Sunday, July 20, 2014

Curiouser and Curiouser

Things continue to be hectic in my life as I've been away from home for two or three days per week. I'm still playing "catch up" with my projects, putting images that were previously colored onto cards and what not.

Here's a card featuring The Hatter, which is a SCACD digi.


The Hatter was resized in PhotoElements and printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. He was colored with Copic and ShinHanArt Touch Twin Brush  markers. His goggles, the clock on his hat, and the pocketwatch were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to make 'em dimensional and shiny.

Teal cardstock was die-cut with a Die-namics frame die. Clock hands from a Spellbinders die set were used to die-cut ultramarine cardstock. Memory Box's  Mini Gears die set was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock, which were added to the top corners.  A Gold Krylon pen was used to change the color of very old, but very useful, hanger brads, then the brads were stabbed through the cardstock in the lower corners. At that point, I discovered that I did NOT have small gold jump rings, though I had huge ones and small ones in silver, black, pewter, and hot pink. I also did not have a gold chain. Therefore, I put this part aside and worked on the rest of the card. 

Two pieces of teal floral 6x6 cardstock from the French Country Graphic 45 6x6 pad were adhered together. The Gearworks Border* die by Memory Box was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock and more mini gears from Memory Box's  Mini Gears die set were die-cut. The gears were adhered to a strip of teal cardstock and layered atop the floral cardstock. *The Gearworks Border die is no longer available, but the Antique Gear set or the Deluxe Gear set would work equally well. I have not yet acquired those yet, but I will. *grin* 

The Timepiece die set by Die-Namics was used to die-cut both metallic gold and ultramarine cardstock. The die-cuts were added to the center of the card front. 

First thing today (after coffee), I ran to Michael's and picked up gold jump rings and a gold chain. Then I hurried home and finished the card with the chain and three charms from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Awesome image and love those charms. Thank you for joining our 100th party challenge at Artistic Inspirations, good luck

  2. Fabulous image and great colouring love the chain of charms.Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  3. Great image! Love your colouring. Great card Kathi.

  4. Waaay cool, Kathi! I love this Steampunk card! Fab image & coloring, love the design and cool die cuts, and the charms are the perfect finishing touches! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck xx

  6. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x