Thursday, May 9, 2013

Steampunk Gentlemen ... with flower!

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?


1 comment:

Lisa Hendrick said...

Hadn't thought of colouring die cuts before..... Looks fab!