It was such a change making this card. I didn't have to worry about getting my images dirty with the ink on my fingers. (Oh, let me count the number of times I have had to redo something because I messed it up with my dirty fingers.) I made this card specifically with my man in mind. His hands are always black and dirty. Even after ha has washed them! Everything he touches is black and dirty. And so this card will be black and dirty when he touches it but you and I will never know because that is the way I made it to be!!! Instead of gently sponging the edges for a soft feel, I literally smeared them with black ink to be rough and dirty looking.
Plus a little metal is just the thing for my guy. I created the textured metal look by wrapping a piece of cardstock with tin foil and then sending it through my Big Shot on a texture plate. This is a fun technique.