Time for something a little steampunk! This is a PaperArtsy stamp I had in my stash and I thought it would work well with the distress inked background. I started with a Broken China Distress Stain, then worked over the top of a Cog Mask with Weathered wood applied from an ink pad with cut n dry foam. A little dash here and there of antique linen distress stain gave it just the contrast I wanted. The stamped design was then stamped using Archival Black ink. The Greeting is from a Woodware Saluations Set. I decided it needed something bold to embellish it. So I cut a Memory Box Madiera Corner out of white cardstock and coloured it with the weathered wood. I then used some of my favourite old dictionary and stuck it down onto white cardstock then went over it with the antique linen stain, and once dried I cut out the flower using a Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Two die. It's the first I've used this die, borrowed from my good friend Sarah, and I have to admit I was a little confused on how to roll up the flower... but a bit of time out after googling the die -You Tube came up with a tutorial or two to set me on my way! I created the flower - then added some Weathered Wood blue ink with my cut n dry foam to add some detail. Finally after mounting my main image onto black, I assembled my card onto an 8x8" card blank.
Flowers on a man's card.. yes I know - not traditional... but it is a steampunky flower... so does that make it better?