Thursday

My "hidden" texture hammer...and a challenge winner!



Thanks butterfly card 

Whenever there's a sale at the LSS, I would head for the tools section. It just seems like money is better spent on something you can use hundreds of times like a cool punch. But therein lies a problem. 



Tools take up space. And if you want to be neat and tidy, you'll have your tools tucked away. Totally out of sight. And you know what they say...out of sight, out of mind...*LOL* 


Glad I "found" my Tim Holtz texture hammer. These brads got pretty hammered...*winks* What tools do you have neatly tucked away? Tell me. So I don't feel so bad about keeping mine in a dark dusty corner...*LOL*

Playing along with the sketch at Frosted Designs.

Supplies: Graphic 45 patterned papers, Prima canvas letters, Ranger distress inks, crackle paint, stickles, Making Memories brads, twine, butterfly bling.

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A big thank you to those who played along with my guest Chunyuan's rock-and-roll challenge. Chunyuan picked her fave...and the winner is

Wida with this lovely creation. :)

Congrats Wida! Please email me your mailing details so that I can get your RAK out to you!

*Edited* This card made Top 3 at Frosted Designs! :)


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31 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

All my punches are in a bag! I feel ya girl..... you have seen my scrap CLOSET!!! lol! I loveeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the butterfly!! And CONGRATS to Wida!! Beautiful card!!

Karen B. said...

Such a cool card, and those brads are great. I don't often use my distressing tool, I know I have it but can't find it!

annieambriel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the rustic elements :)

Rose said...

congrats wida :)

stunning card yvonne :)
love how you "beat" those brads into submission!!

well if i dig around (which i am afraid to do) i am sure i will find my TH stapler. i hope i do one day!! lol

Wida said...

the layers, the layers, how I wish I could make cards like this. I have tools, but still never think about using them until someone else does. isn't it the way it is...thank you for choosing my card. I learned a new trick thanks to you!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW... What a stunning card this is!!! ... Loving the vintage style on this card!!! So Tim Holtz ...loving that butterfly too!! hhhmmmm... all my eyelets are tucked away somewhere in one of my boxes...CONGRATS to Wida!! Beautiful card!! hugs...xoxo

chillin with Quillin said...

awesome card, love it !!!
Paula

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful textures and details, Yvonne! I love the distressed edges and brads! I know what you mean about "tools"!! Having too many tools make you forget about them!I think I have that problem some times--heehee! Congrats to Wida!!

Ann said...

Great card! Your "hammered" brads look fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Blossom inch said...

congrats to Wida n what a gorgeous card Yvonne...even you have hammered hard the brads its still looks nice!

Annette said...

i so love this...that butterfly is amazing...

TesaB said...

Wonderful card. Love the earth tones and tha fab pop of blue butterfly!! And yay for great tools!!!!

Hussena said...

Such a gorgeous card Yvonne i love the way you have layered it up those hammered brads are quiet fab!!!and love the pop of butterfly.....congrats to Wida her card is so lovely!!!

onecraftymama said...

I love the hammered brads! And the crackle texture is really neat - I just got some paint to try for that :) What tools am I hiding? My fringe scissors, since they don't fit on my desk holder...

Angela said...

I have my punches in a basket because If I don't have them close I just don't use them!! Love your card a nd the pretty butterfly is perfect! Thanks for joining in at frosted designs this challenge! Xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Totally agree with you that its better to spend on a tool than an embellishment or paper!
Wida 's card is amazingly beautiful

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm not familiar with the texture hammer- sounds intriguing! I love what you did with it!

snehal watwe welde said...

I love what you did with the hammer.Congrats to the winner.well deserved.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Yvonne. Love all the textures. Its sometimes good to have not many tools...lol.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the pops of blue!!! I've got a basket full of tools, just need to find it and dust them off!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome card!!! I have hardly any tools actually... just some punches... about 5. I like them! Those brads look super super duper cool - I'd use those for sure!!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous!

Helen Tilbury said...

Cool idea with the brads! My eyelet setter can't be seen for dust LOL...

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, cool card, Yvonne! Love the kraft and vintage postcard image, and love the alpha sentiment. And how cool the banging looks on those brads. What a great touch. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

LOVE this card, Yvonne! And those hammered brads - too funny. ;) THey do look cool though!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful card, Yvonne! love love all the textures. gotta use my rock candy crackle paint more! love your card. mmm... i think i have some eyelets and eyelet setter somewhere. you know, those ones you need to hammer them in...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER pretty card--LOVE the layered butterfly...and I LOVE your textured brads! Totally need to get one of those hammers! I've got a brand new KNK (KlickNKut die cutting machine) sitting on my desk...never used it! I've had it for over three months! So no worries--you are not the only one!!!

Miae said...

beautiful card! I always have to look through my stash to remind myself of what I have:)

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous card, love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

Susie said...

Your card is pretty clever! And so are you. Good purchase on that hammer. I have one too, but need to use it more. Thanks so much for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

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