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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nuts Over Bolts

Hi, everyone!

I've been chomping at the bit to use my new My Favorite Things bionic bots stamps and dies that I bought to use on SAS4Kids cards. When I saw
 the Shopping Our Stash Mirror Mirror challenge to use something that reflects on a card/project, I thought about finding a metallic treatment of some sort for a little bot.

To achieve a metallic, reflective appearance, I decided to go with aluminum foil I used spray adhesive to attach the aluminum foil to a scrap piece of cardstock. Then I stamped the little bot with StazOn jet black.

Distress Ink fired brick; Bazzill black and white; aluminum foil
MFT bionic bots and corresponding MFTdie-namics
image stamped in DI black soot, hearts colored with red Sharpie
sentiment heat embossed in Stampin' Up! white powder
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder
EK heart and hole punches; SU owl builder punch
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Recollections foam squares
Embossing the gears on white paper is probably a little unexpected. But, I placed the little bot against red, black, and white papers and liked him the best against the white.

Another consideration was wanting the foil to appear in three places. (A painting teacher once told me that a color should appear in three different places in a painting.) So, I added the foil border to the heart, popping the red center portion, and a tiny silver circle to the bottom right of the card.

I cut a small slit between the bot's feet so he could be stepping over the sentiment strip.

Just love, love, love these little bots! Think they will be making lots of appearances on Send a Smile 4 Kids cards. Since this was my first time using these new stamps and dies, I'm going to link this up to Darnell's current NBUS challenge.  :)

In addition, I am going to link this card up to the Monday and Wednesday Simon Says blog challenges. SSS is celebrating Stamptember. And, appropriately, stamping is key to both of this week's challenges. The SSS Monday challenge is to use a stamp and a punch or die. The SSS Wednesday challenge is to use a stamp. Check and check!

And, I just learned that Word Art Wednesday is celebrating its 200th post. So, this little bot is going to be making an appearance over there, too. Thanks for the invitation to play along, Karen. And congrats on reaching this milestone!

Parting Thoughts

There is a fun pirate-inspired challenge going on at Words 2 Scrap By! We'd love for all our mateys to join us.

And, the newest Cards in Envy challenge went live yesterday. The challenge for the next couple of weeks is to make a song-inspired A2 card.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. This is adorable, Sybrina. It's so creative and fun for giving to someone who will really enjoy it. How fun! I wanted to stop by and invite you to play along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We have a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs along with 14 other AMAZING prizes for our big celebration. I hope that you will stop by and link up with us for YOUR chance to win. Hope to see you there!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Hi Sybrina, Just popped over to have a closer look at this wonderful fun card. Great design with the embossed background and super little bot. Have a good day xx

  3. Let me tell you something about being retired. I've almost NEVER been busier and sometimes it seems like I get nowhere fast. Anyway some young lad will enjoy this bot. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  4. Gorgeous work!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  5. So cute! I love how creative you were using the foil, and having him step over the sentiment.

    And yeah, it's all about the rule of three. Looks great!

  6. Beautiful texture! And cute as can be! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  7. Too cute! My 8 year old grandson would LOVE this!!! Very fun card and fun background, too! Thanks for celebrating with us by sharing your card this week at Word Art Wednesday's 200th Challenge!

  8. Love that wee metallic robot! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Mirror Mirror" challenge this week!!