Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sweet Romance

Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We had kind of a lazy Father's Day at my house.  The DH watched the golf match most of the afternoon so I worked on laundry and assembled a new batch of stick pins.  

It's time again for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  This week, we want you to show us some metal.  Here you can see my project for this challenge.  I have to tell you to be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out what the other designers created for this project.  Honestly, sometimes that crew just gives me an inferiority complex, they are so darn amazing.  Their projects this week are simply WONDERFUL.  

Here is my take on the challenge.  For my metal I decided to frame a vintage image.  I used the Spellbinders Frameabilities Classic Frame die and also the Fleur de Lis border die to cut some Ten Seconds Studio metal.   Before removing the cut metal from the die, I lightly sanded the stencil areas with a burnishing block to reveal the silver colored core.  I used the Spellbinders scalloped heart die to cut another piece of metal and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, then dabbed it with Current alcohol ink. The metal key was cut with the Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die and the seam binding was dyed with Tattered Rose distress ink.   Chipboard hearts were created using a thin piece of cardboard to which I glued a vintage book page.  The Spellbinders heart dies were used again to cut four hearts, which were then run through the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder and sponged with Vintage Photo ink.  I linked them together with tiny metal flowers and jump rings and allowed them to dangle freely.  The top one is anchored with a Tim Holtz Foliage metal flower and brad.  

And that's a wrap for another week of Simon Says projects.  This was a fun project.  I putzed around with it all day on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed making it.  

And now it's time for you to drop by the Simon Says Samp and Show Challenge Blog to check out the challenge and the inspiration.  And, as always, our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp and Show has a $50 shopping spree for some lucky player so get in on the chance !

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  


Unknown said...

WOW.. This card has your wonderful vintage style all over it.. Amazing.. I love it..

Hugs, Linda

Candy C said...

I love your piece this week! Love the metal frame and embellishment. The embossed hearts are darling and I love the corrugated background and the kraft paper pieces you added...really neat! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Linda, there are so many gorgeous components here but the dangling embossed hearts are my absolute favorite! Beautiful piece!

Lori said...

That image is beautiful Linda, as is the finished project! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project Linda, the image is fabulous and I love your metal work. I've not used Nestabilities to cut metal, so you've given me something new to investigate ! Sue C x

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Gorgeous romantic photo, Linda! I love the hearts and key and the way you framed the embellies so perfectly around the picture!

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Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing card beautiful vintage piece. Amazing texture and gorgeous elements on this. So so beautiful.


Shelly Hickox said...

This is seriously drop-dead gorgeous! I love every single thing about it.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful composition Linda. I just love that vintage image and the metal is such a perfect match in colour. I love the three joined hearts and layers of lacy embellishments. Gorgeous!

marsha said...

How utterly stunning! I feel like I've stepped into the past looking at a movie poster for a silent movie! This is just beyond words, all I can think of is WOW!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Girl!!! just love your card.....some many wonderful details to look at!! LOVER~LY.....just loverly!!!

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