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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Steampunk Birds (by Julie)

Hello crafty people and welcome to a brand new month here at Chocolate Baroque. 
We have some fabulous new stamps launching here on Thursday, but while you are waiting I thought I would keep you busy with a fun card made with the Steampunk Birds.

The background has been stamped with Studded Lattice, that I inked with Sepia Versafine. To get the gaps in the stamped background, I took the stamp directly to the card, without a mounting block and rolled it over the background pressing random areas. I then applied Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.
I inked up the cockerel stamp with Onyx Black Versafine and stamped onto water colour card and did the same for the little chick, before water-colouring with brush markers. I then cut the cockerel out with an oval die. You will have noticed that the tail feathers overhang the oval, so before you die cut, take some scissors and cut out the fiddly tail feathers and then place the oval die under the cut feathers and around the area of the cockerel you wish to cut.
The cockerel has been mounted onto a larger die cut oval that was stamped with the Studded Lattice and the card was finished off with a sentiment from Positive Pants .

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon for more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. What a lovely card Julie!! I love these Steampunk birds.. You created a very lovely scene here, simply gorgeous. Coco xx

  2. So lovely and great for Eastern if you don't want to go too sweet!

  3. What a fabulous card for this time of year Julie and I love the steampunk cockerel and the wonderful colours you have given him, and the studded lattice randomly in the background and then again in the pretty blue ink complements the image beautifully. x

  4. cool make - I adore this! Hugs rachel x

  5. Fabulous card Julie, great image and wonderful background, Kate x

  6. Love Steampunk! Had to go take a look at the collection you used, they all look fun. Love your card, tfs.

  7. Beautiful bright colors did you use. Wonderful


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