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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Steampunk Valentine's Card (by Doreen)

Hello everyone, today sees the final post this month from our Guest Design Team member Doreen Sympson. Doreen has created a card using stamps from our fabulous Steampunk range.

Doreen writes:

This card came to mind after listening to men at work and their views on Valentine cards they receive, the main complaint was that they are 'slushy'.

This is not...just needs the one word sentiment, I believe.


Punky Romance stamp set
White watercolour card
Sparkle brush pens
Versafine inkpad Habanero
Glitter gel pens
Black card


Make a rectangle using a blue sparkle brush pen.

Drag colour out using a wide wet paintbrush, leave to dry.

Stamp images onto card using Versafine inkpad.

Faux bleach using water, a fine brush and kitchen roll.

Colour areas desired with Metallic Gel Pens.

Thank you for looking,

Love Doreen.

Doreen will be back later in the year with more inspirational blog posts, but you can see more of her projects on our TV shows on Hochanda.


  1. Love this one Doreen, don't do slushy either!

  2. Great card Doreen just wish I had someone to make it for now😟.

  3. This is a wonderful masculine card by Doreen and love the bleaching and the blue and copper shades look great. x

  4. Fabulous masculine card Doreen, love it!
    Linda xxx

  5. Cool card - and thank you, I have that stamp set so can make a version myself :)

  6. What a brilliant design and perfect for a man, love the steampunk images and your strong colours,Kate x

  7. Thank you all for your kind comments they are very appreciated xxx


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