I think most of you know what I mean,yes? Thank goodness for gears, sprockets & Steampunk. Firstly, I would like to enter this card into two challenges:
Hels’ Sunday Stamper Challenge – Man of the World
Simon Says Stamp & Show – Anything Goes
Are you as shocked as I am that I got this finished before the deadlines??
On to the nitty gritty. I chose a 6×6 inch white card & decided to make an easel card. I initially covered the TH Kraft Resist card with Broken China distress stain, but didn’t like the result, so I embossed another piece with the TH Rays texture fade & swiped very lightly over it with Gathered Twigs DI. The gears are Donna Salazar dies from Spellbinders – cut from Core’dinations TH Distress collection. The hinges are PaperArtsy dies, cut from Grunge paper & embossed with Weathered Wood distress EP. The Creative Expressions screw brads are from The Artistic Stamper.
I stamped the cars on to Kraft card with Distress embossing ink. I used Walnut Stain distress EP & black EP. I got the stamp of the central car from EBay years ago & I can’t remember what company it’s from. The other car is a TH Visual Artistry stamp.
The rosettes… Ahh, the rosettes. They’re the Tim Holtz ones of course, cut from Kraft Resist. I wanted them for so long, but boy, did I have trouble with them. I don’t have a hot glue gun, so I tried every adhesive I have to get the rosette shape to STAY. Thought I had it until this morning when the bigger one fell off. Grrr. So, I’ve tried again with Mod Podge, but I am going to have to buy a glue gun. On top of that, my heat tool died. However, I’ve had it about ten years & it wasn’t an especially expensive one, so I’m not complaining. Well, only about the inconvenience. On the plus side, I shall buy a Ranger Heat-It tool, it’s definitely the best I’ve used.
Yesterday, I was at Jennie The Artistic Stamper Boxall’s UTEE class at Pickleberry Crafts in Faversham. Below is a pic of all the things I made. We used moulds & cookie cutters, perfect pearls & distress inks & generally had a wonderful time. And yes, I DO want a Melt Pot. Anyone like to buy me an early Christmas present?? 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,
Love & light