Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

No, not that kind of heavy metal, although it’s one of my favorite styles of music. No, I’m serious! Symphonic Metal is my absolute fave metal. And it’s best when it’s loud. I was raised in a Classical Music home, and my undergrad degree is in Piano Accompanying (again, classical).

And then I met Mike Cooper. He introduced me to a whole new world of music. When I told him the “heavy stuff” I listened to growing up, he chuckled. That was easy listening compared to what he grew up on. When he played some for me, my hair stood up. But it grew on me, and now I have an appreciation for the greats from the 60s – like Jimi Hendrix. But I digress.

This heavy metal is heavier than music. Take a look –

Stampin' Up!, Nailed It

I have a very cool tool pouch with purple tools. I love them, but these look more like the tools in Mike’s tool belt – very utilitarian and functional. And Mike’s tools are super heavy. I can’t pick up his tool pouch. His hammer alone weighs about four pounds. Ok, maybe not that much, but it’s more than a normal hammer. His reasoning is you only have to swing it two times to drive in a nail. I’m afraid to use it, because I know I’ll miss and smash my thumb. Smashing my thumb with a three ounce hammer hurts, but smashing it with Mike’s hammer is a reason to go to the ER.

I know I showed you the Make & Take for our demo meeting a few days ago, but this has replaced it, I think. All of my friends have “flower cards” coming out their ears, and “man cards” are in demand – at least at my house. So – the “man card” wins. (Except most of the women I know also love tools. So it’s a card for anyone!)

This uses the “Nailed It” Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. I stamped the tools in Basic Black Archival Ink, then colored them with the new Watercolor Pencils. I used the die-cuts to cut out the saw so it would layer over the other tools.

How cute are the Urban Underground Embellishments? They look just like little screws, don’t you think?  I also layered some Silver Foil over the Basic Black layer and embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Doesn’t it remind you of one of those big, industrial tool boxes?

For a final touch, I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella over the metal parts of the tools. You can stamp in StazOn on Silver Foil Sheets, then die cut the foil and layer the metal parts over the tools (aka “Paper Piecing”), but since this will be a Make & Take, I opted for Stella. It was a little less time consuming and fewer materials to cut.

I’m loving the new Occasions Catalog. And if you order the Wood Mount Nailed It Bundle, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product. Or order the Clear Mount Bundle with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, or the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (which is awesome, by the way), or the Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape and Urban Underground Embellishments, or—basically any other product or group of products that total $7 — and your order will also qualify for a Sale-a-bration product. For every $50 you spend on catalog product, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product. Fun!! Who doesn’t love free stuff?

Place your order today and start collecting those free products! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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3 Responses to Heavy Metal

  1. bernath says:



  2. debsmart says:

    Terrific card, Buffy! I like the addition of the embossed silver foil. Another difference between ‘man’ tools are ‘woman’ tools are the price! Al’s tools are too expensive for me to use (but then, he makes a living with his!)


  3. buffycooper says:

    Ha ha – you’re right. My whole pouch cost the same as one of Mike’a tools.


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