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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Study in Silver - 3rd July Sunday Stampers wk 212

Hello Bloggers1

Today's project is my contribution to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Challenge and this week's theme is titled Silver Dream Machine and calls for silver creations - so silver it is! A grungy piece of Steampunk....

First of all, apologies for the photo...I just could not get it in focus because there was so much metal and reflection going on, so I hope you can actually see it!

I started with black card and inked all around with Perfect Medium clear to create a frame and then I heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I stamped the dress form in Perfect Medium too on white card and again embossed with silver. The stamps are all from Sam Poole's Steampunk Dreams stamp set by Creative Expressions...I do really love this stamp set! I added a few metal watch parts to the form and then die cut the wings and butterfly (wings) from  Spellbinders Wings of Hope using silver craft foil. A butterfly was then cut from Spellbinders Flight of Fancy. I did actually emboss this with a That Special Touch of... Cog Mask but it doesn't show in the photo unfortunately.

To finish I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

This is my contribution to Sunday Stampers Week 212 Silver Dream Machine


  1. Fabulous card Carole I love all the silver elements.

    Sarah x

  2. Lovely project! Love all the stamping! X

  3. Hi Carole,
    Wow this is fantastic. I adore steampunk and this is inspiring. The only trouble is I was also going to use my mannequin on a card for tomorrow so I will think again for now as this delightful card deserves the limelight completely. Your photography is fab, you can see every detail required so please don't worry, its perfect.
    It is still raining here in S. Wales and it is totally miserable. I am getting so stiff again, anyone would think it was winter again.
    Have a good evening. Hugs Linda xx

    1. You go ahead and use it Linda! It's still raining here in South Gloucestershire're right, it has got beyond miserable now! Take care, Carole xx

  4. Hi Carole, I love the silver embossing on your card and the fabulous wings and butterfly! Lovely to see a roll in the corner too. I love the shinyness (?) of the silver against the black background too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole - I lurve steampunk and these stamps are superb. Your design and the use of the metal is really effective. I'm not a fan of butterflies (yup shoot me, I know!) but I love the use of the wings on the mannequin.

    I am inspired to make a card using these stamps myself now. LOL

    Hugs Sue P xxx

  6. That is so nice. I love the embossing. You are so clever. I struggle with embossing. My mam is super clever and can triple emboss things and make chip board look like jewels! I bet you can do that too. Not raining here in Durham. Miserable and muggy though. Feels like a storm is brewing. Thanks for sharing, jenx

  7. Stunning card Carole, the embossing bits look fab, I do forget about embossing (having just "found it again" on Sunday - more of that tomz lol) And I love the curled up edge... tis LUSH.... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. This is stunning, love this creation so much. I like the colour combination. I love the silver embossing on your card. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to see more.

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  9. This is great - love all the detail and all the silvery foil. Lovely!!

  10. FABULOUS Carole ,wow I love that image and in 3d its spectacular. Your silver embossing is super, what more can I say ,but ..... you have nailed it with this one Carole. well done Hugs Elaine