Shopping Our Stash has a challenge going on that was, I think, made for me. http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/08/sos-115-oldest-hardware.html
It challenges crafters to use their oldest “hardware” in their card designs, however defines hardware as “things like ribbon slides, brads, eyelets, metal frames, etc.”. When I think hardware, I think things hiding in the bottom of my toolbox, so I went with that. 🙂
I’m also entering it into the Clean and Simple on Sunday Challenge, because this week’s theme is “Floral Fantasy”: http://cleanandsimpleonsunday.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-15-floral-fantasy.html. I really made myself stop after the flower and the text (the silver underline was just the icing). I was thinking of things I could do in the background or about making a stem (I even had my green glitter-glue out) but I really liked it just the way it is.
I made this card for our 1st Wedding Anniversary, coming up in just a couple weeks (don’t tell her I don’t have a present, yet). I used nails that I salvaged from some dresser drawers I used to make a spice shelf in the dresser-drawer shelf I made a while ago. (That project is here, if you’re interested: https://craftymadre.com/2013/05/14/dresser-drawer-shelves/) There’s a washer in the center with a neat looking metal flower-shaped thing I found in my “metal” box and it’s all glued together with glitter glue (if it doesn’t hold the metal, I’ll go back and use a stronger adhesive, but I just wanted the glitter in there). I wrote the short phrase “She loves me” on there with Sharpie, as in “She loves me, she loves me not…” But there’s only one petal missing because I know she loves me! 🙂