Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Duct Tape and Gears

Welcome

I made this card for a teen boy who has been mechanically minded from  a very young age.


I started by cutting the cog dies from a used aluminium pie plate, and then playing with alcohol inks to colour them.


I adhered the die cuts with silicone glue over a panel I had covered with duct tape and embossed.


The panel was edged with piercing and faux stitching in red.


The sentiment was embossed in silver and filled in randomly with red and silver pens.

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The die cuts in particular really sparkle in the sunlight

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17 comments:

  1. Fabulous male card, love the image and the backing paper work wonderfully with the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we would love to see you again soon.

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  2. Maxine, You are such a wonderful paper\stamping artist. I like the foil pan gears and thay do sparkle. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

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  3. Simply put, you are a genius, Maxine! This is every inch a masculine card masterpiece that I'm happily pinning!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Wow Maxine - you are really 'nailing' the masculine cards -love the cogs - they are perfect! :D

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  5. This is just beautiful, Maxine! A lovely masculine card, filled with color and element and a real wow factor! Hugs!

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  6. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Email me link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com. I will send you an email when the post goes live. Thank you.
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog

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  7. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Karleigh Sue Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

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  8. What a great idea to use an aluminium foil plate Maxine. Great masculine card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

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  9. Love your idea. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back ere again soon. Judy DT

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  10. Cool birthday card. I'll have to remember that trick of adding the duct tape before cutting, thanks!! And Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week!

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  11. Fun Steampunk card- love the AI coloring the cogs. Bet your male friend loved the card!

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  12. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

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  13. Wow! how creative. This is fabulous. Hope you get your computer issues worked out soon. No fun.

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  14. A great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Helen x

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  15. Wonderful technique..I am sure the young mind must be very happy! :)
    Suchi xx

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  16. Very cool card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

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  17. Wowsa, what a card! I was scrolling through your blog and thinking it's been so long since I've been here and you have a lot of neat creations and then whammo... this one hit the screen! this is fabulous and what a great guy card. I love it!

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