Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #191 - Not So Heavy Metal

Welcome to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! What does that subtitle mean? Well, we'd like you to use your oldest metal embellishments! (brads, eyelets, photo corners, ribbon bands, etc.) I've acquired many brads since starting out paper crafting back in 2007, and have rarely used them. That being said, here's the card I came up with using brads:

 Here's the inside:

A rainbow made of brads? Get out! I'm even amazed by it - mostly because it came out better than what I envisioned! LOL! My camera didn't want to show that some of the tiny brads are glittery. I stamped the pot, and then I stamped it again to get a better ink coverage. (AND I didn't even have one of those stamp-liner-upper-tools, totally free handed it - and it worked!) I went over the pot with Glossy Accents because - shiny! 

 I have a friend who's birthday falls on St. Paddy's Day, thus a birthday/St. Paddy's Day card. I had a ball making this, and in the process used a bunch of hoarded brads! Yay me! 

I hope you get a chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash. Please be sure to check out what my amazingly talented teammates created for your viewing pleasure. Have a great day!

Challenges I'd like to enter:


Stamps: Paper Smooches - A Magical Spring, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: DCWV - Spring Mix Stack
CS: Darice
Accessories: brads from stash; piercing tool; Ranger - Glossy Accents; GC; Std. Circle Nesties: Paper Smooches - Cloud dies
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; scotch tape


  1. I LOVE all the brads! I might have the same collection. How heavy is that thing?

    And yay for lining up the stamp! I can never get that right.

    1. It weighs about 3 pounds.... (joking - it really isn't too heavy at all, considering there's a gazillion brads on it)

  2. Genius! That has got to be one of the coolest rainbows I've ever seen on a card.

  3. oh how i LOVE this... both the idea and the execution are PERFECTION!!!!!! yowza! what a brad-ly masterpiece!!! <3

  4. The bright, cheery rainbow of assorted brads is awesome! I love how you inlaid the cloud die, too. This is a fabulous and fun take on our CC&S sketch! I'm so glad you joined us this week, and I hope you'll come back soon for another challenge. :)

  5. Oh My goodness this is awesome, love all the brads and it's so colourful and fun.

  6. That is a lot of brads. A LOT. It makes a fabulous rainbow! And altogether a fabulous card!

  7. So I'm not the only one who has a stash of unused brads! Love how you've put them to good use, magic! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  8. OMGosh, you are brilliant, my friend! What a GENIUS way to create a rainbow AND use a ton of brads all at the same time! Love, love, LOVE!

  9. WHOA now that is a fab use of those brads...and that sentiment....Muahhhhh ha ha ha LOVE IT!!!

  10. This is amazing!!! What a brilliant design! I absolutely love how you used those brads. I need to do something like this because I have tons of brads. Thanks for sharing your super awesome idea!

  11. OOOH SHINY! I absolutely LOVE this idea!

  12. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Christine. Any challenge that encourages us to use some of our forgotten stash is definitely worth entering! Thanks. Stef x

  13. OMG OMG OMG!! This is SUPER FUN!! =) I LOVE the Design and your FUN use of your Stash!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again this week!!?? Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


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