Friday, 15 March 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Geared Up Garage

Hi and welcome to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team blog hop. Today we are showcasing the products in the Classic Garage suite  from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, particularly the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.

I love love love this suite with it's grungy images and bold colours but my favourite product in this suite are the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, particularly these gear dies. 
For this particular project I experimented a little with embossing powder and foil sheets to create these steampunk style gears. 

To achieve this look I first swiped some Versamark over a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, then I scattered a little Copper Stampin Emboss powder over the Versamark, lightly in some areas and a little heavier in others. After heat setting the copper powder with a Heat Tool, I swiped a little more Versamark over the piece of foil sheet and then scattered some Black Stampin Emboss in the same random manner as the copper. After setting the black powder I repeated the same steps for a third time with Silver Emboss Powder, however this time when heating the embossing powder I heated it for a bit longer until the three different coloured embossing powders began to melt and merge into each other. Because the foil sheet is a smooth none porous surface the melted powders will slowly flow over the surface while being heated. Once I was happy with the look I allowed the embossing to cool and then cut the gears out with the thinlit. 

After creating this first card I decided to create a second one but switched around the colours and orientation and included a fussy cut car from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper instead of a motor bike.

That's all for me today. Next up in the hop is my talented friend, Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand, I know you are going to love what she is sharing today.

Thanks for hopping along with us today

Happy crafting
- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Card: Real Red, Basic Black, Crushed Currey, Silver Foil Sheet, Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Garage Gears Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits,
Whiite Stampin Emboss Powder, Copper Stampin Emboss Powder, Black Stampin Emboss Powder, Silver Stampin Emboss Powder


  1. What a cool idea, Tanya!
    The card with mix-media-look is fabulous!

  2. Cool cards, dear Tanya! Love the embossed gear pieces!

  3. Super cool! Love all the layers xo

  4. Love the steampunk style to the gears. Such a cool look to the gears! Fabulous layers, awesome colours! Rochelle xo

  5. Super fun use of the papers! Love the colours you highlighted and the effect on those gears!

  6. Love those steampunk gears! Great cards.


  7. Very nice idea and use of embossing powders! It's itching to try my own version of your creation! Thank you for that !

  8. Love your card Tanya, the pop of colour and the embossing on the gears looks fabulous x