Hi and welcome to my blog :) I have a card which I created during my time on the Sheena Douglass Design Team to share with you today. It was one of my samples for the Time Traveller PP Collection launch.
I have used stamps from Steampunk Woman, Make Time, Geared Up and the co-ordinating dies; Distress Inks, SN Aquablend pens, Aquatints, Pebeo Dyna paints, gold embossing powder; Pebeo black texture paste.
I started by die cutting all the elements from black card. I wanted to make them appear rusted and aged so I covered them all with the texture paste and left them to dry. I then painted them with gold Dyna paint and a verdigris paint made from mixing white and teal Aquatints.
I then took a piece of white card and blended DI's all over it. I stamped the large clock face randomly then blended brown ink around the edges. I stamped a pattern in each corner and embossed in gold.
Next I stamped the Steampunk woman onto white card and coloured her with Aquablend markers, then cut her out. I also stamped the large clock face onto white card and embossed it in gold. I then coloured the image with the pens and cut it out. I had already die cut the clock hands in black card but I wanted to show the detail so I stamped them onto acetate and embossed in gold. I then cut them out and attached them onto the die cuts. I stuck the two clock face die cuts together to make one thick piece, then attached it to the stamped clock face. I added some verdigris paint to the hands and attached them to the clock.
I matted the background panel onto black card and layered it onto a white base card. I attached the cogs, clock and woman with dimensional glue. I then stamped a sentiment onto white card and embossed in gold, blended ink around the edges, then matted it onto black card. I attached this to the card in the same way.
I really enjoyed creating this card, and using all the techniques, stamps and dies. The Steampunk woman is a very striking image of a bold and independent woman, a pioneer even! I am very pleased that I have managed to capture this and couple it with the vintage, aged Steampunk design of this card. I think this design will suit men and women of all ages, and various occasions, a really good 'worker' card!
Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and I hope to see you again soon! :)