Friday, February 11, 2011

Hammered Hardware

Hello, Junkies...Donna here.  I'm sorry to be a little late posting today, but sometimes the plan just doesn't come together.  I'm sure you know what I mean.  I sat down yesterday to make a card for today's post and nothing seemed to work out.  Colors didn't work together, techniques came out less than perfect (gasp!), and my designs fell flat.  So what did I do?  I set everything down and stepped away from my table.  Today, I went back in there and finished up the very same card I had been working on yesterday with no problems.  Go figure!

So here's my card, better late than never.  The technique I chose to highlight this time is Hammered Hardware from the Dec 2006 newsletter.  Instead of hardware, though, I made a hammered frame.  It doesn't show up as well in my photo, but in real life, the gold frame is nicely dented and distressed.  The technique called for Ranger Perfect Ink Refresher, which I didn't have so I used a two-way glue pen instead.  It worked out well but I think my Perfect Pearls stuck more than they would have with the Ink Refresher.  No matter--I still love the way this looks and will do it again for sure.

The stamps I used on this are brand new from Starving Artistamps.

Until next time,