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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sunday Stampers week 225 - Thursday 4th October

Good Morning blog friends!

Thank you for visiting and commenting, it really does mean a lot to me. Today's card is my contribution to this week's Sunday Stampers. This week Hels has challenged all of us taking part to create something that makes us happy.

Well, I've been thinking about this in crafting terms - certainly a new stamp and die would make most crafters happy, don't you think? And getting inky whilst creating a Steampunk project makes me happy because it's something I like a lot, but don't really get the chance to make when I'm working on commissions or other cards to sell (luckily I have a few friends that I can happily send Steampunk birthday cards to!)

So my little bit of crafty happiness this week is a Steampunk Christmas card made using a new stamp and a new die!

 The  mechanical robin stamp is part of the Steampunk Christmas by Sam Poole. I stamped it with Perfect Medium and then heat embossed it in gold. I coloured the hat red with a promarker and decided to colour his breast as well. The rest of the robin is coloured with a gold promarker. I stamped the image twice, cut it out and layered the hat and wings.

When I was at Ally Pally, I bought the Sprightly Sprockets Spellbinders die set and used these die cuts as Steampunk baubles on the card, all of them inked in gold. I also used some fern leaves from the Fall Foliage dies. These were inked with gold and also pine needles distress ink. I finished off with some Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold PVA dotted around the sprockets and dark red ribbon.

I mounted all the pieces on Kraft card, which I had inked in gold and dusted the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

Thanks for stopping by,
Carole Z X


  1. Good Morning Carol, I have not done any Steampunk yet.......!! I love this card. It is not too grungy, a great Christmas card for a man.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  2. I'm not a devotee of steam punk but this is one I really do like. I love his jaunty red hat! Very cheerful.Love from Christine x

  3. Hi Carole, I love Sam's steampunk stamps and those cogs are always so useful. I love your card, it looks particularly good on the Kraft card with just hints of colour and your bows are always fabulous. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Carole! Love the way you have created the baubles, very clever.x

  5. Hi Carole,
    wonderful card. Really fab idea and design. Love the Sam Poole stamp of the bird.
    I used to watch my Mum when ever anyone bought her presents for Birthdays or Christmas, her face would only light up if it was anything to do with fairies. Now I think about myself and that's what I am like if I am bought anything to do with crafting.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Carole, not really into steam punk myself but I really do like this card. A very clever use of the stamps and dies and love the robin. Hope your having a lovely Thursday, love Christine H xx

  7. Hi Carole, never been into steam punk, but this card appeals to me, differing shades of one colour with a hint of green and red. Will have to look into this more.
    Lovely card anyway.

    Wilma x x

  8. Hi Carol,
    I too love to have a messy play with Steampunk cards now and again, you can really get your teeth into these style cards can't you. I just love letting go and creating something a little 'out there', so to speak.
    Your card is lovely and I love the Christmas Steampunk robin, a fabulous way to use this stamp.
    Hope all is well with you. Hugs Linda x

  9. love it, I needs that birdy and he goes perfectly with the Sprockets.. .fab make hun! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

  10. I love it Carole - that little robin is so dapper in his red tophat! I love these steampunk images - I think they are great and they let the imagination run riot. As for the baubles - what a brilliant idea to use the sprockets especially with the Kraft card (my favourite).

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    Thanks for letting me know that the previous card is in black - my laptop makes it look a very dark purply blue - which in itself is super but I like the idea better in black.