Thursday, 20 December 2012

Steampunk Rose

When I saw these  Steampunk Butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque I just knew that a set had my name on it!  This card is made using the unusual rose which I love, a corner stamp and also another one which has been used on the background (a fragment reminscent of a rose window).  The main image coloured with Coloursoft pencils was stamped twice so that I could layer up the flowers and leaf; the background was a piece of watercolour paper inked with Distress stains and Adirondack ink, overstamped with the fragment and silver mica powder brushed on before the ink dried.  Pewter WOW embossing powder was used on the rose and on the corners. The main image and the metallic effect piece were cut using  Stampin' Up framelits dies (Sizzix).  A Tim Holtz embossing folder was used to produce the metallic piece which was a scrap of card with aluminium adhesive tape applied (bought from the DIY store).

It has been raining relentlessly here all day - and probably most of last night too, so I made the weather an excuse not to go out but stayed in to play with my new stamps.  Much more fun!!


  1. Just awaiting my set which I expect R will want to wrap for under the tree.
    Love the metallic effect you achieved with this - looks super with the pink & that rose - rather special that.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Great steampunk card Val and love your metal look your colours too


  3. A gorgeous card Val, everyone seems to be getting thier sets out and playing with the rose stamp. I've mangaged to cut mine out but have yet to have a play (catching up on my Christmas cards), still things are going to go quiet soon, so hopefully!!!

    Sue x

  4. Fab card Val, love that gorgeous rose! I actually saw this scrolling on Chocolate Baroque, your fame precedes you! Hope you have a lovely Christmas:)
    Val x

  5. This is great you really have got some great dimension going on there

    Happy Christmas
    Jackie x

  6. Great stamps here Val and you've mounted them beautifully. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

  7. This rose reminds me very much of Renee Mackintosh designs. Looks great with the metal effect behind. Don't blame you for stopping in - we nearly got washed away in the floods between Marston and Mudford....really bad.

    Karen x

  8. A great card. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love and Hugs x ChrisB