Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Steampunk Roses

While moving some boxes of stamps about the other day I came across the one marked steampunk. So I decided before putting it away again to have a little play, this is the card that I ended up making. The roses and the cogs are from Chocolate Baroque off of the set called Steampunk Butterfly, and the distressed corners are from a set by Sheena Douglas call Ageing Beautifully. I started with an A6 piece of card and covered it with distress inks, after this had dried off I over stamped with the cogs and corner embossing with gold embossing powder. I then stamped the roses and also embossed with the gold embossing powder before colouring with distress markers. I then cut them out and shaped them to give a bit of dimension before sticking them on with glue gel. I then coloured a larger piece of card using the same colours and over stamped lightly using a matching colour with the cogs (they are so faint you can hardly see them). last of all I popped it all onto a brown A5 card base and used an All occasions Die for the Happy Birthday.

The challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month is Flower Power so I'm going to enter this card.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Michelle J M said...

Stunning! Love your gold embossing, it really makes the roses "pop". The background is gorgeous. I like the look of steam punk cards but I have no idea what it means and would not even attempt one! Michelle x

Carol said...

Great card Sue. I love steampunk and wish I had more time to indulge.
Are you going to Newbury?
Hugs Carol

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful steampunk roses Sue, the embossing works very well with them . Have a great day, Shirleyxx

rachel said...

this is brilliant Sue - those flowers will so go with next month year of stamping stamp with the cogs - fabulous!!! I love the colours too - beautiful! big crafty hugs Rachel x

Aquarius said...

love these roses but you've made me feel guilty for not having used this set of stamps which were 'must-haves' - at least not for absolutely ages. Maybe I should look through my boxes of stamps more often too!!

Jacee said...

This is gorgeous Sue, wonderful design!
hugs Jacee
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Gerrina said...

Agreat combination of stamps! And beautiful colours and embossing! Great that you used those rose stamps before putting the box away; Think this is a stunning card! Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

SARN said...

Super work Sue xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Our time zones sure are different and in the way things are published. I came here about 5 hrs ago and you had no new ones published now I see two. I just adore this Sue, it's super beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Lynne K said...

A very striking design! The embossing is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x