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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, 
Shirley

12 comments:

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

    Greetings
    Maria

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

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  3. Wow, Shirley
    Eine wunderschöne Karte und traumhaft coloriert.
    Bravo!

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  4. 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)

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

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

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

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  8. 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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