CASology #94: METAL

It’s time for a brand new cue word challenge over at CASology and, this week, we’re going elemental.


With Father’s Day coming up soon, this word made me think of a toolbox and all those guy things that are found out in the garage!

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Dad’s Tool Box)

I simply embossed a piece of Brushed Silver cardstock (Stampin’Up!), mounted it on another piece of Brushed Silver cardstock and then popped the layered panel up with foam dots.  I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment on Brushed Silver also and popped up the letters with foam dots.  The black gemstones were added at the end.

As you can see, a monochromatic color scheme works well on a clean and simple design.  Add a little texture and you’ve got some dimensional interest!  It only takes a few well-placed elements to create a CAS design!  Figuring out how to combine that handful of elements is the real challenge.

I hope you’ll join us over at CASology!  The design team and this week’s guest designer have provided some fantastic METAL inspiration and Cindy Coutts is back as our sponsor, offering a wonderful prize to this week’s winner!


Be sure and link up your creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) to be eligible to win the prize!

Off to run errands today!  Drywalling is about to begin!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 05/06/2014 1:33 pm

    This is just the perfect metal card. Love that embossing folder!

  • Marybeth Posted Tuesday, 05/06/2014 6:24 pm

    Melissa this is just perfect! What a great Father’s Day card , I know my husband would love this!

  • mayholicraft Posted Wednesday, 05/07/2014 1:34 am

    I have to admit that I almost took your idea. Love the layout and the black gemstones added in your card. Absolutely perfect Father's day card! Thanks for the inspiration. May

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 05/07/2014 3:48 am

    I must get this embossing folder…it's so perfect for the Cue Card! Love the brushed silver cardstock and your CAS design, Melissa! Really fabulous!

  • Joyce Posted Wednesday, 05/07/2014 8:41 pm

    This is so simple and eye catching. Perfect for Father's Day.

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Thursday, 05/08/2014 5:30 am

    Brushed silver is amazing!!! Love this, brilliance!

  • Gillian R Posted Saturday, 05/10/2014 6:02 pm

    Fabulous card Melissa, such a perfect male card. So sorry for the lack of visits lately, life is still crazy right now and doesn't seem to be slowing down

  • Monika Reeck Posted Sunday, 05/11/2014 5:58 pm

    I really love the color combo and the embossing in grey look really manly…I wish I have the Cuttlebug or die cut machine…but I dont have also I love always to see ladies who has creating card with that Die cut or embossing folder…great Idea Melissa…and great Male card…love the whole concept…hope you like to see my creation for this metal week challenge on my Blog…hugs…Monika

  • Jen W. Posted Monday, 05/12/2014 10:06 am

    LOVe that embossed panel! Who makes the embossing folder? So grab for guy cards. And I love the Brushed Silver cardstock. 🙂

  • Judy1223 Posted Monday, 05/12/2014 4:00 pm

    Awesome embossed metallic card, Melissa! Love the embossed silver panel…brilliant!

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