Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Woodware Challenge - week 57 Mercart Metal

Hi All
I hope that I am sound asleep as this goes live :)
This week at Woodware we are challenging you to use Mercart Metal in you projects.
I have used the red and black metal which I have embossed using a lovely Dreamweaver stencil and my trusty Cuttlebug.
I sanded the metal while the stencil was still in place to remove the colour and make the Poppy stand out.
The metal works brilliantly with punches, here I have used several circular ones.
I have a double ended Decorative wheel tool (Horizontal and Morse) which I have used around the edges of my metal panel.
I also used the Morse end on the green background paper before adding distress ink to the edges. You can just about see it in this picture.
 My favourite Crafty Edger punch, some gingham ribbon and some black nailheads..
 I tend to forget about my brass stencils, so this was the perfect challenge for me as it made me think.
Of course there had to be some stamping somewhere , so this is another sneak peek of one of Jane's lovely new stamps.
I used it around the edge of the gingham panel stamped using brown distress ink.
Why not pop over to the Woodware blog each day to see what the rest of the team have done with their Mercart Metal, and maybe you could join us.
Have a great day.
hugs Kimx


  1. A beautiful use of this material Kim. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Wow Kim,
    You have been busy, I love all your projects but this one caught my eye, its so you but different.
    I hope you are well and hope to catch up soon :)

  3. Hi Kim!! I've just been onto Jill's blog and see that you are now part of The Stamp Man's DT!!! I'm guessing that this is a bit belated but 'Welcome'!!!! (I've been having to take a break for a while due to health stuff so haven't been keeping up to date as to what is going on so do forgive me!) Love K xxx

  4. Wow what a stunning card, I've never used this sort of metal but this is inspiring me to give it a go.


  5. oh my word! This is amazing! I love how you find different ways to use things like stencils. A-MA-ZINGG!

    love Mags B x

  6. Okay, this one is being PINNED!!! I just bought a stencily thing from Spellbinders and have NO CLUE how to use it--but now I have an idea! LOVE this, Kim! :)


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