Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Back in the land of Blog....

Hi Everyone.... I hope you are all well? It's been almost a week since my last post and with every intention of getting something put up time eluded me day after day! But, now I have gotten another Club Members Weekend out of the way, I can now share with you again some crafting goodies.. Don't get me wrong, I love CMWE's, it's great seeing all our crafters come and see us and all the effort we put into getting prepared generally makes these weekends go so very fast, the fact that this CMWE was a four day'er is testament to that! Last Wednesday's post seems like I only posted it yesterday!! Anyhoo, enough with the waffle let's get on with some crafting eh?...I wasn't going to show this card for a while, but so many people commented on it over the weekend, I promised to get it on here sooner rather than later... So here it is..
And of course here's a step by step for all of those who purchased the goodies to make it!I started off by cutting out 2 full sets using the Spellbinders Die S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets (just gotta love that name!), using some 290gsm weight White Card stock.I then embossed each image using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder.Once embossed I coloured half of the images with Weathered Wood Distress Ink Stainsand Half with Faded Jeans Distress Ink Stains..And then spent about half an hour playing around with the images to see where they went best together!! and then discarding them so I could get on with the base card.This new Teresa Collins card stock was ideal, but the wrong colour...Da da da da... Ink stains to the rescue... These Inks work best on non porous material such as card stock, so I coloured the whole piece in the Faded Jeans Distress Stain. It's a bit wishy washy, but I quite like that effect, a bit more patience and a bit more Ink I suspect you would get a much more even coverage though!I then prepared my twisted easel cardand applied a 5 3/4" square of the now Blue card stock to the base...Cutting a Triangleto form the stopper of the Easel card...Adding another Triangle to the back of the card before settling on my final layout for the cogs and applying them to the project with some double sided foam for dimension...And there you go.. A great masculine card I think, perhaps that's why it was so popular!? It was going to be my Dad's Father's Day card, I say "was", it still might be.. Don't look Pop's!!!
Thanks for checking us out, and see you soon..


  1. Saw this at the weekend and can confirm that it looks fab in real life - all those cogs look super.

    Great card Andy.

    Toni :o)

  2. This is a great male card, love the changed effect to the cogs and the paper. I think the streakiness (I don't think that is a real word lol) effect is great, sometimes papers can look a little too flat and this really works with this card.
    Kim xXx

  3. this is such a cool project lovely and grungy... just up my street ;-)
    the effect is really neat, i really like it

  4. Thanks so much for posting these instructions for what is one of the best cards I have ever seen. Needless to say, I bought all the stuff!!