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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rusty Steampunk Funky Fish (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a quick card made using Steampunk Funky Fish. I'm really enjoying playing with this months new releases, they are such fun and quirky designs and a refreshing  change from Christmas crafting too. For this card I've tried to create a rusty effect using foil tape and alcohol inks.

I've used two of the stamps from Steampunk Funky Fish for this card. I began with a distress ink background (using Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood distress inks). I stencilled over the top with Mowed Lawn distress ink though a Crafters Workshop Cell Stencil. Next I used the same stencil and blotted with damp kitchen roll to remove some of the colour. I stamped some foliage (from Seadragon) with Mowed Lawn distress ink. I distressed the edges and matted the background on some copper mirri card.

I took some foil tape (from the plumbing supplies department of my local DIY store) that I'd attached to a scrap of white card and added some colour with alcohol inks in shades of blue and green. I stamped the fish and the seadragon with Versmark and embossed with copper embossing powder before cutting them out and popping them on my background with 3d foam pads.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Super how your copper-coloured fishes pop!

  2. A striking colour combination & an interesting slant on the steampunk theme - the fish & dragon do look very rusty! I like the contrast in textures created by the copper embossing on the foil tape & your dabbing off colour through the stencil has given a super 'bubbles' effect.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Looks like you did it! Managed to create rusty fish, that is :) Love it.


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