I seem to be blogging a lot of cards with a steampunk look/theme, and this was probably one of the ones that I have enjoyed making the most.
Be warned, this is a photo heavy post, but I will refrain from a long dialogue.
The concept for this card came earlier in the year when I purchased a 3/4 Designs card kit of papers and ephemera called Gizmo Escapades . The papers are fabulous quality, and I have since purchased other packs for future use...
I trimmed a sheet of printed paper, distressed the edges, then sponged Versamark ink through a diecut piece of acetate, acting as a 'stencil', then clear embossed it. The next step was to sponge the sheet with Vintage Photo DI - it turned out exactly how I had envisaged it.
I had spent some time cutting out all the printed sheets of elements in the kit, so all I had to do was to select the ones I wanted to use - I then added glossy accents to parts of them, and left them to dry.
The ribbon was some my grand daughter brought home from a birthday party, and it toned perfectly with the card, and I managed to get a tiny and tidy bow made - it doesn't happen every time ;)
The bow was glue dotted onto the largest element, and then I stamped the sentiment, die cut it and distressed it to match the card, then attached it to the bow with some string
I couldn't resist this bee - they are not my favourites, but this one...
The inside was finished with another home made stencil, and I used not only the same DI, but a couple of times I touched the brush onto some blue ink to reflect the colours in the ephemera.
I have heard the the recipient loved it!
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