Saturday, January 28, 2017

A Steampunk Card for a Friend

I think that I had this ambition to get as much as I could on an 8" x 8" card and with the help of gorgeous  gslcuts embellishments I was able to succeed.
I used an 8" x 8" scalloped card that I had in my stock and cut a piece of creative expressions foundation card in white, slightly smaller than the card, making the curved corners to match.

 I used creative expressions gilding polish (colour heather) to cover the whole of the white piece of card, then embossed this with cogs & gears creative embossing folder. After I had embossed it I went over it very lightly with silver dream gilding polish.
Next I chose which embellishments I wanted to use, which were:- gears shape setbutterfly of gears, heart of gears, dragons shape set, hot air balloons net style and word elements 1


  I also had some flowers in my stock and thought they would look good too.
I covered all the embellishments in white gesso and let them dry, then coloured them with different coloured distress inks and some with gilding polish.
The colours that I used on the embellishments I also added to the background card using the hot air balloon as a template, but did some "splodges" as well.


I had the flowers in my stash so stuck these in two corners then took the larger embellishments and placed these where I thought they looked good. 
Before sticking the heart on I threaded some ribbon around the top and stuck it to the card, and the larger gears set I stuck on myself, however, the small pieces of gears I just put in my hand, held them above the card and let them drop. I stuck them to the card where they had landed so that I didn't end up doing a uniformed pattern.
I added two heart pins from my stash to the top of the butterfly to form antennae, and added the friends word in a frame to the top corner.


Gslcuts items used:-Dragon shape set
                                     Butterfly of gears
                                     Heart of gears
                                     Hot air balloons net style
                                     Gears shape set
                                     Word elements 1.
Other items used:- Creative embossing folder, cogs & gears
                                    Creative expressions foundation card
                                    Creative expressions gilding polish
                                     Distress ink (any make)



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    1. Thank you Sandy, it was my first attempt at anything like this, Gina managed to talk me into it.