Thursday, October 6, 2022

Of Ships and Men...


This card was made for a Steampunk fan... I love the die cut that forms the central image on this card

I formed an edge to the card using torn corrugated card that I had taken the covering layer off, then rubbed bronze and blue Inka Gold paint on them - it was a get down and dirty day for my hands!
Here you can see some of the sheen

The background card was some that started as a mop up sheet - it is card I bought from a local printer before he shut down, and it has a fabulous texture to it - there were mica sprays and all sorts on it

Both the cogs (above) and the ship below were painted with ink gold paints, and then embossed by pressing the parts into a Versamark pad, and then sprinkling on the powder - it did not give complete coverage which adds to the texture

The sentiment was one I stamped off while house sitting.  After trimming it to size, and leaving one edge torn, I embossed the edges with copper

I completed the inside with a set of three diecut cogs, embossed in two of the powders I had used on the front of the card, and also I smudged the edges with ink

I am linking this to:


Dawn T said...

Awesome card Maxine. Great Steampunk card.

brenda said...

So much texture drawn into this one Maxine. Don't forget to let me know when your ready for the links.

B x

Pat said...

Fabulous card, I love all the elements, great masculine card, thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you did such a good job with this card - I'm loving all of the textures!

Donna Walls said...

A very handsome card Maxine and I like how you've colored the images to appear like rusty old pieces. Thanks for joining us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge this month!
Donna xx

Darlene said...

Awesome card Maxine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Sisterhood of Crafters

P.S. Just a friendly reminder that our new STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE is open and ready to see your stenciled creations. Hope you’ll come join in the fun!

Gerrina said...

Fun techniques and textures! And i like the colours you combined! Hugs, Gerrina

jimlynn said...

Fantastic steampunk card Maxine. So many details and shine.

Ina G said...

Very creative and fun elements. Lots of steampunk to enjoy here. Thanks for sharing at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Rachael said...

I love all of the texture to this, these so many techniques - fabulous! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Polkadoodles, good luck and hope to see you again soon! x

Vickie Y said...

Love all the texture! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

Jan Mahew said...

Thank you for sharing your Masculine creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge, Maxine! Love the copper tone embellishments. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Ellibelle said...

What a great steampunk design, Maxine. So perfect for a masculine card!
Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

creationsnz said...

Oh what fabulous card Maxine. Love all the layers, textures and colours!! CarolG

Kathy said...

Such a fun card, so many great details and the colors work so well. Very pretty!

Neet said...

I love texture on cards and `i do like corrugated card being used in this way - fab colours creating that sheen.
I used to be a real steampunk fan and still like it when `I see it down by others. This is a lovely card and a great example of a masculine card.
Blessings, Neet xx

Helen said...

Great masculine card - love all the texture.

Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.

Helen x

Christin said...

A very cool card for a men! Thanks for sharing at DigiChoosday! Christin

Rose Andrew said...

Awesome male card, great layout
Thank you for joining us at LeAnn's World 101 Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

JD/ Jill said...

You've made a great masculine card!