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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Cogs & Keys

Morning my crafting friends, hope this finds you all safe and well? I really appreciate you coming to visit me and I do hope you like my creations enough to come back and visit again.

Now todays creation was a card I made by experimenting with different things, my inspiration for this one was from Pamellia of Pamellia always manages to make her creations look amazing, what do I mean 'look' lol! THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Please do go over to her blog and take a look. Anyway, my Son loved it so much he took it as his card for his Step-Fathers' 50th Birthday!

I started with some Kraft card, I placed my Diamond stencil over it and spread some modelling paste over it, I left this to dry overnight. Using a stamp of a clock face from Time Flies I covered it with some of the modelling paste quite thickly and also left that to dry overnight.

With more Kraft card I embossed just the front with 'Stitch in Time' embossing folder then inked this up with Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo followed by Archival Black.

With the Kraft card that I had spread the modelling paste through the stencil I inked all over with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo then patted over the top randomly with my Versamark Glue pad, on this I sprinkled two embossing enamels, Shabby Green & Aged Aqua and heat embossed from underneath.

On top of the embossed enamel I stamped some cogs using Black Archival ink. I added a strip of Film Strip Ribbon on the bottom twisting it over slightly, I adhered this to the card with tiny bits of foam pads at either end.

Onto some White card I stamped the man with the umbrella from Vintage Photography stamps using Vintage Photo and fussy cut him out. I placed him over one end of the film ribbon to hide the foam pad. Over the other end of the film ribbon I added a large key and added a smaller key towards the top.

Once the pasted clock stamp had dried I carefully peeled it back off the stamp and trimmed the rough edge away, the stamp was fine and no residue was left behind I am glad to say! I inked over the clock with Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo, inked it with my Versamark Pad and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. I then attached this to the card over the cogs with gel glue. I was quite pleased with how the clock face had turned out and although I did put the paste on a bit thick the finished product is very thin but with all the detail intact.

In my stash I found this small piece of Blue textured paper so I attached my topper on using Chronology Brads in each corner. I then matted this onto my embossed base card and there you have the finished card. This does take a couple of days to make but only because of waiting for items to dry.

Items Used:

Create & Craft Kraft Card
Dreamweaver Stencil Diamond & Cogs
Maimen Acrylico Modelling paste
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holtz Chronology Brads
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamels Shabby Green & Aged Aqua
Sam Poole Stamps Time Flies
Creative Expressions Assorted Key Charms
Creative Expressions Unmounted Stamps Vintage Photography
Embossilicious Desire Embossing Folder Stitch in Time
Versamark Glue pad
Pinflare Gel Glue

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Hi Jacquie what a wonderful card just perfect for those pesky hard to make masculine cards. I can see why your son snapped it up! Hugs Susan xx

  2. This is gorgeous Jacquie, such a great design full of gorgeous textures and I love the colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous,love the texture and great

  4. This is amazing, looks so interesting, xxx

  5. Stunning colours, added goodies and most beautiful creation.xx
    Have a lovely day
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  6. Good morning Jacquie,
    Brilliant card, love what you have done with all the bits and pieces.
    Very effective.
    Patricia x

  7. Jacquie this is a fantastic card, love what you have done here. Hazel x

  8. A fabulous masculine card Jacquie, lovely texture and dimension.

  9. Such a fab card design. Thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  10. Hi Jacquie
    Wow, you're giving Pamellia a run for her money here lol!
    I'm not a steam punky gal but I can appreciate all the work that has gone into this design and also that they are great cards for the menfolk.
    If you win the lottery tonight, I expect t see you at the NEC in the morning lol!
    Ang x

  11. WOW WOW WOW!! This is just spectacular!! I appreciate the shout out Jacquie, you are so sweet and I am so glad I can give just a tiny bit of inspiration to such a talented artist!! You have really knocked it out of the park with this one! LOVE your background and that panel of blue is such a genius way to break up the neutrals! Great watch and I love your metal elements! The strip of film is fabulous...gotta get me some of that!! I am just blown away with your creativity! You should really do mixed media more often, it looks good on you! big hugs my friend :)

  12. Such an amazing creation! So creative and beautiful design!

  13. Fabulous card and thanks so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge very good luck Judith DT x

  14. Awesome card!​ Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

    I am now your newest follower, and would ​be honored​ if you visited my blog and became a follower too:​​m/


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