Tuesday, October 8, 2013

All Geared Up - Shopping Our Stash

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This week, at Shopping Our Stash,  the challenge is to use Two Types of Embossing!  My initial thought was to emboss strips and do a basket weave, but I was short on time and had to come up with something that could be easily and quickly done!

I decided to do Dry Embossing and a Wet Embossing.
The Gold Gears were cut from Kraft paper and then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder

The burlap and card stock used to make the banners, were  leftovers from a previous project  I had paper clipped them the to black card stock scrap..  I When I grabbed the black card stock to use as a layer, I noticed how well they worked together and decided to make banners. The printed burlap is probably the elevating element.

I never do well with Man Cards, but this turned out pretty nice and I wasn't really thinking of a man card when I was working on it.  This project really put itself together because all these pieces were lying on my very untidy drafting table!

Card Stock: Bazzill Basics - Black, White and Grey
Card Stock: Recollections Kraft Card Stock
Designer Paper: Simple Stories "Documented" 6"x6" Pad
Gears:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Sprocket Gears"
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations "World Fair Collection: Timepiece
Die Cut: Tim Holtz Alterations "Movers and Shakers Mini Gear Set"
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts "Gold"
Gold Brads: Creative Impressions.com (small) Office Depot (large)
Yellow Brad:  Bo Bunny Snow Day Brads
Banners:  Scraps from stash: Printed Burlap (Joann) Steampunk Spells(G45) 
Brown Stripe: I don't remember!
Misc: Versamark Embossing Ink; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Scor-tape and Xyron Mega Runner

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to see your projects in our challenge!


  1. Nice! I love the gold-embossed gears, and also that your desk fodder is a source for inspiration, much like mine. *ahem*

  2. Great card, Chana! Very creative design! Love the embossed background and gold gears! They look antique!

  3. Great job on the Embossing. I love all the elements!

  4. Oh wow! The gears are done with embossing powder! I thought for sure they were metal. Awesome :)

  5. Chana your card is amazing! I absolutely love it. The colors and design are perfect.

  6. Love this!! All of it! This is a great card!

  7. Omgosh this is just awesome Chana! Such a fab man card! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Never thought steam-punk could look so elegant - bravo! Love it!
    Have a great day, Chana... :)


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