Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Mechanical Bird

Materials Used

The Jimbo Machine Mask
Distress Inks : Antique Linen – Crushed Olive – Tea Dye, Weathered Wood, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain
Serif Craft Artist
Cricut Cage Embellishment
Glossy Accents

How To...
First emboss an 8 x 8 white card with the SplodgeAway Mask
Put the Inks onto the SplodgeAway mat in a line. Start with the Mustard Seed ink, bring it across to the card and blend it onto the cogs sparingly. Next blend in the Tea Dye and Crushed Olive, let them blend a little on the SplodgeAway mat. Finally, darken the edges with the Antique Linen.
Highlight the cogs and swirls with glossy accents to give a raised look.
For the Square Topper - Blend with the Antique Linen and Weathered Wood and finish off sparingly with Walnut Stain just on the side edge of the card.
The Bird topper was made using the Serif Craft Artist 'Steampunk Range' – print the bird onto a backing paper made with the Steam punch scrapbook images. Print the bird another three times on its own and cut out a full image, a wing and a head. Use these images to decoupage the bird. Randomly rip the paper into a shape you like and attach to the Square topper.
Make a tag using thick card and Stencil the edges through on of the cogs off the Splodge-A- Mask.
Use a Sentiment of your choice.
The Bird cage was made on the Cricut Cutting machine but you could also use a stamp and cut it out.
Hints & Tips
When you want to blend your ink into the middle of the card or right across it, warm up your ink onto the SplodgeAway mat so that the ink is more open and will spread more easily.
Hope you Enjoy
Sam x


  1. Fantastic Card Sam, I love the mask around the edge of the card x