Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SOS Challenge #5 - Tools of the Trade

I can't believe it's already our 5th challenge over at Shopping our Stash Challenge (SOS) Blog!  We've had so many fun challenges already and I'm using up so many of my neglected supplies which I LOVE!!
This week our challenge is called TOOLS OF THE TRADE:


Use some of those tools we bought but don't use often.. could be your eyelet setter, circle cutter, decorative scissors, fastenator, tiny attacher, cropodile or maybe you have an embossing folder that has not yet been used or has been neglected- use it and post what you used in your blog post.


I use my Cuttlebug often to cut Nesties and use it to emboss on occasion but my go-to embossing folder always seems to be my swiss dots one & I have tons that I don't EVER use (I KNOW....shame on me, LOL)!!  I needed to make a card for my Dad for Father's Day and he's not really a card kind of guy so I kept it really simple:
I used my neglected star embossing folder to create this background and then distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.  I added some Tim Holtz Chipboard letters that I distressed with the same ink & added some chocolate brown pearls in the top corner.    I can't wait to see what you come up with when you play along this week!! Isn't it great we are all using our neglected supplies?

My card will be entered into the following challenges:


7 comments:

Amanda R said...

Great masculine card Crystal! I need to check out this blog cause I have a lot of stuff I need to start using!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Paige said...

I love the EF you used here - I must get more! Oh, wait - we are to use what we have! LOL! Great masculine card!

WencheP said...

Supercool card. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Super card.. that embossing folder is one of my faves yet I don't seem to use it much ....

Lisa - papergrace said...

Loving the Grrrrrunge! :) This is a superb Father's Day card and I love everything about it. Love the textures of the letters and the embossing folder. Really great card, Crystal.

Peggysue said...

Very handsome card Crystal. I'm the same way about my embossing folders. Thank you for joining our STAR challenge at DYSU. Good luck!