Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Gearing Up


It's been a bit of a mission getting this far - I have my own computer, finally, and I am still getting used to it and all the differences with updated programmes etc 😀

I love how this turned out - I used a S/B 3-D embossing folder (disontinued) on the orange card, then layered over it a Memory Box Cogs die cut, (again discontinued)  cut from bronze paper.
This was attached with a few drops of glue and gold brads

The sentiment (a magazine freebie) was heat embossed using copper ep

The completed panel was mounted on a dark green cardstock base

The inside was finished with some industrial style Washi tape.

I am linking this to:


Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

I love this card... so perfectly masculine and bright as well.
I made something similar a few months ago and all it needs is a sentiment to complete the picture.

I hope you and yours are well.

Take care,


cotnob said...

This is fabulous Maxine, a lovely embossing folder - it would be perfect for one of those difficult men in our lives.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a very manly card - rich colors, gears, textures. Perfect!

jimlynn said...

Lots of gears and lots of happy! Great card Maxine.

Chriss America Real said...

This card is really nice! So glad you have your computer!


Mehrll said...

Lovely masculine card. I like the orange and black together. I have not seen that embossing folder, but it works so well with this card. Hugs.

Cynthia said...

Great masculine design, Maxine. Such a detailed die cut... sorry it's discontinued. :)

Quillish said...

This is very beautiful Maxine, the Embossed design and the die cut look so cool. Fantastic Masculine card!

Dawn T said...

fantastic card Maxine. A prefect masculine make.

brenda said...

A super masculine card Maxine, would fit in perfectly at Allsorts this week.

Good luck with the new computer, it takes time, but I'm a few weeks in with my new iMac and finding it a lot easier than I expected.

B x

Wendy L said...

A Great card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Jan Mahew said...

Maxine- What a Manly Man Card! Love the gears, the colors, the whole package. Thanks for entering this beauty in the JDS Blog Challenge #10! Good luck and be safe.


Jan Mahew
(Owner and Illustrator Jan's Digital Stamp Shop)

Janis Lewis said...

Great card. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
Hugs! Janis
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

froebelsternchen said...

That simply a fantatsic card Maxime!
Happy start of April , take good care of you!

Susi xxx

Suze said...

This is a great masculine card Maxine. I like the colour combination.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful masculine card with a great colour combination....loving that cog die too x.

Gerrina said...

A sturdy card! Love the warm background and the depth made by the diecuts! Hope you're healthy and be careful! Hugs, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

Gearing it up is exactly what you have created, love this and the colours with the embossing folder are fabulous.
Hope you are doing

Jane Savage said...

Love this! Great embossing folder and colours!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

super cool looking, no wonder you like how it turned out!
xx Karen

Neet said...

When Steampunk first came to the crafting scene I fell in love with it but how many times do we make a non steampunk card but use cogs and wheels. They have become so handy to use to create cards, especially for men. Love this one you have done today, very strong in colours and just perfect.
God Bless
Neet xx

stampingbowd said...

The gears are fabulous on this beautiful shade of orange! Bright and happy!

Joy Wilson said...

Hi Maxine! I hope you're doing well! I just love this card! So cool! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Loll said...

Fantastic card Maxine! Love the texture from the dry embossing and the die-cut gears. Take care! xx

Creative world said...

Very pretty card...Great color combo and awesome design...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

The Lady Boz said...

What a perfect card for our challenge at International Art and Soul. Love, love, love the orange. Thank you for joining us. Jennie DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The perfect card for our challenge, thank you for joining us at INTAAS. Jennie DT