Sunday, April 15, 2007

Using that Hardware!

I have that Hodgepodge Hardware kit and like many of us, I have pieces that I have not been able to find a use for until I challenged myself to find a way to use them.... and came up with this simple and demonstratable card.

Stamp Set: All the Best
Colors: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise
Hardware in Aged Copper

Be sure to use GLUE DOTS on this one, or the hardware won't stick!

On the leaf stamp, I used markers to color the stamp to get the two-toned image. Then it's just a matter of cutting around the leaf stem and feeding it into the buckle before sticking it down.

Celery and Turquoise grosgrain ribbon make a fun accessory to draw your eye to the buckle so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I used Gable Green to stamp a border along the edge to bring the top and bottom together.

It's fun and simple, and it gave me a reason to use that hardware, so go dig up your miscellaneous buckles and other pieces and see what YOU can do with them!

Happy Stamping!


Yvette said...

Great job with the hodgepodge - I used all my fav pieces and now the reat are all sitting there - need to get them out and think out of the box (LOL) LOVE the artfully Asian card - beautiful!

Kyla Maestas said...

Very Cute... I love the use of the hodgpodge hardware. Keep em Comin!!

Kyla Maestas

Jana Weaver said...

Hey Gina...great card! Love the hodgepodge idea - I'll have to CASE that one!! Keep up the great work!


Gina said...

woohoo! Case away, ladies! Nice to see the Divas are active bloggers! lol