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Friday, 5 February 2016

Floral Steampunk Stepper Card using Punky Flowers (by Anne)

I was lucky enough to grab the special offer ‘Stash Box’ from Chocolate Baroque before they flew off the shelves. There was so much stash included I couldn’t believe it. The Lucky Dip stamp sets that I received were right up my street, Steampunk and sewing themed sets, and I didn’t already have them. How lucky was I! I got all of this for just over the cost of one A4 stamp sheet. I will be busy for some time with this lot.

I just had to create something using the Punky Flowers stamp set included. I made this stepper card for a friend and he loved it.
Materials: Summary of Methods Used:
  1. I used dies to create the stepper card and mats for layering and stamping. Small gears were die cut from Kraft card for embellishing. I used an embossing folder to create the gear textures.
  2. Images were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with fine gold powder.
  3. The main image was masked using Pebeo Drawing Gum. I really love this masking fluid. It is water soluble while wet so cleaning up brushes is so easy and there is no nasty rubbery ammonia smell that some masking fluids give.
  4. I coloured the backgrounds with Distress inks. I also randomly heat embossed some of the textured gears with a mix of the gold, copper and verdigris embossing powders.
  5. When completely dry I removed the drawing gum (it rubs off really easily) and coloured the main image and smaller images using Distress Inks and water on a brush. The smaller images were cut out for decoupage.
  6. Layers were then glued to the card blank. 3D glue gel was used for the embellishments to give added depth.
  7. As this was for a friend I created a personalised sentiment mini tag to finish the card.


  1. Beautiful card; love the shape and the not-so-usual colours you used!

  2. Beautiful work. Love your fabulous gears, great idea to use copper and green embossing powders on them. x

  3. Hi there, what a fabulous card and wonderful colour theme, love it and thanks for the tutorial, Kate x

  4. This is a wonderful card Anne and I love the beautiful blue punky flowers with the browns and yellows in the background and the embossed and die cut gears make this a fantastic masculine card and finished perfectly with the personalised tag. x

  5. stunning work and a wonderful box of goodies! I wanted to get one but was too late!!! Hugs Rachel xx

  6. No wonder your friend loved it - it's fab! ;)

  7. Fabulous card and fabulous box of goodies!

    Lesley Xx


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