Friday, 25 October 2013

Hearts & Gears


Hi and Good Morning :)  Todays card showcases some of the stunning  Cheery Lynn Designs  Steampunk Dies!

This card is a glorious 8 x 8 inches, so a brilliant size to showcase the intricacy an detail of these dies, instead of much of them being concealed by a main image as a focal point.

Now, I had such fun making this card!  It was great to dig out some much neglected (and much maligned) silver mirri board to create a dazzling metallic effect to this design.   I layered HOTP paper and bazzil card, applying DI inks to the edges.

I created the breathtaking Gear Mesh border by matting silver card onto grey card and adding additional gears, silver stud pearls and brads.  I cut the beautiful new Daphne Doily in grey card, and used silver card to cut the Hearts n Gears to create a background for my image.  I  then matted the Kenny K digital stamp onto Silver Square Stackers and Scalloped Square stackers and added the pretty Lock and Keys and Love sentiment for a finishing touch.

All dies used on this card are:

B361 - Gear Mesh Border
B378 - Hearts n Gears
B340 - Gears
B350 - Lock and keys
DL264 - Daphne Doily
B227 - Love sentiment
L-1 - Square Classic
XL-2 - Square Scalloped Stackers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope you find time to join in this weeks challenge where our theme is vintage.

Have a smashing week!



8 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

An awesome steampunk creation. Loving the metal effects.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning steampunk card Alison, beautiful done, love it.

gr karin

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Alison. The image looks fab and I love all the dies.
Lorraine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A really stunning card Alison only you could make steampunk so pretty! Susan x

Gitte said...

Wow what a great card.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Alison, I watched the YouTube video on this die, and I have to tell you that you sure do make it look even better than I already thought it looked. Your card is just fantastic and I love how you made the gears go from gold to silver. That just looks so awesome. As always, I can't say enough about how talented I think you are. You just do such wonders with your dies and images to make all of your cards come to life. I am so sorry that I haven't been around lately as I have just been so swamped with work and family that other than putting up my own posts I haven't had the time or energy to do much else. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs Lisa G

gobeagirl said...

Hi Alison, I watched the YouTube video on this die, and I have to tell you that you sure do make it look even better than I already thought it looked. Your card is just fantastic and I love how you made the gears go from gold to silver. That just looks so awesome. As always, I can't say enough about how talented I think you are. You just do such wonders with your dies and images to make all of your cards come to life. I am so sorry that I haven't been around lately as I have just been so swamped with work and family that other than putting up my own posts I haven't had the time or energy to do much else. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs Lisa G

coops said...

so stunning alison.i really love the fabulous cogs and fab sassy image :D

xx coops xx

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