Saturday, January 5, 2013

doctrine of signatures: noun

a theory in old natural philosophy: the outward appearance of a body signals its special properties (as of magic or healing virtue) and there is a relationship between the outward qualities of a medicinal object and the diseases against which it is effective
example:" Lungwart -The broad, elongated white-spotted leaves of this plant were thought to resemble the lung and used to treat pulmonary ailments."
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This is truly a handmade card, no one said to make it difficult, it just happen to elvove that way. First I was making this wall hanging for the 2013 Tim Holts tags and I needed some gears so I downloaded some clip art and cut them out, then I needed to add the color blue for the Helmar challenge so I decided to dry emboss with my gelato.
Here is yesterdays project with the blue embossed gears:
Now that meant the gelato would come off onto my rubber embossing mat so I laid a piece of white paper between the 2 layers. I actually loved what happened, the clip art gears acted as a mask and created the gear shapes in white with a blue embossed background which I used as my background for the card.
On the base card I stuck down my silver metal tape ( the kind you get from a harware store, I believe it's called Flashing Tape, careful, you can cut yourself on it ), then added 3 mini screw brads ( top and bottom ) and used my dry embossing tool to doodling around the edges of the metal tape.
 
Faber Castell - metallic gelato ( blue and silver ), Pitt Pen
Flashing Tape - misc.
Eyelet Outlet - gear brad
Karen Foster - mini screw brads
 

14 comments:

scrappyjen said...

I really like those cards. I could see them working as a scrapbook layout too. Now I have some great photos of Gary Barlow to scrap... Have I told you that? (I promise I will stop!). Jenx

Tracey Fletcher King said...

that is awesome... love the sort of industrial look the flashing stuff gives it... and I love that tag in the post prior... you are on fire at the moment...xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I love gears and I love your card! Hugs, Anne x

Lori said...

Absolutely love the gears!! I have been known to purchase any type of gears that I run across. I even ordered some watch parts once. The tiniest little gears. So fun for all kinds of projects.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The embossing with the gelato is such a great look! I love the metal accents!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love all gears and these are awesome. I like how you have two very different looks using the same pieces. Way to go.

I have had a heck of a time with Blogger for days and days. I've come to wish you a happy belated new year now that I can finally get on. Blogger wouldn't let me log in for days.

I'm off to see what I have missed.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok i totally love this! love the sentiments - just perfect sandee!!

Annie said...

Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland Sandee x fabulous make. Like Anne I love gears too.

TFS

Annie x

Terrie Purkey said...

Fun stuff! Inventive cards and I like the tag from earlier... Just to let you know, I'm still reading tho don't comment every day -

Createology said...

Hi Sandee...thank you for visiting and commenting. You are welcome for the gifties and I look forward to seeing your project utilizing the stick pin. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Katie said...

I love this!

Also, I'm so glad you know what the tape is called. I had in my classroom when I took over from the previous teacher and my kids would take it and put it on their books all the time. I always called it the "silver tapey stuff" (very scientific, I know!) But now I know what its really called, so thank you!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Don't hold me to it, but I am considering trying out Tim's January tag. I may have to schedule it for March though, judging by my life.... oh, wait, maybe June. Anyway, glad to hear you are thinking of doing them. I love to see people's different takes on them. I love your geared up wall hanging. I had to laugh when you said it didn't start out complicated, it just turned out that way. Ooh! That happens more often that I would like to admit.

StampinCarol said...

WOW! This is really cool!

Cheryl said...

Super cool card! Love love love the metal tape :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!