Love is the theme of the new challenge at ScrapBerry’s, and the design team
has been busy creating projects to inspire you as you join along.
I’ve created this non-traditional grungy guy valentine card for my husband featuring ScrapBerry’s amazing Edge of Town Collection. Stop on over at the ScrapBerry's blog for all the challenge details and to be inspired by the rest of the design team creations HERE.
I just adore creating grungy, masculine projects. This ScrapBerry's Edge of Town Collection is a dream to work with and gave me a chance to use some of the rusty finds I collect.
The solid heart is die cut from corrugated packaging. I hand cut around the negative to get the open heart. I have an amusing story to share. I was working on these hearts while out with a group of friends. One of the gals brought her two granddaughters. They kept staring at me, then eventually came over to see what I was doing. It turns out they thought I was a bit crazy to be painting hearts black. Of course they agreed that their brother wouldn't like to get pink hearts and that when I added the rust paste, they would actually be pretty cool. What do you think?
There's a snippet of rusty wire screen behind the hearts and clock parts on top.
The "Love Story" sentiment was fussy cut from the same sheet of paper I used for the card. I just adore these rusty letters used for the font!! I used more rust paste on the arrow and chipboard hearts. I popped up the base and sentiment pieces to tuck my rusty pieces under and added a snippet of black screening around the bottom and left edges of the base.
My dear friend Valerie, knows that I adore rusty metal, so her husband is always on the lookout for me. These amazing washers are one of his finds.
The ScrapBerry's Holiday Romance Chipboard Elements includes this arrow that I brushed with rust paste and paired with a rusty washer.
Don't forget to hop on over to the ScrapBerry's blog for the
challenge details and gorgeous inspiration HERE.
FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.
Edge of Town ~ Metal & Memory SCB220608303
Edge of Town ~ No Parking SCB220608302
Holiday Romance Chipboard Elements No. 3 SCB62000106B
Butterfly Wings Clear Stamp SCB4907003B
Cardstock ~ Black - stash
Corrugated Board ~ From packing box
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Clock Parts #891664
UmWow Studio ~ Confetti Hearts Chipboard
The Paper Studio ~ Spare-Parts - Metal Charms (Cupid’s Bow)
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Clock Hands, Gears
Rusty Washers ~ Stash
Black Mesh ~ Stash
Rusty Wire Mesh ~ Stash
Prima ~ Art Extravagance - Rust Effect Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso, Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Memento Dye Ink ~ Tuxedo Black
Sizzix ~ Tim Holtz ~ Mini Hearts Movers & Shapers Dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - Black
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape - 1/2”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue