Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Steampunk Cockerel

As mentioned recently I'm finding that to make the most of some of my larger dies and indeed larger stamps, I need to make some bigger cards - this one is A5 in size which I think showcases the elements to better advantage than when they are cramped into a smaller layout.  The image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with distress markers using a paintbrush and water.  The small embossed piece was produced by inking the embossing folder with Versamark ink before putting it through the Big Shot, then sprinkled with embossing powder and heating - this effect varies according to which side of the folder is inked, the type of card and the type of powder so endless possibilities.

Background - text embossing folder with patina gilding wax
Image - Steampunk Cockerel from Chocolate Baroque set
Die Cut - Couture Creations tied together, backed with Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper
Embossed panel - Cosmic shimmer embossing powder
Sentiment - Stampin' Up stamp and punches


  1. well Val you didn't waste time using your new die and I how you've used it as the background for your cockerel.....great card


  2. I don't know how I missed this yesterday, it's stunning. Using blue for the colour has given it metalic look, which seems to be totally in keeping with the steampunk theme.

    Sue xx

  3. This is lovely Val. The colouring of the cockerel is gorgeous. Great use of the black and blue.

    Karen x

  4. Love this cockerel and the darker shades you've used on this one Val. Jenny x