Friday, February 23, 2018

Steampunk Shaker

I got inky this week! I started with a piece of Tim Holtz's Grunge paper: I stamped it with a stamp & heat-embossed it in rose gold (Lawn Fawn); I inked an embossing folder, lightly embossed it in my BigShot, and heat-embossed it in gold; I inked it with gold metallic ink and Cosmic Copper pigment ink; I stamped the corner & embossed it in silver.  For the bottom portion, I cut the border from an aluminum can, added some embossing powders, then ran just the bottom of the card through my BigShot with the same embossing folder. Such a fun effect! The shaker portion is from a Shake It kit; I used StazOn ink to stamp directly onto it. I filled it with die-cut gears & actual metal gear embellishments. I made the frame with two stitched circle dies, and added lots more embossing powder; all together, I used gold, silver, copper, rose gold, and aged copper enamel powders.
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Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for TSOT #357!

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  1. WOW! Lots of love went into your card, CG! It's absolutely gorgeous! I have some gear dies and EF, too, so you've inspired me to stretch my creativity! Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, CG! -Donna

  2. I love this textured card. All the different metal colors are amazing. Plus you made it into a shaker card. Very well done. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

  3. Wow, CG, I love all of the texture and colors on this card! It's so fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
    Sara H.


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