Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Beauty" Steampunk Inspired Card!!

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Here's a pic of the card I created using the "Steampunk Tasha" image from Digital Delights:

The card measures 4 7/8" x 6 1/8," and uses a sheet of patterned paper from a Tim Holtz "Menagerie" 8" x 8" paper pad.  For the card layer, I used a sheet of aluminum foil that I adhered to a sheet of white card stock. I trimmed it down to 4 1/4" x 5 3/4," and ran it through my Tim Holtz Idealogy embossing folder. I used gold gel paint to color the foil and my Glimmer Mist in "Craft," to deepen the color further and give it a metallic look. Next, I used my tape runner to adhere it to the card base.

For the image, I used my alcohol markers to color her in, and here's a rundown of the colors I used:

-Skin- E00, E11, E13, R20
-Hair- E13, E15, E18, Y00, Y13, Y18
-Steampunk Outfit- E97, E99, E29, E70, E74, gold metallic marker

I brushed Glossy Accents over the "faux" metallic parts that I colored in using my E97, E99, & E29 Copic markers.
I added some ground below the image using my C01 & C03 markers.
Next, I added some shading around the image using my B00 & 0 colorless blender Copic markers.I trimmed the image panel down to 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and stamped gears in the corners using a Stampendous clear stamp set. I added a few brads to the centers of the gears and attached it to the card base using pop dots.

To finish the card off, I added a few wood veneer gears that I colored with my Glimmer Mist and embellished with sequins.
Finally, I used vintage alphabet buttons to create the sentiment, "Beauty."

And ta-da! Card complete!


I hope you enjoyed this card for today! 
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Post edited by: Shyann Martinez

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