Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Hi Crafters,

I have another 'Steampunkesque' card to share with you today. I have played with my alcohol inks and Spellbinders embossing folder for the background together with a few more X-Cut cog dies. These were heat embossed with black EP to look like metal. I then decided to add little red gems to the centres like you see inside a watch...

The background was a mixture of Adirondak Inks in Espresso, Rust and Gold and topped off on the raised embossed parts with black Memento Ink to define them.
The Happy Birthday die is a Memory Box one and it had the same treatment as the cogs. I backed it with gold card to show through the letters. A little matting and layering and it was complete.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Frilly & Funkie - Stamps Be Gone (Vintage, no stamps)
That Craft Place - Steampunk
Cardz 4 Guyz - Embossing, Heat/Dry

A quick post as it's a busy day ahead for me, so I will say goodbye for now and see you soon.



brenda said...

What a lovely rich and sumptuous feel to your card today Lorraine. Ages since I used my alcohol inks so thanks for the reminder. Think we all have things lurking in the back of drawers that we forget about as new things come along and it's nice to revisit.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
oh my this is gorgeous, and so very superbly created.
Love the wonderful metal looking to the background and your
cogs and sentiment dies.
The colours are so rich too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Lorainne... Love the cogs ... Perfect Mans card
Hugs Sylvie xx

Cazro said...

Your card is amazing, I love your cogs background, great work. Ages since I've seen the alcohol inks being used, (for me too). Fabulous male card, perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Thanks for joining us Caz DT.

cuilliesocks said...

This is really a WOWSER!! Love it Lorraine, it's so striking and the colours and images of the cogs and wheels are fantastic, Kate x

Erika said...

A lovely steampunk card again Lorraine. I think the metallic background is fabulous and the black is really striking against it.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Jacee said...

Wow, this is stunning!
hugs Jacee
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Gina Knott said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! Love how you have created the background and the colours work so well together! A really fabulous card!!
Gina xx

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Lorraine, love the opulence of the background colours against the black...and what a great way to use the HB die. Carol x

cotnob said...

A stunning card Lorraine, such a wonderful background and brilliant design.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love steampunk, not made one for ages, must recify that. This is fab, love the rich colours

Carol S. said...

Love the rich colours and a brilliant design. Great texture. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Love the rich colours and a brilliant design. Great texture. Hugs, Carol S.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is one fantastic Steampunk style creation Lorraine love how you have created that deep bronzed burnished look also the embellishment of cogs it looks perfect.
lorraine x

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous card! Love it!
Hugs :)

Paper Talk with Samra

cebelica said...

Oh wow, you totally rocked this card. It's stunning! Hugs! xx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous mixed media love the embossed background and all the cogs great metal effect
carol x

Amanda said...

Hi Lorraine, Beautiful steampunk card which is just perfect for our Steampunk Challenge at That Craft Place. I am loving the colour you have created on the Backing embossed card. I am just in the middle of a project using the same embossing folder :-) Thankyou for joining us and hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Amanda

JayBe said...

Wow! This is a stunning design, Lorraine - I love the background embossing. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Fabulous card. The colours and textures look brilliant. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place, Nicola X

Debs said...

another fabby make...thanks for sharing again at That Craft Place....hugs Debs x

Cec said...

Fabulous card for a fellow. Love the embossed background that ties into your gear embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Buttons said...

SO dramatic! Love it. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x