Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gears, Glimmer and Gold...


Finally the curved balls in my life are starting to straighten up - please excuse me if I have not commented on your blogs recently, life was just too fraught.

I needed a masculine card, and know that the recipient is a very CAS type of person, so this is the result, which was appreciated.

I taped a stencil  over some white card and sponged it with Tea Dye and Walnit Stain Distress Inks.

Before I removed the stencil I sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist (which shows yellow here)

The stenciled layer was mounted onto a Cranberry base, and a snippet used to make the embossed sentiment banner.

The final detail was to attach some gold cog wheel die cuts, left over from another project.  Despite what the camera says, all the brads used were gold!!

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  1. Glad that things are straightening up! :) Your card is so stunning! I love your use of gears in masculine cards Maxine! They look awesome! :)

  2. The tea Dye and walnut stein looks so rich on your card Maxine
    lovely CAS Manly card
    I love the gold cog wheel there..
    nice idea
    Monika (PS : will catch up now and see whats did you made last days)

  3. Isn't it annoying when the camera picks something up in a different colour. Especially annoying when you are real happy with your choices of colour. Lovely card anyway, and we can imagine the gold of the brads.
    Sorry to hear you have had DH in hospital, hope it was not too serious and things have been put right and he is on the road to full recovery. Must say the extra medication for my back is working for me - just need to get the next stage over and done with.
    Sending love and blessings to you both
    Neet xx 1

  4. Oh this is a perfect masculine card, bold and powerful yet still CAS. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  5. He will love this card. Looks fabulous. Continued prayers for healings. Hugs.

  6. Well, of course gears should be shiny gold. ;) Love your card!!!

  7. Like the addition of the cogs in the corner. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight.

  8. Pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis
    P.S. We have a new challenge blog starting Monday, Oct 3rd! I'd love you to swing by and become a Follower and link up with our challenges!

  9. You have created a card with a lot of interest - both the shapes ans texture. Thank you for playing along the Crafty Boots Autumn Challenge.


  10. Superb use of the gears stencil.... great card.

  11. Great masculine card Maxine! Thank you for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting! ~DT Sherry x

  12. Gorgeous male card! Glad to hear you are better!
    xoxo Olga

  13. Fab masculine make. Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  14. Very nifty. I like the shine to this card.

  15. The little gol ones are perfect on that masculaine background! Think the recepient will be pleased with this one! Enjoy your weekend!

  16. You do make greeting cards for men with such ease. I like this one very much specially the metallic touches. Glad that life is getting calmer.

  17. Very nice card ! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz Tina - DT

  18. Wonderful for a masculine card! Love the colors and shiny effect!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

  19. Great technique, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday, Julie DT


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