Sunday, 19 January 2014

Centre Step 'Grunge'

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to my little bit of blogging space.
A very warm welcome to my new followers too!!  So pleased to have you join me ladies and I hope you can get a little inspiration here.
OK, down to business.  I have a lot of masculine cards to make and I thought I'd better get started on them so I've come up with a fairly 'grungy' centre step card. 
The look I was going for was reminiscent of the rusted old worn out Garage they would show in the old movies.  You know, the dirty, grotty, untidy, messed up places out in the middle of nowhere, with all the old wrecks and junk sitting around the yard but where the mechanic is an absolute genius for fixing cars.   I think I kinda got the look I was going for.
 The papers used are from Kaisercraft's 'Garage Days' along with a few strips from their 'Base Coat' range as well.
The border strip is part of a note pad cutting file from Silhouette.  Grunged it up a bit with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Versa Color silver.  The small label images were fussy cut from one of the Garage Days 6 x 6 papers.
 The cogs are also a cutting file from Silhouette and I coloured them the same as the border strip but with a little Versa Color Lapislazuli and some Kaisercraft Red Gum added in.
 The large 'Gas' label was mounted on some paper board to give it some height.
 For the inside I simply cut a border strip with Martha Stewart's 'Optic Dot" Border Punch and fussy cut a few more images from the paper.
 A few closies showing the layers ...

 ... lots and lots of layers.

I really like step cards.  I've made a couple lately but I think I might be making a whole lot more, they are very versatile and something just a little different from the norm.
I hope you like my Grungy Centre Step Card and are, perhaps, a little inspired to make your own.

Thank you so much for visiting, I'm really pleased you came.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Love this card Marg. Wonderful COGS!! Karen.x

  2. Like it? Love it! You have managed to capture the look you were going for to perfection! This is so clever! I find male cards the most difficult to do (I hardly ever do them to be honest), you are so clever the way you have put this together!!! Great layering and putting all the different elements together!

  3. Love your beautiful creation with such cool layers!!!! And thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO!: )

  4. that I can see close ups, this looks even more brilliant than what I seen on FB!! I can't get over how real the cogs & border strip look! Amazing masculine card, Margaret. Always love your work!

  5. Wow beautiful card Matgy... Love the step by step... A really awesome card xx

  6. I really love this card! It came out just as you wanted and really does look awesome!

  7. Wow Marg it certainly looks old and rusty, those cogs look amazing.. fabulous layers too.. well done . love this blokey card!!

  8. Just love all the grungy layers to your project and all the wonderful elements you have added. The cogs look amazing and the vintage colours are fabulous. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Such a cool card! I love love this look! It's my favourite grungy look ever!!!


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