Friday, August 16, 2013

All Geared Up (Sharon Jeffs)

All Geared Up Card
by Sharon Jeffs

When the new range of Frantic Stamper Precision dies were released, I was really excited about the potential things I could create with them.  My ultimate favourites were the gears and this card is the immediate thought I had when I saw them!

To create the super background I started with two pieces of white cardstock that I painted with a light coating of grey paint.  This paint layer isn't vital since you could begin with a grey card but I really like the way the inks blend over the top of the paint.

Once the paint is dry, die cut small gears from one of the grey sheets and the large gears collage from a scrap of paper.

Using the embossing inkpad and the Rust Embossing powder, emboss each of the gears and the large flag.  I double embossed each of mine, pressing the shapes into the embossing powder while the first layer was still hot then re-applying heat.

Now to the other piece of grey painted card!  I used a blending tool and the Tea Dye ink to blend colour over the edges of the card.

After this add blend a layer of the Barn Door over the edges as well to tint these!

Remember earlier how I said to cut the Gears collage from a scrap of paper?  Well, now I applied re-positionable adhesive to one side then stuck it down over the left side as seen in the photo.  One of the corners on mine was bare but all I did was move my makeshift stencil to then add detail to this corner.

To colorise and add the Gears detail I used a blending tool and the Walnut Stain to blend and mix colour over the surface of the card.

To finish off my card I added a black mat to each of the long sides then adhered it to the front of my card.

Finally, I adhered the gears and flags to the front then I finished off my card with a few Junkyard bits and pieces and a twist of black twine.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow Sharon, an awesome design. The gears look really cool and I like the way you created your background paper! Lots of cool elements in this design....