Monday, 7 January 2013

Tinfoil Dinosaur

Today we received a plea from the townsfolk of Bradsville. The small metalsmith village was being invaded by mechanical beasts that were controlled by a sinister scientist. I’m sure the villain was after the village’s supply of ore which was collected in the nearby mines then fashioned into various bits and bobs. I saddled Ruffles and rode to Bradsville, the Lady Commander of Copics following me on her mount, Neko. As we crested Ric~Rac Hill we could see the monstrous metallic beasts smashing their way through the village. They were taller than the houses and the whirring noises from their joints could be heard across the vale. We urged our mounts forward and galloped towards Bradsville.
I made this card for a friend who’s name is Alex, but one time I mistyped it in an email as Aklex (hitting the K, which is located right next to the L in my haste), and we said it sounded like a robot name and it became a big inside joke, of which you are now all privy to {lol}. Anways. I cut the robot dinosaur using the Robotz cartridge which is the VERY FIRST cartridge I ever bought - three years ago! Nostalgia...ahhhh..I also cut the name and the gear from that same cartridge. I tried something new and embossed some tin foil for the background. I wrapped a piece of cereal box cardboard with the foil and embossed it that way as the foil itself is too thin. It worked okay, but if you smoosh the card too much, the embossing would get flattened. (As you can see already happened in some areas). The sentiment came from the Technique Tuesday "Tin Man" set. I added a “screw” brad in place of the “o” to increase the card to Level 8 Manliness.

This robot will roll on into the following challenges:
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #60: Metal Embellished Birthdays
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday “Anything Goes” Challenge
Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner Challenge #44: Manly Cards
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Embrace the Old
Dream Valley Challenges #48: Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper January “Anything Goes” Challenge
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes

We had to use our double techs Super Volt and Laser Spin to finish off those giant robots, as lightning seemed to be the only element that did any substantial damage to them. Luckily we had some extra Ether potions on us, because we were burning through our mana points fighting those things! We were able to save Bradsville from complete destruction and ensure the realm was still able to receive the bits and bobs manufactured there.
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I'm a little embarrased to show this...but in the spirit of "embracing the old", I will. I found a picture of the very first card I made using the Robotz cartridge. I shudder now to look at it. Lol. Please don't judge. It was a long time ago and I didn't know what I was doing:

Haha. The "background paper" was cut from an old tissue box. I didn't have ANY stamps, so the gears were printed on the yellow paper with my computer and the sentiment was also printed on my computer and cut out (rather poorly). Everything was glued with that cheap clear liquid glue you can get at the dollar store (hence the wrinkly paper). Lol. How funny to look back on this. Little did I know what an addiction this would become! 
 ~ Guild Master Crystal ~

14 comments:

Karen Clark said...

LOVE that you found a decent way to emboss foil!! Don't knock that old card - it's awesome!! Love the way you use the old tissue box. I still do stuff like that. (reduce, reuse, recycle - lol)

Karen Clark said...

Oh, btw, Happy Botday, Aklex!!! Great name with a great story!!

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love the typo card, that is fantastic


Your Design is fantastic.
We are so honored you shared it with us.

The Best of luck in your challenge this week and we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely creations Crystal and perfect masculine creations. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shari said...

Crystal, this card is awesome! Love the story behind the name and love the Birthday sentiment you used too!

Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper, Good Luck!

Hugs;
Shari

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great boy card! Love all the fun details! I always laugh at my first cards, no pattern paper, and no stamps! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card:) Great colors and love the details!
Thanks so much for joining us at the challenge at LSP!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
DT Member

Margaret said...

Fabulous card and so creative with the foil background. Cute story about the name. Thanks for joining us for Perfect Sentiments this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again.

Karen said...

wow great background looks just like metal. love all the details on your fab boy card. Thank you so much for joining the lsp challenge Karen

ahlers5 said...

Such cute cards...love them! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

Diane Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

belldoubleyou said...

It amuses and delights me that the very first cartridge you ever bought was a robot-y one. Yay robots!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your bright and fun card with Simon Says Stamp & Show.

MagsB said...

Love your monstrous cards! The robots are so cute, I love the metal effects on the first and the second is so colourful! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

Also - yay for gaming! I'm an RPG girl myself, especially Final Fantasy - and I'm now following you!!

love Mags B x

Jacilynn said...

too cute! love these die cuts!
Thanks for playing along at One Crazy Stamper!!
cheers!
Jacilynn

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