Sunday, 16 August 2015

Metallic gears

Hi everyone, it's good to finally be able to make a few cards this weekend.
Such good therapy when you need it!

I'm linking up to the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique where they have this gorgeous inspiration pic.

Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month
I was inspired by the circles and the blue, black and silver colours.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark. I used rub on metallic paints to colour the gears. There's a lovely shimmer that doesn't show up too well in the photo.


I used scraps of metallic sheet to diecut a few gears for extra dimension, so I'm visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. You only need to use 1 scrap or snippet to play along.

Darice Steam punk embossing folder; Craf-T Products metallic rub on paints; Memory Box gear dies;
Fiskars tag punch; distress inks to colour the tag and the edge of the card; sentiment sticker and brad.

Thanks for visiting, 
Cathy x


  1. This looks GREAT Cathy! Love the different shades and all the texture with the embossing and the metallic rub on paints. Great to see your card in the August Scrapbook Boutique Challenge.

  2. I really like this card. The cogs look great in different colours. Barbxx

  3. this is wonderful cathy" great texture! hugs rachel x

  4. This is a terrific card. I love the shine and extra gears you added. The silver brad is perfect on this card.

  5. Very cool, Cathy ... the texture and sheen of the metallics is fantastic! Anita :)

  6. A great take on the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique Cathy - the glistening metallic look, and all those circles/cogs - very imaginative! I love those gears - this makes a perfect masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us this month!

  7. Fabulous card, Cathy. I like the finish on the embossing. I would say that this is a perfect male themed card. Elizabeth xx

  8. Fantastic card Cathy - perfect for a chap (and a lady for that matter). Love that you added the extra little gears - adds some lovely dimension to an already fabulous card.


    Di xx

  9. I'm a big cog/gear fan so love this card. The touches of colour just make it. Thanks for joining in at Scrapbook Boutique.

  10. A great take on the inspiration Cathy, loving the dimension and shine! So happy you could share this with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  11. I love your take on the challenge! masculine cards are hard ( I think) to do! Thank you for joining in and sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique x

  12. Fabulous texture, love the colours and shimmer.

  13. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing the details.


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