Monday, April 11, 2016

Enjoy the Journey

Good Morning, I am sharing a card I made for my nephew today.  I am sharing today over at the Dies R Us Blog .

Some people have trouble making masculine cards but there are so many great dies at the Dies R Us Store.  I decided to use Cheery Lynn Designs- Steampunk Corner and Memory Box - Mini Gears. I also used Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges dies.

I started out with a Kraft card stock base, cut brown and cream card stocks with my Spellbinder A2 distressed edges dies. Used DCWV Foiled Cardstock to cut my corners and gear dies.  On the cream card stock I used distress inks of crushed Olive, tea dye and Rusty hinge with a sponge dauber to add color to the background and then stamped the background using Tim Holtz, The Journey stamp set for the sentiment, arrow and clock face.

I couldn't get a good picture with both corners showing the shine of the corner die, but you can see it on the top right die and the gears.


I love using metal papers and dies for cutting out my gears but you can also emboss a piece of card stock with silver, gold or bronze embossing powder and then cut out the dies.

My other tip is to use removable tape or if you have bought more washi tape then you could ever use in a life time, then you could also use that to hold your item that you are cutting out in place as it goes through your machine, that way you will get a clean cut, with no slippage.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, 



handmade by amalia said...

Your nephew will be pleased. This is a gorgeous card and has such a timeless feel to it.

AppleApricot Wen said...

A wonderful card, Connie, beautiful! xx

Daniela said...

Oh, my darling, you haven't any kind of difficulty making whatever you wish, your artistic talent knows no limit !

Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you most wonderful days to come,

with love and thankfulness


Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, I agree, for some reason masculine cards can prove more difficult to choose (make). I think your nephew will love this, it looks great.

Happy Monday

All the best Jan

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The shine of the corner pieces looks great! Very nice masculine design.

Nancy Chan said...

A great card specially made for your nephew. I am sure he will be very happy to receive the card.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Nice work Connie! Love this card~ You've intrigued me : ) as I have some sm sheets of copper - I never thought to die cut them! (I know...:)
Thanks for sharing & have a blessed week. Karen O

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is really fabulous, Connie! Super combination of dies. Really love those corners! You're always so good with the masculine cards. The Distressed Edges frame is perfect with the other elements, too. Very cool!

Debbie said...

a beautiful card with some really awesome "guy" elements!! i think it's just more natural to make feminine cards, more papers and elements are designed in that direction. this is a great looking card!!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful masculine card design and craft tips Connie.

Hugs Diane

Christine said...

Its a great card for a guy! Thanks for your expert tips and advice!
Have a great day, Connie!

Anonymous said...

Connie, what a gorgeous masculine card! Love all things steampunk!

Pam Sparks said...

Handsome Connie! love the fine detail in that die!