At Providence Regionals, the Clockworks stamp set was featured. I don’t own this set–yet! After seeing all the great projects that used it, it moved to the top of my list. It has a similar feel the the Affection Collection set, but definitely more masculine.
Here are a couple of cards made with the Clockworks set.
This card also uses the One In a Million sentiment set and the Labels Framelits. I love how the gears and compass form accents for this collage card. The Chevron embossing folder was also used, and it looks like it was inked in Daffodil Delight before it was run through the Big Shot to get this two toned look. I also love the Vintage Faceted Button, with the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine and the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red.
Not only is does this card look vintage, but I detect a little Steampunk action also! There is a lot of sponging and distressing as well as use of metallic embossing powder. I would guess that it’s either Pewter or Silver Embossing Powder, with Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Early Espresso card stock. The brads and the Linen Thread add even more texture to the card.
I love the double embossed background. It was probably make by using Versamark to ink the raised images after the paper and Houndstooth Embossing Folder were run through the Big Shot. Then embossing powder was poured on and stuck only to the Versamark-ed spots and then the Heat Tool was used to melt the embossing powder. I’m definitely going to use this technique soon!
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