Friday, 25 January 2013

Steampunk Skinny Card Toppers By Fliss Goodwin



  

Hello everyone, my project this week is based on a Ready Steady Stamp challenge (I wonder if you miss those as much as I do?) from ages back when we had to make a skinny, this being a 3x5 inch piece of artwork. I took up the challenge and found the size particularly good for making card toppers. It’s really handy to have a few in reserve, so that you can knock up a complete card in a matter of minutes.
I’ve chosen a steampunk theme, as I have quite a few friends that appreciate a slightly quirky style and of course, it lends itself well to both masculine and feminine so I’ve done both! 

Here’s What You Need

Stamps:
 

How To:
 

 

Infinite Possibility

·       Stamp the side facing steampunk siren with black ink on white card and colour with ProMarkers. I used a variety of plums and blues using terracotta for the leather sections. Cut her out to leave a narrow white border.

·       To make the background, cut a piece of white card to measure 3x5 inches and then stamp on the barbed wire, stamping twice before re-inking for a faded effect. Repeat at random all over the card.

·       Ink the panel up with Distress inks and an applicator – I used Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves. It came out a little darker than I wanted so I added Picket Fence Distress Stain, spritzed with water and blotted it with a paper towel. This gave a misty effect, which I rather like.

·       I added the image with low foam pads and finished off with the text stamped in black and cut out.  
 
Glamour Time

·       Stamp the glamorous lady siren with black ink and colour with ProMarkers. I used a variety of reds and plums on this one. Cut her out to leave a narrow white border.

·       To make this background, cut the skinny as before and stamp on the cog and clock image, this time stamping 3 times before re-inking. Repeat to cover the card.

·       Ink the panel up with Distress inks and an applicator – I used Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon.

·        Add the image with low foam tape to finish. 


 


 
Clockwork Bird

·       Using the Oxford Impressions set, stamp the bird and smaller hat with the VersaFine ink and emboss both with clear powder. Stamp the smaller key with the black ink and emboss with gold powder. Cut all the images out to leave a narrow white border.

·       Cut the skinny out and dry emboss with the clockworks folder. Ink the panel all over with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress inks and swipe Vintage Photo over the raised areas.

·       Assemble with low foam pads and add the stamped text at the bottom.  

Come Fly With Me

·       Again using the Oxford impressions set, stamp the balloon and the Gimbrel Brothers plate with the black Archival ink. Colour the balloon with orange and red ProMarkers and the boat with brown. Cut the images out to leave a narrow white border.

·       To make the background, stamp the latitude chart on 3 times with black ink and then stamp on some cogs. Ink the panel with an applicator and Distress inks – here I used Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive and Stormy Sky.

·       Assemble using low foam tape and add the text near the top, stamped in black on white card.

I’ve now made a card sample to show how quick and easy it can be to make a card with one of the toppers – this one took just over 5 minutes! 

Clockwork Bird Card 

 
 

  

I’ve used a kraft card blank and simply stamped some cogs diagonally across the card with black ink. You could add a greeting if you like as there’s space near the top. Easy peasy!
Have a great weekend.

Fliss xx

4 comments:

  1. These are fab, Fliss (I love a bit o' steampunk)- and ready for four cards. Genius!

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  2. Fab and love those steam punk bird makes!trace x

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  3. Beautiful selection of card toppers Fliss. X

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  4. fab. love them esp the steampunk birdie

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