The metallic panel is made by embossing mirror card with a cogs folder, then rubbing black acrylic paint into all the recesses using fingers, and finally buffing some of the paint off with a piece of kitchen roll. It gives an oily effect on the gears as well as being great fun :-) Distress inks are sponged around the topper and patterned paper and all the pieces are matted onto black card. The background patterned paper is also matted onto gold to match the gears panel. One of the pocket watches is cut from the paper pad and covered with glossy accents, then fixed on the card with some foam tape to raise it a little.
A pocket watch and key charm are attached to the card via jumprings and a length of chain threaded through an inset eyelet. I attach a large jump ring to the back of the chain after threading it through, to act as a stop for the charms at the required length.
Chronology 8x8" paper pad & diecut toppers
Cogs and gears embossing folder
cardstock: gold mirri, black 160gsm, white 300gsm
adhesives: foam tape, glossy accents, PVA
eyelet, jumprings, chain, charms