Nuts And Bolts Greetings Kind Human Card FMS524

by Joanne James28. February 2022 11:00

I had a productive card making session last week so I have an extra couple of cards to share today - this one uses Cecile's intriguing sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:


This is a great layout that was perfect to highlight another of my favourite 'Nuts & Bolts' stamp set robots - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I chose a bright Mango melody card base and stamped my robot on a (retired) diecut stitched square. I decided to have a go at some 'rusty' colouring with my Blends. This was so much fun and not as difficult to achieve as I thought it might be. You just start with orange and browns and blend them in to your greys. I also added another rusty robot to the inside of my card:


Cecile's sketch is at first glance fairly straight forward, with a focal point square and sentiment beneath it. The thing that most intrigued me about it were the arrow-like details at opposing top and bottom corners. I wanted something to highlight this detail and remembered I had some retired spanner embellishments in my stash; given the otherwise clean and simple nature of my card, I decided to use them as a fun addition:


I wonder if those spanners are slightly too small to accent my square panel - or maybe it's just that I don't usually use an embellishment in this way, but I kind of like it so I went with it!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

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Enjoy your day and I'll be back shortly with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (2) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/28/2022 8:07:35 PM #

This is the CUTEST rusty robot I've ever seen....and what a stroke of genius to use the little wrenches as embellishments! I predict a winner for sure!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/28/2022 8:35:34 PM #

Oh, what a fun card! So often your cards look simple but have hidden depths... that rusty colouring is fantastic. The spanner embellishments work perfectly.


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