I wanted to enter the Paper Craft Crew Challenge but it's taken me a while to come up with an idea that I liked. The sketch was, as usual, both challenging and interesting.
Everything in this card is Stampin' Up, except for the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprocket dies that I used to cut the cogs out of corrugated cardboard. Then I used a mixture of gold, cajun craze, gold embossing powder and clear embossing powder and lot of blending, heating, smearing and layering to get a faux metal effect. I learned of this idea from a Stampin' Up video clip by Allison Okamitsu.
Not so clear in the photos is the gentle ink distressing in Perfect Plum around the edges of the Beautifully Baroque panel and the gold ink lightly daubed over the Wild Wasabi leaves.
The big cog is raised from the panel by dimensionals and that, along with the eventual height of the flower, will send me back to my room to create a package style envelope for this wedding card!
Card: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, vellum
Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri
Inks: Perfect Plum, gold, versamark, Cajun Craze
Other: Spellbinder Sprightly Sprocket dies, Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty punch, Leaf sizzlit, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, sponges, embossing powder (gold and clear), dimensionals, Perfect Plum ribbon, Perfect Plum brad, pearls