Thursday, March 25, 2010

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Metal Squares

Good Morning Everyone,

Today, half of the Baker's Dozen and I are showing projects created with these awesome craft metal sheets that come in aluminum and copper (they come in 8 sheets that are 4" x 4" - which is a ton of metal yumminess for an awesome value!) I have to say that I love these craft metal sheets! It is such a fun way to add some texture and uniqueness to your card. They are very thin, which allows you to emboss on them, cut them out and even bend them - all of which makes it very easy to use. You can use them as a place to stamp the main image on or sentiment on, or you can also make it as a background for your card or even bend it to create a little embellishment for your card or scrapbook page. This is also a great product to have for making "man" cards :).

For this first card, I cut out the aluminum metal sheet with my nesties and then embossed it and used it as a background. The ingredients in this card comes from the February Key Ingredients kit (you can click here to learn more about these wonderful kits). I used the sentiment "Your friendship is blessing to me" from the Branching Out stamp set to create this card for a very special person who inspires me every single day - she is such a sweet blessing in my life and I loved making this card because I was making it for her :) I kept the palette black and white with a pop of green and embossed the silver sheet to create a shiny swirly background for the yummy flower:For this next card, I used the stamp set: You're My Hero which is part of the Giving Tree program that Taylor has created, where every quarter a stamp set is released, with some of the proceeds going to benefit a different charity. This stamp set was released earlier this month and goes to benefit the CureSearch organization, which unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. You can read more about the inspiration behind this stamp set here on Taylor's blog.

I used the awesome papers from the Rock Star Key Ingredients kit and stamped the sentiment You Rock with Stazon black ink onto the metal sheet. The silver embellishment was created from the Easter Blessings stamp set (I stamped the image twice and then cut out the flower and popped it up with dimensionals and curled the edges - I love that this is thin enough to do that!)
Here is how the embellishment looks from the side (I added a little bling to the center):

I had so much fun working with these awesome metal sheets! Can't wait to make more projects!!! Please check out these amazing ladies who have created some amazing works of art with these awesome craft metal sheets!

Taylor VanBruggen
Jeanie Witmer
Carolina Buchting
Karen Motz
Alex Maldonado
Jackie Pedro

Also, from now through the 28th of March- these metal sheets will be on SALE! (they will be 15% off) over at the Taylored Expressions store) so if you haven't tried it out yet - now is a great time to check it out - or stock up on it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
(Are you ready for Friday as much as I am??!)
Big hugs!
Sankari :)


WickedPixie said...

Wow, these are both such amazing eye candy! :-)Traci

Smita said...

Gorgeous!! Love the metal showing through... :-)

Tasha said...

WOW these are so amazing and detailed - gorgeous
love tasha xx

Karen Motz said...

Wow!! These are both so fun and bright and cheery!!! LOVE how you incorporated the metal squares...that sweet embellishment is gorgeous!!!

wendy C said...

Very COOL metalwork!!

Alex Maldonado said...

WHY are you sooo amazing girlfriend!!!! these are absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the gorgeous!!

Shauna said...

woah, those are really neat! And great cards :-)

Brenda Evans said...

Love the brilliant colors. Gorgeous!

Jess Willison said...

These are amazing! Love the colours on the first card, and those details on the second!

The Spotted Chick said...

SOOO cute!! LOVE the greens, and that embossed metal just makes those greens POP!!

Carolina said...

Your metal flower is adorable with the glittery guitar! So many amazing details and all so eye catching...thanks for creating such amazing cards with us ~ hugs & smiles!

Libby Hickson said...

WOW I love both of these, but the colors on the first one are fantastic!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Sankari! Love the images and the great embellishments you used! :o)

Naomi said...

Oh WOW! I love how you have used this metal! I will have to check that out! LOVE it on the guitar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Baker said...

WOW! what ROCKIN' cards you made-LOVE how you showcased the metal so many ways!