Saturday, July 6, 2013

Spellbinder Sprightly Sprockets card

I wanted to do some more masculine cards and saw some ideas on Pinterest that I took bits and pieces of and put together on my own card.

The background is the Steam Punk embossing folder by Darice.  I blended scattered straw, tumbled glass and bundled sage distress inks on the background, then "pounced on" vintage photo distress ink on the gears which were cut out on white cardstock using the Spellbinder's Sprightly Sprockets dies.  The vintage photo ink pounced on it with a blending tool gives it a rusty look.  The greeting is a Tim Holtz one. 

 The metal looking embellishments are something you can make yourself by putting a glob of hot glue from your glue gun on a non-stick surface such as a craft mat.  You can make the glue go into any shape you want, such as the arrow in the above photo.  Simply sprinkle on your embossing powder then take your heat gun to it.  The heat will make the glue hot enough, even though it has already dried, and melt your embossing powder.  Let the glue dry totally before trying to remove from your craft sheet.  It should just pry off nice and easy with a paper piercer.

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