Archive for ‘Steam punk’

April 14, 2015

Steam Punk style masculine card, featuring gold embossing …

Hi and welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the latest challenge at the Male Room Challenge blog to make this Steam Punk style masculine card …

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On our recent holiday in the Lakes, I found some great masculine style stamps and papers in a craft store in Kendal. Masculine cards can be difficult to do, but I couldn’t wait to get home and get creating with my new stash. I love the Steam Punk style – it’s interesting and I can add lots of embellishments to my heart’s content!

Although it’s hard to tell from the photos, I added clear embossing to the watch faces and the binoculars to give them a glassy look…

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The gold embossed cogs were made by first heat embossing a piece of very vanilla cardstock with gold embossing powder, then die cutting several sizes of cogs to add as accents.

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Lots of sponging, distressing and curling of edges on the card – I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I’m entering my card at The Male Room Challenge #7 

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stamps: perfect pennants, postage collection, Chronology by Papermania, 

inks: black stazon, crumb cake, early espresso, versamark;

cardstock: very vanilla, crumb cake;

punches and dies: small tag punch, crop-a-dile, cog dies by Trimcraft;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, gold and clear embossing powders, versamark pen, sponge daubers, garden twine, Travel the World dsp;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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March 9, 2015

Steam punk birthday …

Hi and welcome to my blog. Masculine cards can be quite a challenge sometimes, but I just loved putting this one together – steam punk style

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stamps: clockworks, timeless talk, that’s the ticket;

inks: black stazon, crumb cake, silver encore;

cardstock: basic black, very vanilla;

punches and dies: 1” circle, word window, ticket duo, circle framelits, on film, timeless type junior alphabet/numbers, nestabilities labels two;

accessories:  newsprint dsp, world spectacular dsp, antique brad, gold eyelets, crop-a-dile, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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