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