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Monday, 10 December 2012

Steampunk Roses (posted by Claire)

Good morning Claire here with a romantic card made using   the beautiful riveted roses from 'Steampunk Butterfly' combined with a few different background techniques

Silver is such a difficult colour to photograph so apologies for the quality of the pictures. 
The roses have been stamped and embossed with black detail embossing powder and painted with twinkling H2o paints and cut out. I've used silicone glue to layer them up over the nestie shape which features one of my favourite techniques (at the minute lol). its the 'riveted patchwork' technique - a really fun and easy technique. Just take snippets of Inkssentials foil tape, peel the backing off and stick them on some cardstock to create a patchwork effect. Then use whatever 'tools' you have handy to create a riveted effect along the edges - I don't have any of the little tools for working with metal so I used a pokey tool and a ballpoint pen. Once you've done this you can add colour with alcohol inks if you want but I just die cut the shape and then brushed over with some black acrylic paint and wiped it with a baby wipe to give a slightly aged look. You can see the effect a little better in this photo.

The next layer is made using kraft glassine, which I marbled using distress stains (I used ~Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence and a little Black Soot) I then crumpled the sheet of glassine and dried it with my heat gun to seal the colour.  Next I swiped the sheet with my Black Soot distress inkpad to catch the texture and heat set it again.

The last background layer was created using the cogs fragment stamp from Steampunk Butterfly, stamped with versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder and then coloured with Brushed Pewter distress stain and a little black soot.

I've used black card for matting and layering and added some black late and silver ribbon. The gorgeous swirls are from the Die-namics Fancy Flourish die and I've made some rolled ribbon roses using red and silver ribbon.

I really enjoyed making this card, I hope you can have fun with some of the techniques too.
Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. The riveted metal works so well with the steam punk roses"

  2. Great technics and beautiful result! Greetings, Gerrina

  3. The black with the red & silver makes this very decadent & beautifully risqué. Striking with the red ribbon rose which accents the image & provides a contrast of texture too.
    Amazing idea.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Claire, this card is gorgeous! The colors, layout, textures and layers are wonderful! Beautiful job!


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