Saturday, 29 December 2012

Another Male Card

I've made another male card using the X-cut Horology range - this time some of the dies which make up into various pocket watches (a tad fiddly to do) and some of the other elements such as background paper and words - also the rest of the piece of kraft card embossed with the cuttlebug cogs.

I hope none of you are having any serious roblems with the relentless rain and wind which we seem to have with us today and threatened for the rest of the weekend. Let's hope that the New Year with bring something good when it arrives!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Steampunk Butterfly

This card uses the actual butterfly from the set this time (you may recall I made a card withs the rose stamp from the set).  I started by colouring some card with Glimmer Mists and once dry the butterfly was stamped in black and clear embossed before cutting it out - the body was cut out separately and layered.  Background paper was Tim Holtz vintage shabby with some overstamping and the trellis was cut using a Spellbinders die.  The cogs were cut from the same misted card; glitter brads were added to the centres and some copper was rubbed over the embossing. The cogs were cut with X-cut dies and the flourish was a Marianne die.  Sentiment was produced on the computer and punched out.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Male Birthday

When I spotted the new Docraft Creativity magazine with this wonderful free stamp as a give away I thought how good it would be for male cards. I'm not entirely sure but I think this type of globe is called an orrery or maybe an astral globe - perhaps someone clever might be able to put me right on this? What I should have done was do my research before writing this post!!

I stamped three times and embossed, then cut out some of the elements to layer.  There is a great new collection of Horology items with a steampunk feel  which makes them suitable for making these often difficult cards.  The background paper is from the same range, but the embossing folder used is one I already had although there is a new one from Docrafts with clocks and cogs as well as other exciting folders and new dies (very tempting). The embellishments were cut using a new die set which has a selection of cogs but I must say they were a bit fiddly to remove from the dies when cut despite using silicone paper with the kraft card. The sentiment is one lying around on my work space which I'd stamped a while ago and not used but it seemed to just fit nicely with the rest of the card. I now have a little pile of die cuts to make up a pocket watch - again a bit fiddly to deal with but hopefully they will appear on another male card very soon.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Seasonal Wishes

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my blogging friends and followers a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year.  Very many thanks for all your support and wonderful comments throughout the past year.  I hope you are all ready for the big day and that the horrible weather we've had forecast doesn't interfere with your celebrations.

This image was produced very quickly using Craft Artist