Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Grungy Gears


I hope you are all safe and well.  
We are in a four week nationwide lock down, and up to day 13.  It's been fine up until now so I have been able to do some walking, but we have currently have some much needed rain falling!

It's time for another challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, where the scripture used on this card is available as a freebie. 
This fortnight we are being sponsored by the lovely Gina K Designs, who is providing a $40 voucher to the winner to spend in her store. 

I started with a base of kraft cardstock, and sponged the edges with Espresso Ink, and randomly stamped some small cogs on it with Versamark ink, and brushed gold perfect pearls over them.

The snippet of grungy corrugated card was sitting on my desk, so I decided to mount the scripture over that, after painting the edges with Ink Gold paint

I had no smooth gold card, so glued some thin gold paper onto card and die cut that with my M/B cogs die.  I only used a few touches of glue to adhere it to the card front, as I added brads to some of the cog centers, to add to the industrial feel of the card. 

I finished the inside with some thin card on both sides with some 'industrial style' washi tape on one side of each panel. 

I am linking this to: 


Karen Dunbrook said...

very cool looking card with a great message.
hope you are safe and well.
x Karen

Dawn Phillips said...

That's a lovely spiritual card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

Glad all is well with you and 'this too shall pass'...

Your card is royal - I like the way you made your cogs. Lovely text too. I did that with Ferraro Rocher wrappers and had lots of fun doing it except that my card is still lying undone. Maybe your card will give me inspiration. Lol.

The insides of your cards are always so well done - just like you are.



Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the gears and the dimension you add to your beautiful cards. Awesome!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Maxine .Well I do like Grunge .Love the gold heat embossing which is awesome on the cogs and the centre brads are perfect .

jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful! Love all those gears too. So pretty.

Jan Mahew said...

Maxine- You have created a wonderfully inspirational card that is so appropriate in these difficult times. LOVE the bible quote (I'm kinda partial to the Apostle Paul's letters to the early churches) and the gold pearls. Pearls of wisdom! Thanks for entering JDS Blog Challenge #ll. Good luck and be safe.

Jan (owner and illustrator Jan's Digital Stamp Shop)

Pamela said...

love the embossing you did on the kraft cardstock, the result is awesome. I also enjoyed how you finished the card inside!! Thank you for playing along at MMM!

Neet said...

That is a lovely card, beautiful scripture and beautiful script too. I like the way the gold paper has turned out, what a good idea - it looks very regal, rich and actually looks embossed.
It will be a month in two days time since I last went out and so far am not going stir crazy. I can keep this up for the three months they are asking if it is for the good of all. Just wish others would abide by the 14 days if that is all they have been given.
Glad you are ok and that you have been managing to get out for a walk,
Stay safe and well,
Hugs and Blessings, Neet 2 xx

Suze said...

I like that you used gears to represent power. The brads had that extra touch to the gears as well as dimension. The layout of your card is great too.

Karen Page said...

This is a lovely, masculine, spiritual card that I'm sure your recipient will greatly appreciate! Like many other crafters I am thankful I have a hobby to take my mind off the situation. While I want an end to the circumstances, I hope we all find more time for our interests once this is all over rather than jump right back to our too-busy lives. Thanks for sharing this at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge, and continued good health to you in the weeks ahead.

Dawn T said...

what a delightful card Maxine.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, the gold and Kraft goes so well together.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card, unusual to have this quote with the gears but I actually love this as it is so different and appealing...nothing like a few cogs to life the spirits. Take

Himawan Sant said...

With the addition of a gear for Easter card decorations ... your work looks alluring.
Good job, friend

Happy Easter
Greetings from Indonesia

stampingbowd said...

Oh, the Washi on the inside looks amazing! Beautiful card. I love the gears and beautiful scripture. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You made my day with your comment on the yellow daisy card saying that is how you feel when you visit my blog! Big Safely distanced hugs to you! I love visiting your blog too!

Lori Podolsky said...

What a lovely and inspiration card you've created, Maxine! Perfect for what's going on in the world today. Thank you for joining our challenge at Lemon Shortbread. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Stay safe.
Lori xx (DT)

Mac Mable said...

I am glad you are coping with the shut down Maxine....continue to stay safe and well x. What a fabulous masculine card with a great design and so much creativity x.

Suchi said...

Great card ! Love the grungy gears! Stay safe. TC :)

Becca Cruger said...

I really love when an inside of a card is designed as well as the outside. Lovely make!

MiamiKel said...

How unique and wonderful, Maxine! Such a different card of what you usually create and it's really eye catching! Beautiful designed and such a great sentiment - big hugs to you!

earl lea riser said...

I love the gold cogs!! And the way you have them coming off the edge!! Well done!! I hope you stay safe in these unpredictable times! God is our only hope! May you have a blessed Easter! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls Challenge!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Clever card Maxine! I do love the combination of elements that you have used to create the industrial theme - and as for the Washi tape inside, it just follows through so nicely. Stay safe. x

creativetimewithme said...

What a fun card! Love all the elements! Glad you were able to join us for the Make Your Own Background Paper challenge!

Mary Ellen, MMM DT -

Lori Podolsky said...

Great card, Maxine! I love the gold gears (so realistic looking) and the wonderful sentiment. Thank you for joining our challenge at Lemon Shortbread. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Stay safe.
Lori (DT)

@d_e_crafts said...

A great card, I'm loving the background and gears. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this time.

decrafts - my blog

Alex (PinkCraftyMama) said...

The cogs and gets turned out so beautifully! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
Arty Divas DT
Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
Arty Divas