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Monday 17 June 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 94 - Steampunk

Steampunk is the theme this week at Crafty Cardmakers and is hosted by Julie.

Now this is not normally my thing, so I wasn't totally sure what is included.  I seem to remember seeing lots of cogs and clocks on other people's designs though, so that is what I used for my card!

This time, I went back to basics, and more or less everything was created from scratch, with the exception of the key and the ribbon embellishments.  Everything else was stamped and coloured with adirondack/distress inks.

I used a 6" square card base in cream, and on that I layered a piece of brown card from my stash.  Then I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller and using a cogs and gears mask, coloured it using espresso adirondack ink.  It came out nice and fuzzy, and even more so when I had spritzed it with some mica spray!

I used a heatgun to dry it, then overstamped with the inkylicious worn paint stamp in Old Paper distress ink, which gave it a lovely aged look.

Then I overstamped again, using the espresso inkpad, with my other images (indigo blu stamps) cogs, keys and clock numerals.  By using different inks, and intensity it almost looks as though the cog images are decoupaged, but they are in fact all on the one base card.

The sentiment in the centre was also an indigo blu stamp, and so, so true!!

Lastly, I used a scrap of ribbon from my stash and applied it like a rosette ribbon to my card base, using a hot glue gun and a gold candie to simulate a brad.  I did the same thing with a small brass key - put some bakers twine through the top and applied the hot glue, stuck the twine in it and covered it up with another gold candie.

So, all done with just two ink pads, white card and some mica spritz.  Neat, huh?  And, I actually think it is ideal for a man's card, which is my card type nemesis... win, win!

For this challenge, we are sponsored by

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I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art.
Long may it continue!

 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, and so inspiring. LOVE the white stenciled area and the whimsical topsy turvy numerals. This card is so crisp and elegant and VERY perfect for a masculine occasion. It's beautiful!