Those Awkward Men Cards!

Published April 20, 2012 by isisimaginings

I think most of you know what I mean,yes?  Thank goodness for gears, sprockets & Steampunk. Smile  Firstly, I would like to enter this card into two challenges:

Hels’ Sunday Stamper Challenge – Man of the World

Simon Says Stamp & Show – Anything Goes

Are you as shocked as I am that I got this finished before the deadlines??

On to the nitty gritty.  I chose a 6×6 inch white card & decided to make an easel card.  I initially covered the TH Kraft Resist card with Broken China distress stain, but didn’t like the result, so I embossed another piece with the TH Rays texture fade & swiped very lightly over it with Gathered Twigs DI.  The gears are Donna Salazar dies from Spellbinders – cut from Core’dinations TH Distress collection. The hinges are PaperArtsy dies, cut from Grunge paper & embossed with Weathered Wood distress EP.  The Creative Expressions screw brads are from The Artistic Stamper.


I stamped the cars on to Kraft card with Distress embossing ink.  I used Walnut Stain distress EP & black EP.  I got the stamp of the central car from EBay years ago & I can’t remember what company it’s from.  The other car is a TH Visual Artistry stamp.


The rosettes…  Ahh, the rosettes.  They’re the Tim Holtz ones of course, cut from Kraft Resist.  I wanted them for so long, but boy, did I have trouble with them.  I don’t have a hot glue gun, so I tried every adhesive I have to get the rosette shape to STAY.  Thought I had it until this morning when the bigger one fell off.  Grrr.  So, I’ve tried again with Mod Podge, but I am going to have to buy a glue gun.  On top of that, my heat tool died. Sad smile  However, I’ve had it about ten years & it wasn’t an especially expensive one, so I’m not complaining.  Well, only about the inconvenience.  On the plus side, I shall buy a Ranger Heat-It tool, it’s definitely the best I’ve used.


Yesterday, I was at Jennie The Artistic Stamper Boxall’s UTEE class at Pickleberry Crafts in Faversham.  Below is a pic of all the things I made.  We used moulds & cookie cutters, perfect pearls & distress inks & generally had a wonderful time.  And yes, I DO want a Melt Pot.  Anyone like to buy me an early Christmas present?? 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time,

Love & light


10 comments on “Those Awkward Men Cards!

  • Wow, that is gorgeous! I have to really hold my rosettes to stick (usually use glossy accents) as don’t like using glue gun (see they’ve brought out a battery operated one… ) good luck. The card is just fab.

  • best glue in the world? Cosmic Shimmer dries clear…. seriously, it glues really well and dries quick too!! LOVE your card hun…. thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  • Great card! Liking the colour scheme and the rosette 🙂 did you try Glossy Accents even? lol
    We all need about 10 types of glue lol
    Again, your UTEE pieces are fab, sounds like a great class!

    • Thanks Gayle, I did try Glossy Accents, which is my go-to glue usually, it didn’t work. No idea why I had a problem, maybe because I was using Kraft card? But that shouldn’t make a difference.

      Hels, thank you so much for visiting my blog, I’m glad you like my effort. Thanks also for suggesting Cosmic Shimmer Glue, I shall give it a try.

  • Kirsten – your easel card is amazing! Love the cards, and the whole design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen 🙂

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