Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cascading Gears

Hello Everybody!

It feels like FOREVER since I posted something fun and creative!  Summer is flying by!  Well I have been working on this card for a couple of days.  It's so cool!  It's called a Cascading card and you can find the instructions here (try it-it's not as hard as it looks!).  Mynnette does an awesome job of showing you the steps.

I am entering this card into Mynnette's Technique Tuesday:  Cascading Card and Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Anything Goes-No Rules!  Woo Hoo!  No Rules just right!  ;)

So here's my card.  Scroll on down, and I'll show you some highlights.


I bought Tim Holtz's gear die last week and couldn't wait to use it.  This was the perfect card for it!  I haven't made a cascading card before.  As a matter of fact of was thinking that maybe I should add a little diversity to my card making and then there is the challenge of making a different shaped card.  It was meant to be!  I also used Tim Holtz's tissue tape (I LOVE it!) and one of his metal sayings.  I used Distress Stain on the lace to change up the color and used various Distress Ink to make the front more interesting.

Here's a closeup of the front.


Here's is an aerial view.  :)  It shows the different levels of gears.  This card was a lot of fun to make.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...I have to get in gear!  (I know I know) ;)


6 comments:

Sarah said...

wow! Just bursting with detail and layers - love all the gears and the shabby look! A really creative and great card. Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Khandrogos said...

The steam punk look doesn't take away from the whimsical nature of this card. Fantastic!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a unique cascade!

Cheers
Sonia
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Mynnette said...

This is so totally cool, Katy!!!! Love the use of gears, and your front sentiment is awesome!!! Thanks for your continuing support of Technique Tuesday!!! ;D

Asha said...

Excellent masculine card. Whimsical and fun. Just the thing for my hubby. Thanks for the ispiration, Katy!

Carol said...

This a real unique card. I love the antiquey look to it with the browns and gears.... Nice card.