Saturday, 31 January 2015

A Vintage Rose

As I've said before I love Vintage and Steampunk themes, and these stamps were perfect for a Steampunk/Vintage Valentines card!  The stamps used are from the Punky Hearts set by Chocolate Baroque, with one small image from the Fluttering Hearts set.  The inks used are Distress Inks; Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Brushed Corduroy, and Vintage Photo.  I also used Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  I started by creating the background for the main focal panel using plain white smooth card.  I blended the two yellow inks and Brushed Corduroy all over the panel.  I sprinkled the panel with water and faux bleached it.  I used a 'free gift' text stamp to stamp randomly over the panel using second generation ink.  Next I took a heart cluster image and stamped it randomly over the panel using Vintage Photo DI, second generation stamping.  I blended the ink around the edges giving an overall shabby distressed effect.  I added gold gilding wax along the very edges of the panel with my finger, then matted it onto dark red card.  I took a piece of brown coredinations card and embossed it with cogs using a machine, then I sanded it back revealing a red core on the raised cogs.  Then I added gold gilding wax to highlight the cogs, and around the edges of the panel, and matted it onto dark red card.  I used the script stamp to create a border around the edges of the base card in second generation ink then blended the ink along the very edges of the card.  I layered the two panels onto the card.  I stamped a couple of small heart buttons and rose images onto white card in sepia ink and heat embossed them in clear powder.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer sprays to paint the images and cut them out.  I die cut several cogs of various sizes out of Kraft card, and coloured them with gilding waxes.  I also die cut a Steampunk butterfly and a padlock and key out of the card,  painted the butterfly with the shimmer mists, and used gilding wax on the lock and key.  I rubbed a little gilding wax over the butterfly and added string to the key.  I shaped all the embellishments and attached them to the card with dimensional glue.  I really enjoyed making this card, using some of my favourite techniques and some lovely stamps!  This will be my first entry to the latest Chocolate Baroque challenge   


  1. Hi Penny, this is a super card, full of detail and a great use of the colours. Love the texture, and you have clearly enjoyed creating it. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  2. Fabulous card again Penny. Really love the cogs texture down the left hand side on the backing pieces. Really effective. Great photos showing all of the detail. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Hugs, Flo x