Friday, February 3, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs sweetheart challenge in metal

Another of my goals for the new year is to enter some card challenges, so here is my entry for the current Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. I love Cheery Lynn dies and own a lot of them; their intricate designs cut cleanly on my Cuttlebug, usually with a single pass. This month's theme for our ATC club is metal, so I decided to carry that idea through to this challenge. I cut the Cheery Lynn Celtic heart out of TenSeconds Studio Kiss Me Pink 40g sheet metal. Then I embossed a 4-inch square of silver sheet metal in a Cuttlebug damask stripe folder, colored it with currant and denim alcohol inks, and rolled two opposing corners with a wooden skewer. Cutting out metal with dies sharpens them beautifully.

The final touch was the pink and dark blue flowers cut with Cheery Lynn's medium rose die, my new favorite. I applied the denim and pine needles alcohol inks and Brilliance pearlescent orchid ink to white coffee filters, sprayed them with Maya silver-plated metallic mist, and scrunched them on a small brad. Then I added just a hint of popsicle (lavender) Glimmer Mist on the pink flower to coordinate it better with the alcoholic ink blend on the embossed metal.  My fingers tips are a deep shade of purple; I need to remember to wear rubber gloves when applying colored inks.

Materials used:
TenSeconds Studio Kiss Me Pink sheet metal
Cuttlebug damask stripe folder
Distress inks: currant, denim, pine needles
Brilliance pearlescent orchid ink
Maya silver-plated metallic mist, Popsicle Glimmer Mist
Paper: Recollections by Michael's, Que Sera Sera by KC, blue steel by The Paper Company
Stamp: French Script by Stampin' Up


  1. Wow Deborah. You put a lot of effort into this card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and good lucky. X Celeste

  2. soooo pretty!!! loooove the embossed backgroud!! Good Luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  3. Wow, the Cheery Lynn Designs heart is very elegant when die cut from metal. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  4. Deborah, your card is gorgeous! Love the all the deatils of the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.