Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: March Madness Goes Heavy Metal

Ready to get brutal? Are the sounds of screaming-in-a-trash-can pummeling your ears? In honor of my oldest son, Bryan, and his penchant for heavy metal music, I'm cranking up the madness to 11 (inside joke from the movie, "This is Spinal Tap"), as it was his 28th birthday last week. I created this card for him (and totally forgot to give it to him!), and really had fun going outside of my comfort zone. I embossed the Dreamweaver Electric Guitar on Red Aluminum using my Big Shot and several Mercart metal-work tools to expand the detail. I sanded the embossed areas to reveal the silver, and grunged it up with some black StazOn ink. I used a pointy tool to scratch the design randomly in the background. Another small strip of metal was embossed and distressed with the Heavy Metal segment from the Guitar Words stencil. These panels were adhered over a black glitter card and one of my favorite ribbons from May Arts.
I have a feeling Bryan will think this card is awesome. What do you think?

We'd love to have you play along with our March Madness challenge and link your creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog. How far can you create outside of YOUR comfort zone? Show us!

For more inspiration, here's the rest of the crew, including our guest designer for this month:


Katia said...

I'm your biggest fan!!!! you are so amazing!!!

Louise said...

I KNOW he will this this is awesome! Great job, I love the background behind the guitar!

Lyn B said...

Great guy card Pam! So much texture and details. Love it!

rose s. said...

I am envious of your metalwork - great card.

Heidi Erickson said...

I love this "heavy metal" card. Love the play on words while using metal as your material that you stenciled on! This turned out awesome!