy Metal Style challenge on Deb & Julie's Y.K.Y.R. blog. I wanted to see how many kinds of "metal" I could get onto one card:

Metal # 1

Metallic cardstock (What a cheat, huh?) But this was special cardstock from my aunt & uncle.

Metal #2

Plain old metallic embossing (Light silver embossing powder on the main Basic Gray card & Dark gun-metal silver e.p. on the band across the bottom)

Metal # 3

The newer Faux-Metal Stamping: where you emboss in silver on glittery silver cardstock:


Metal #4:

Altered Brads: I glued some gems to some of these (with Crystal Effects) and layered them with metal flowers. I glittered some brads with Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds. (Lots more on altered brads here.)

Metal # 5

Metal embellishments: I used Platinum Hodge Podge Hardware & the new Stampin' Up! Filigree metal Flowers...



Metal # 6

Scalloped metal mat: made by gluing tinfoil to cardstock & scalloping it. I punched holes in the scallop & added gems And added two embossed lines with my Scor-Pal

Metal # 7

2 kinds of Faux metal Tin Tile (plain tin & tin painted with Gesso.) It's made with tinfoil, a Cuttlebug, & a Scor-Pal. [Tutorial to follow in the next post...]

Tutorial on the Tin Tile technique here.

Happy Stampin' you stampalicious Stampers! :o)



P.S. My Duh, forgot to list stamps used. The flowers in the circle are from Fancy Pants From the Garden. The sentiment uses Warmest Regards (the word "Happy") and Happy Everything (the words "For You"

40 comments:

Deanne Burton said...

Mel, that is a gorgeous card!!!!

SmilynStef said...

You are quite the over-achiever on this one ... seriously rockin' fabulous.

Diane Davies said...

That is so awesome! I love it.

Maria said...

LOL! At least it's "heavy metal" and it's pretty rockin'. I think it looks kewwwl!! I love all the metals. . .they're all very pretty. Just don't put it in your carry on if you're planning to fly! You may not pass security! LOL!

Maria

Julie Koerber said...

WOWZA! That is one gorgeous card if I ever saw one!!! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing cuz.... YKYR!

manicstamper said...

Love that look Mel. Fabulous card.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Amazing!!!!

:-)

Chrystal said...

Funky card! Can't wait for the tutorial... =)

Shirley said...

Heavy metal, but lovingly so. A really beautiful card Mel!

Miss Crystal said...

All I can say is WOW. This is beautiful.

Deb Neerman said...

O. My. Gosh, Mel-a-Licious, this is absolutely amazin'!!!

I LOVE this!!! And I don't think I've ever seen so much metal in one place ... 'cept for the auto body shop, LOLOL!

You totally rocked this challenge; thanks soooooooooo much for playing! Y.K.Y.R!!!

Deb Neerman said...

PS: You singlehandedly (is that one word?), sold me on the new SU filigree brads ... in spite of Anna's glowing praise for 'em. I was on the fence, but you pushed me over you l'il rascal you!

Kim H. said...

You rocked the house on this challenge! GORGEOUS CARD!

Mauna said...

You can never have too much metal...well, maybe at the airport :0) Great card!

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous card!! I don't think you could use any more metal on that card, I think you covered all the metal aspects of it. LOL! Great job!!!

Annapurna said...

What a lovely card. Gosh where does all that creativity come from? You must have 10 mojo fairies giving you ideas from all sides. Even with all that metal, it is super gorgeous.

I have to tell you a fact though. I thought you turned your card image into b/w in photoshop and posted it, since there is no hint of color anywhere.

See how much business you bring to SU, I was telling Deb that I am going to add these to my list, because they are so pretty. Now looks like she is going to. We need to find a US consultant that is your friend and and gives us all the deals our other one gives :-)

Why don't you move to US?

Lori said...

This is awesome! Love all the heavy metal going on here.

Jennifer Hodge said...

This is a way cool card....it may be heavy but it looks great!

Deborah said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!

Mari said...

Ok, total lurker here, but this made me want to tell you... WOW! I love it!

Jami said...

That is way cool!! I love the little flowers, and all the embossing...WOW!!!!!!!!!
smiles from Korea,
Jami

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Mel, this is such a gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

WOW, you've really out done yourself here. This is simply amazing! As they say to Tigger "You're rockin' the forest!!!!!"
I'm so glad to see the filigree flowers, that's on my must have list (along with way to many other things)...sigh....
Although when I saw the metal challenge, I was expecting to see some pop can metal. Wasn't that a link from your blog once some time ago? Oh, it was how to sharpen your punch. But would have been a cool addition.... Now there's an idea for YKYR challenge card # 2.
Beth Greco

Etha said...

Wow that does look like a "heavy metal" card but so elegant!! love the silver on silver embossing, must try that one day. Nice use of the metal swirl flowers, very cool!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Wow mel this is great!!

Tonniece said...

GULP.....WHAT.......OK I'm speechless here.
Just amazeing MEL. With all that Metal it is still so soft looking.

LOVE, love, it

HAPPY MONDAY ROCK'IN MEL

Courtney said...

This is wonderful~

Michelle said...

No way you went overboard. Holy cow, this is amazing!!

Joani said...

How stinkin' awesome is that! Of course the postman might not think so :)
Mel you are such a wonder! I don't know how you do it, but your always amazing me!
Hugs,
Joani

Janine said...

Mel you are the queen of metal!!!
Have a great day and oh by the way this is one rockin' card!!!

Paper Patti said...

I just passed the I-love-your-blog-award on to you! Congratulations!

Patti

E.T said...

wow... gorgeous! The tin foil must be hard to handle right?
I am loving everything about this card! I was just wondering how many things you have in your scrap room...lol

Bonnie said...

Seriously Mel!! This is totally wicked, and totally hand deliverable - I could never afford to mail it!! Fabulous!!

AnnMarie said...

LOVE it! : )

acreativeneed said...

Gosh darn it!! You've done it again! There goes any chance I had of winning this thing! :) Mel, you just blow me away with your fabulous creative ideas! I love it!
smiles,Deena

malieta said...

Mel...you know that you are a genius don't you?!!!
Your card truly rocks and all the metal embellishing truly ROCKS!!!

Donna said...

Mel,
If you lived close to me, I would be at your door, saying will you be my teacher. You stamp and embellish the way I think about. Someone stop me before I add any more. That card is beyond awesome.
Donna

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wowza! Don't try to get on an airplane with that card... you'll set off all the metal detectors! This is fabulous, Mel! You really rock out the heavy metal!

Kimberly said...

AMAZING! GorGEOUS!! I have come back and looked at this like a dozen times because it is SO cool! I don't know how you come up with all this-what a gift you have!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!! :)

Kim Etherington said...

Wow.. you've been so busy creating masterpieces! Love the faux metal!