Friday, 4 May 2012

Wings of Time

Wings of Time

I'd like to enter this card into the Artful Times Time theme, Wow Embossing Powder Manly cards and the Craft Room Emboss it challenges.

I began with the winged clock stamp inked onto cream cardstock with Perfect Medium and then sprinkled with embossing enamel in aged gold. 
I used a script stamp and vintage walnut distress inked onto the smooth side of the  embossing folder and embossed a piece of cream cardstock. 
I used the script stamp and vintage walnut again on a smaller piece of cardstock. 
Using four colours of distress ink I inked the embossed and the stamped pieces.  I scrunched up the stamped piece mid inking.  I splattered both pieces with fine droplets of water. 
The text is a free old typewriter script from the internet and I distressed that piece in the same way.  To get the rough clear embossed finish on it I inked it well with Perfect Medium and then sprinkled on a few grains of salt before adding clear embossing powder and heating.  after heating I brushed off the salt grains. 
For the background I used a mix of 3 parts glycerine to 1 part water in a mini mister and lightly sprayed black cardstock, I find this mix helps the thicker 'frantage' embossing enamel to stick in a random finish and I was also able to heat it from above without it blowing about.  Warning, do not get the paper wet with the glycerine mix or it goes too oily and the enamel will not stick.
I finished off with a chain, spinner and fastener.
Cream or manila cardstock
Stampendous Winged Clock stamp
Stampendous Script stamp
Stampendous new 'frantage' embossing enamel - aged gold
Creative expressions 'time' embossing folder
Ranger distress ink - walnut stain, aged mahogany, mustard seed and brushed courdroy, vintage walnut
Ranger perfect medium
Wow embossing powder clear
salt (cooking)
mini mister
Tim Holtz Ideaology spinner and hitch fastener.
Jump rings to make chain


  1. WOW what an absolutely gorgeous card. I love all the elements and different techniques you've used on there - lovely.

    Thanks for taking 'time out' to play along with Artful Times this week.

    Sam xxx

  2. Just stunning!!!!!! thanks for joining us again at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  3. Awesome card :) such deatail! Thank you for joining us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  4. This is a fabulous vintagy all the different embossing techniques you've used and the distressing, haven't tried the trick with glycerine but it looks amazing...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Embossing challenge..Esther xx

  5. Gorgeous card loving everything about it the embossing, the textures, images and colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Love the layered look you have achieved with this card. Lots of lovely texture in there and so much for the eye to delight in as it meanders across the paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Love all the texture and layers in this piece!

  8. Wow, this is stunning, I love the different effects and textures you've achieved with your techniques - the glycerine is definitely on my "to try" list! Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  9. This is such a fab card that alot of thought has gone into. Thanks for playing along at WOW! and goodl luck xxx

  10. Great use of materials and layers - a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at WOW! for our manly projects challenge.


  11. Oh my life thats totally fabulous! Cx

  12. hat´s such a stunning project! Wonderfull! Thank you for join in our challenge at WOW! Embossing Powders Blog! xx Bianca

  13. An overall stunning project..all the elements work perfectly together. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  14. A wonderful card, great embossing and I love how you've use all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. A wonderful card with great embossing! Good luck in the WOW! Embossing Powders Challenge.