Saturday, September 20, 2014

Silver Mini Brads & Little Letter Framelits

The current challenge (#105) at SU Only, is to feature Embellishments (AC Pages 206-209 ). When I first saw the challenge I thought it would be fun to turn a simple embellishment into one of the main features of the card, rather than just using it as an enhancement, as they usually are.  This idea has been floating around in my head since then, so I decided to make it into a card before the challenge finished:-


I used the cute little silver mini brads to highlight my sentiment.  To get a nice neat circle of brads, I used a circular piercing mat & pierced every second hole.  The spacing was perfect!


As you are probably aware, there are no numbers in the Little Letters die set (I wish there were!), so to get the "4", I partially cut the "Z", then recut with the "I".  It worked like a treat!  :)



The whole black panel is popped up with lots of dimensionals & is covered with a scattering of black embossed stars.  I love how this card turned out IRL!  :)

You will find the challenge here:-

http://suochallenges.com/?p=4098

Edited to Add
A big thank you to the Team at SUO for choosing my card in their Top 3:-

 
Card Components
All Stampin' Up!
Basic Black, Tangelo Twist & Whisper White cardstock, Something to Say stamp set, Versamark & Tangelo Twist Inkpads, Black Embossing Powder, Little Letter Framelit Dies, Essentials Piercing Pack, Dimensionals 

5 comments:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wowsers! You are so clever, Helen! That "4" is definitely thinking outside the square! I LOVE this card! Might have to CASE it for my B-I-L's birthday card! Hugs xxx

Julie Gearinger said...

Love, love, love how you cut the "4" and the ingenius way you created the brad circle!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Mary Brown said...

Oh my word this is FABULOUS!!! and you made your 4 - AWESOME!!! What a GREAT use of the mini brads! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Connie said...

Brilliant! Love how you did your "4". Wonderful use the mini brads, too...great focal element! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

Karen Barber said...

ANOTHER classy little creation…..TWO great cards, but I still wanna run up and make those BALLOONS!!!!! (and I JUST finished cleaning my stamp room……hmmmm……)