Monday, 24 October 2011

Vintage Inventor meets Sketch Saturday

Morning Bloggers.

Today I have a card featuring Sam Poole's Vintage Inventor stamp set again. I'm always looking for something new to do with this stamp set and this time I decided to make a card with it using the Sketch Saturday challenge this week.

Here's the sketch -

And here's the card -

I used a Craftwork Cards 8" x 8" card blank. I cut a piece of card 18.5cm square and used masking tape, Pumice Distress Ink and clear embossing powder to create a faux leather technique.

I cut a piece of cream card 18.5cm square and inked it with Antique Linen, Pumice and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I added some water splats and stamped some cogs and springs in Walnut Stain, Pumice and Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I inked up some strips of card with Brushed Corduroy, added some water splats, some lemon juice splats and stamped the rail tracks in Pumice.

I then inked up a piece of American Seam Binding with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped 'Thingamajig' in Black Archival ink.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Scattered Words stamp onto a piece of cream card and cut out an oval nestie. I inked around the edge while still in the die using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I also made a faux nestie with contrasting card.

I stamped the Vintage Inventor onto some Grungepaper with Black Archival ink and coloured with Pumice using Cut & Dry foam. I also stamped the spring and the bolt (from Vintage Illusion stamp set) in Coffee Archival and again coloured with Pumice.

The cog was cut using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Gadget Gears. I just used a piece of packing card. I painted it with Eco Green Black Acrylic Paint and then dabbed on a little of the Eco Green Aged Gold Acrylic Paint. I added a black button and an Antique Gold Faux Screw Brad (I cut the fasteners off with some nail cutters).

The sentiment (from Vintage Illusion) was stamped onto some card inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The edges were distressed and then inked with Pumice.

The card was then assembled as per the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love this Julia! I love the masking tape background really goes well with it! Sam xxx

  2. Gorgeous job and so creative! Love that cracked background! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  3. WOW! so much work gone into this fab creation, love the faux leather technique!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
    Jo xx


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