Wednesday, 3 February 2021


 I'm honoured to be the Guestdesigner for the Male Room Challenge this month, the theme is: Steampunk.

For my card I started with diecutting the gears, first from metallic card, but it was too shiny, I tried to apply the Viva decor Rusty patina, but it didn't stick as the metallic card was too slick. So I switched to brown and black card, the brown helps with the rusty feel and the black complements it. I applied the Rusty patina with  my finger and wiped it across the gears randomly.

For the background I masked off a strip on the cardbase and applied Distress ink: Black soot, Chipped sapphire, Faded jeans and Speckled egg.

Then I stamped the sentiment, it's from Clearly Besotted's Robot Plushies, I've used Versafine ink.

The robot gentleman is  from Katzelkraft Les Robots 1. Stamped it with Gina K amalgam ink and coloured it with Copic markers. Cut it out.

Mounted the robot with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. The gears I adhered to the cardbase alternating  between liquid glue or foamtape.

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.


  1. Brilliant card Maaike. Love the inky panel and all those cogs. And you even managed to find a cute robot image too! Thanks for guesting at The Male Room.

  2. What a prize card Maaike, Love your robot, cogs and sentiment, great colours too. Thank you so much for being our GDT this month, good to have you.
    Faith DT