For the base of this card I used this pattern paper. The left side is what it looked like before I added Pumice Stone Distress ink which is on the right side.
Then I used this splatter tool (from Tim Holtz) with the seedless preserves distress marker.
Here is a close up. The juicier the marker the better this works. :)
I put some black embossing powder around the bottom corners to give it that inky dirty feel and it matches the sentiment. Those are copper micro beads that came in a set from Recollections. There were 6 in the box and the box was on sale! Woot! Woot! I added them while the powder was still hot-but that is not an easy task. This was not a super thick embossed area and those little beads go everywhere fast!
At the top I had colored on some gelatos-I got the steampunk set and they are fabulous! In that set is a Black Cherry(dark purple). So I put that and cinnamon and iced chai (like a gold) at the top and sprayed water. The drips are from the black cherry gelato and happened to matched the little splatters.
The gears are cut from my silhouette machine. And then I colored them with the iced chai, black cherry, squid ink, cinnamon, and iced coffee. Iced coffee is the dirty metal looking color and I think my new favorite gelato. It really makes them look like metal gears. I like the cinnamon which is the rusty color and the iced chai and black cherry help add color to the gears. I cut this gears out of grey cardstock and colored over it with the gelato and my finger. I added copper brads to the centers of the gears to give them a finished look. Lastly, I added some more micro beads in the gears.
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