Monday, May 25, 2015

Gears

Hello again. Hubs is downstairs watching a movie that I have no desire to see, so that left me with either playing games on FB or trying to see if I could find the mojo.

Less is More recipe week is to use some metal on your card. Well, how about a 2 x 5.5 inch of metal sheeting?

Used the gear embossing folder from Provo Craft and then proceeded to grunge it up using distress products.

Started off with alcohol inks in Latte, Ginger and Copper then added some black soot paint, wiped if off a bit and ended up with this. I could've gone a bit further with adding more definition on the bottom but resisted. With my luck today, figured I would've just ruined it.

Backed it onto some black cardstock and then stuck that whole lot onto a kraft card base. Birthday sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

This makes a great masculine card for my stash! Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: Adding this to AAA cards game #40 for the guys.





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22 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Laurie, I love this distressed panel, the colours really look so cool on these cogs, Cathy x

Alison C said...

It is a great card. The way you've coloured it really make it. Good to have a man's card in stock!

Pauline said...

This looks wonderful, so cool!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

yours is very pretty I thought about colouring it too but i don;t have any alcohol inks apart from markers, the result it fab!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Fabulous card-what a great effect on your metal panel!
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Totally awesome and a super impressive use of metal Laurie.
Fantastic and a great card for the guys which reminds me that's the theme over at AAA Cards if you fancy linking your card up there too.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part at Less is More. Sarah

Veerle said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my metal card Laurrie.
Yours is very beautiful too, indeed ideal for a masculine card.µGr Veerle

Darnell J Knauss said...

This makes a STUNNING masculine card and wow what an impact in the gallery at LIM. I'll be very surprised if this isn't showcased, Laurie! I'll say again, WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great to see your card in the AAA Card gallery too Laurie.
Thanks so much. Sarah

Tammy said...

Awesome results with the alcohol inks! Wonderful masculine card!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice - looks like something my husband would bring in from his shop!!! Love this embossing folder.

Chrissie said...

This is a simply fabulous effect! The colours are so sympathetic for the design of the embossing too!
Super job Laurie.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Well, your grunging up of that metal worked a treat, what a fabulous guy card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

FunctionofLight One said...

Glorious

Anne said...

Stunning panel Laurie and a fab masculine card!
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Fantastic work on those gears! Love the results of your technique. Perfect manly CAS. I love it! Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

Victoria Lavender said...

Wow! Just like leather, I just want to touch it. Well done kiddo! Thanks so much for playing AAA Cards- for the Guys! Cheers, Victoria

Linda Beeson said...

What a great look, love the gears, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

Jill Vickers said...

Love the look you created with the embossing folder and alcohol inks - it is so cool and any guy would love it! Thanks so much for playing along with our masculine challenge this week! Jill

Debbie T said...

This is just an amazing piece! I've never seen anything done like this. Forgive me for asking, but what is metal sheeting? Is it anything like the metal tape? Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Unger said...

Metal sheeting is metal tape that can be found at the hardware store.

Daria said...

I love the way this turned out. Thank you for sharing the details.