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9/19/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello again! I hope you’re having a great day! I’ve popped back in to share another sample I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda last week. I used the Gears 2 clear stamp set along with the Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets to create this awesome steampunk card. I have to say that this herringbone background is a super fun technique and I’ll definitely be doing this again! It’s time-consuming but SO worth it!

Once the herringbone background was complete and layered on textured brown cardstock, I adhered it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, trimmed it and layered it on the brown textured cardstock.

I die cut a bunch of gears, covered them with Versamark and then with various colors of ‘metal’ embossing powders, then arranged them in layers on the card front, gluing them down as I went. I then tucked the sentiment in underneath and adhered it.

I created a smaller thinner herringbone panel which I layered on the textured brown cardstock and used to embellish the inside panel. I stamped the sentiment and layered that panel on the textured brown cardstock as well.

And one more peek… totally loving this card! And I’m not even a steampunk fan! The herringbone background really sets off the embossed gears, don’t you think?!

Here’s a screenshot I grabbed while Alex was holding this card up for the viewers to see which I thought I’d share! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio assorted patterned papers
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Gears 2 clear stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Ranger ground espresso archival ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior; Ranger Black, Liquid Platinum and super fine detail Gold embossing powders; Milwaukee heat tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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