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My second card took a lot more time and was a lot more labor intensive, but I love how it turned out and I hope you will like it too.
When I saw the gears, I thought steam punk for inspiration. I did a lot of experimenting with this card and learned a little along the way. I wanted to make it look like I added a tin type photo. I used the image from MFP set called FAMILY. I stamped it using black stazon ink onto white cardstock. I took a black marker and colored around the image. I rubbed the whole image with copper inka gold metallic rub. It looked ok, but I thought I could do better.
I also used MFP set called TAKE THE TIME I stamped the watch 2 times. Once was on floral black and white cardstock and the other (for the face of the watch) on white cardstock. I rubbed inka gold on the base. I cut out the face and glued it on top of the base. I added a brad.
The base of the card was my favorite part of my project. I stamped the large gear onto white cardstock. I stamped it 4 times, cut them out and glued them on top of eachother. It took a lot of time so for my second gear. I just stamped the gear onto a cardboard box (crunch n munch- if you were wondering.) I also cut a hinge out of the cardboard box. I used punches to cut out 3 circles. All the pieces I ran through my cuttlebug. I added brads, drywall tape, metal spiral paper clips and other metal embellishments that I could find. I glued them to cardstock. I also drizzled hot glue from my hot glue gun over the top. I painted it all black and then rubbed it all over with the copper inka gold metallic rub.
I also added 2 more gears and a little key.
I made my card an easel card. I put drywall tape under the sentiment. For the sentiment I printed this quote about time onto white cardstock. I colored the background with gray colored pencils and rubbed the metallic rub over the top. The flower brads, looked kinda like small gears to me. They were originally yellow. I took a sharpie marker and colored them black and then added metallic rub.
Thanks for reading through my long post. I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this card. Check out what the other designers have done with these two sets.