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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A Steampunk Valentine (posted by Shirley)

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are enjoying the festive season. 

I know a lot of us are thinking about Christmas but I have another card using the beautiful new Steampunk Butterfly set that could be for Valentines day.    I love this metal rose and my husband, who is quite intrigued by the Steampunk Butterfly designs, thinks they work well for 'manly' cards! 

I started with a piece of Basic Grey paper from my stash that has a faint pattern.     I over stamped it with the wheel/window fragment & Wheat Chalk and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Love is from the Artistic Expression set which I stamped with Fired Brick Distress In.

I embossed  the window fragment along with the metal roses with a metallic embossing powder. I painted the roses & fragment with Vintage Micacolor paints, cut them out and arranged as shown.  I decoupaged the large rose to add dimension. (I stamped it 3 times)   I added Gold keys from my stash for the finishing touch.

And here is a closer look:

Stay tuned for more creations from my talented team mates !
Seasons Greetings, 


  1. Wowow, what a beautifull creation, I really love the background, but olso the rose in front is amazing !!!


  2. Wow! this is fabulous, love the design and the colours.. Pinned!
    Suzi :)

  3. That is very beautiful.

  4. Wow, Shirley
    Eine wunderschöne Karte und traumhaft coloriert.

  5. This wouldn't look amiss as a Christmas card - just showing how versatile CB images are. The gold is exquisite especially with those charms. I'm starting to use overstamping much more so this was a very timely example for me. Off to order my set of stamps.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Wow love the background as well as the gorgeous rose the gold embossing really sets it off !!!

  7. beautiful card! love that steampunk tulip! Groetjes Karin

  8. Shirley, you're amazing! This is beautiful work!

  9. I couldn't resist this stamp set and just love what you've done with it on this beautiful card. Must get them cut out and have a play.


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