Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sir Steampunk


Firstly I extend a welcome to two new followers - Karen Letchworth  and Liv Frische, who unfortunately appears not to have a blog.  

This was made with a steampunk fan in mind!   
I bought the stamps while in Australia - they are by an Aussie firm, Darkroom Door.  
Their stamps are top quality, with wonderful detail and they stamp well.

I started by stamping the images in Memento Graphite Black ink, using the Misti and masking the images as I went to get the dimension, and although I had to stamp multiple times, the detail was retained .

The cogs were sitting on my desk, so I coated them with Copper Inka Gold paint and added them to the corner

I then embossed the word TIME (from the same stamp set) in various spots around the card.  
The final detail was to doodle the wobbly lines around the edge.

To finish I stamped the (?) Steam engine that came in the set on the left inside of the card.

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  1. I love Steampunk for a mans card. Thanks for entering in the Emerald City Crafts Challenge xx

  2. A brilliant card - great masculine card ! Happy Sunday Maxine!

  3. Fabulous steampunk card Maxine.Tilda with Umbrella - Daisy.. [aNNie]

  4. Fabulous card. I love Steampunk, but rarely stamp that.

  5. Fun vintage card and so masculine! Enjoy the sunday!

  6. Great masculine card and love the shine of the copper...great card x

  7. Great vintage images and perfect for a masculine card, Maxine.

  8. Those copper gears add wonderful interest and texture to your steampunk card, Maxine! And those stamp images are wonderfully detailed!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Hi Maxine, a great masculine card, love the steam punk images from Darkroom Door, with the cogs, I agree that it is a steam engine of some sort on the inside of the card. (I bought a set of DRD stamps shall we say mixed scrap (? thinking something may have gone wrong with the other stamps in the set) stamps and got a little over 2 full stamp sets for $25 Aussie dollars, love the variety they included and they stamp beautifully. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  10. Very intriquing! Such a wonderful masculine themed card - not to commfortable working with steam punk but this card is such a genuine beauty! Very classic look!

  11. Great masculine card and I love the stamps and gears.
    Hugs, Fran

  12. Oh so manly
    I love always to have manly card
    and you lucky to have this Dark Room stamp cause its a great stamp I ever read
    lovely element for manly card Maxine
    wonderfully made

  13. Lovely card for a male. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

    Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  15. Fabulous. It's great to see you here at Polkadoodles I hope to see you again soon x

  16. What a great card. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge, hugs, Carol DT


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