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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Airship Pirate Steampunk Card (by Anne)

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my recent samples created for the Steampunk shows recently on Hochanda. I used a few of my dies to create this nautical themed card. I hope that you like it x.

  • Steampunkery and Punky Expressions stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch white card blank; white, blue and brown kraft card; recycled acetate from packaging
  • Versamark and Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)#
  • WOW embossing powders (white plus mix of Copper and Gold Rich)
  • Koh-I-Noor Charcoals (White)
  • Glitter and glaze pens (red)
  • Dies to cut a circle frame (approx. 16cm diameter), steampunk cogs and nautical themed embellishments
How it was made:
  1. I trimmed the blue card to fit the card front and leave a small white border. The sentiment and airship were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the white powder.
  2. The circle porthole frame was cut from Kraft card. A piece of acetate was cut to fit behind.
  3. The cogs and wheel were cut from Kraft card and coloured with gold embossing powder or red glaze pen. The gulls were cut from white card.
  4. The scene was built up and coloured using the white charcoals. A little red glitter pen was added to the boat and a small die cut gull stuck down. The frame was glued over the top using 3D shaker foam. Note: you could add some sprinkles or glitter for added fun.
  5. The scroll was created from a rectangle, rolling the ends around a paint brush to curl. A little Distress Ink was added to the edges to age. The die cut embellishments were used to decorate.


  1. Amazing card, love the scene you have created with your stunning design!

  2. Wow Anne what a wonderful card, love the images and your colours, brilliant layout too, Kate x

  3. WOW Anne this is fantastic! I love this!
    Linda xxx

  4. So clever! I like the airship embossing and those sentiments are so detailed.

  5. It's lovely - I was admiring it earlier on Facebook, very clever use of the various 'tools' :)

  6. An amazing card. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. What a beautiful card using the dark blue with the kraft Anne, and how beautifully the white embossing stands out. I love the porthole with the airship in the middle, and the flying gulls and compass, and those touches of red look great. You mention the gulls but I think that looks like a pelican on top of the compass. The white embossed sentiment looks perfect framing the corners too. x


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