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Sunday 24 August 2014

Birthday cards at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello there folks, time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time the theme is 'Birthday cards for someone special' as been chosen by the lovely Dot. There's a generous prize for our lucky winner from Flonzcraft, our regular sponsor so ink up those stamps and join in the inky fun! Don't forget we're a stamping challenge so no digis allowed!

I've made a masculine card as we've got a few male birthdays coming up in the family. I rummaged through my huge pile of gelli plate backgrounds for the base for my card, this one was made with a gorgeous mask from SplodgeAway using Maimeri Metallic Acrylic paints, I'd also painted over this one with some Pebeo two part resin which gives a lovely translucent effect. I stamped the reverse with one of the stamps from the Indigo Blu Voices stamp set and matted it on some black card.

The focal image is from Chocolate Baroque, stamped and embossed with gold WOW EP and painted with more Maimeri acrylics. Once the paint was dry I added a glass cabochon.

Next I used lots of die cut cogs, cut from black card painted with Maimeri Acrylics. I made the screws by painted card candi silver and using a spatula to create the lines on the centre.

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque, layered up over some burlap.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: go masculine
Alphabet Challenge: N for natural (burlap)
Moving along with the times: Feeling a little vintage
Its all about the vintage: Ancient History
Sweet Pea Stampers: Embossing
That's Crafty: its a man's world
WOW Embossing powder: Monochrome

hope you're going to join our new challenge
have a great day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. A fabulous card Claire, it looks so rich with the gold embossing and painted cogs. Love the background.
    Avril xx

  2. What a wonderful card. The metallics are gorgeous. I love the way you made the screws look so real with the slash look across them for the screwdriver slot! Brilliant idea.

  3. So much attention to detail and very masculine. Bet this looks real fabby in the flesh.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. Hi Claire, Hadn't realised you've linked up to Alphabet Challenge with this fabulous card, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

  5. Fantastic card. Love the gold embossing! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week. Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  6. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

  7. Hi Claire. Such a beautifully masculine card! The gold highlights are just beautiful.
    Dot x

  8. very creative, love the steampunk feeling and the great key in the center of the card!! Hugs, Kerstin

  9. Awesome steampunk additions, its a fabulous male card.

  10. Lovely colours on your card, and the metallic finish looks great! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

  11. Holy cow Claire, this is amazing! You have mastered the ever-dreaded masculine card! I just love all the gears and your background is spectacular! Love it :)

  12. So awesome!!! Fantastic techniques!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #134

  13. This is really stunning Claire. The winged clock looks just amazing and your gelli background sets of the embellishments so well.
    Thanks for joining in at That's Crafty and wishing you good luck in the draw.
    Fliss xx

  14. Hi Claire and what a stunning work of art you have created the background is amazing - love all the embellishments you've added too

    x Hilda

  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  16. Wow, Claire! Awesome masculine card - all those cogs and that clock is so cool! Amazing...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  17. Perfect male card - the focal stamped image is stunning...and fab gelli background too...Esther xx

  18. That is a really stunning card!!! Great work!!!


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