Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bonus Post

I don't usually post on Sunday nights, but I had a lovely day at church, then at a church BBQ down by the lake, and still time to design a thank you card for some guys who helped to lay a new floor in one of the rooms at our church.  I wanted to enter it in Our Creative Corner's Challenge for this week.  The challenge is to create a masculine card using their sketch and as an option to make it monochromatic.  Here's my take on it:

I used one of my new favourite stamp sets, Clockworks and heat embossed the main image with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder.  The background stamps for this set are amazing, and the gears so appeal to my steampunk heart, great for a masculine card.

I used Soft Suede card stock as a base and added DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack and three strips of Early Espresso and Cajun Craze card stock.  The main panel used the background stamps, stamped off, in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  The gears were inked up in Soft Suede and the pocket watch itself was stamped in Versamark, then embossed.  The main image panel and the sentiment, which is from the Lacy and Lovely set, were sponged in Soft Suede ink.  The three strips each bear a Metallic Brad.

Fun to do, and didn't take long to make, so I wanted to post tonight and enter the challenge.

It was, as I said, a gorgeous day!

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Stamps: Clockworks (w127290; c127292); Lacy and Lovely (w122885; c122887)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Early Espresso (119686) and Cajun Craze (119684) card stock; Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack in Soft Suede 117157)
Ink: Versamark (102283); Classic Stampin' Pads in Crumb Cake (126975), Soft Suede (126978) and Early Espresso (126974)
Accessories: Metallic Brads (119741); Stamping Sponges (101610); Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109029)
Tools:  Embossing Buddy (103083); Heat Tool (129053); Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)


 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack


  1. Hi Heather, yes I am a little partial to that stamp set too, great for male cards. And you have done a great job with this challenge! The embossing really gives it a lift, and I really like the way you have created that background on the main panel. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner, hope to see lots more of your work.

    1. Thanks so much Christina. I really enjoy making masculine cards.

  2. What a very sweet and thoughtful thing for you to create such a gorgeous thank you card. I think the gold embossing looks sensational with those gears. I love that you have a steampunk heart. ;) Terrific take on this sketch and without a doubt superb for a male. Beautiful work here!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Yes, not sure why I love steampunk, but I've always enjoyed gadgets of any kind. I'd love to play again.

  3. Oh this is wonderful. The gold embossed cogs look absolutely fantastic - love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week.

  4. Hi Heather, I just wanted to pop in and say how incredibly beautiful your card is! I just love the soft suede color and the collage stamping is so pretty and beautiful. The added gold embossing just adds some glamour and pizzazz.
    thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. Your work is beautiful, and I hope you join us again for another challenge. I'd like to see more of your work!

    1. Thanks so much. The DT at OCC are very kind and detailed with their comments. I'd love to play along again!

  5. Love the collage stamping and embossing and how you used different colors for the strips!

  6. Nice post. Great blog. Thanks for the share. It was very interesting and informative. Keep posting. I follow you.

    PIC Grant


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