Tuesday, 14 January 2020


Today's card is similar to the previous one but with different colours, different embossing folder used and a stamped image added instead of a die cut.  Again the embossed background strips were coloured using Distress Stains.  The steampunk image was stamped and heat embossed onto a piece of text card, then backed with a purple oval mat.  A stamped sentiment on the same text card and that's another one for the box - could be suitable for male or female I think.  The purple background technique has shown up more brightly on screen than it is in real life. It was touched with some pewter stain to highlight the texture.

The weather here has again deteriorated into relentless rain and wind and I hope it isn't too bad where you are.

Embossing Folders - Tim Holtz Alterations
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamps
Text background - from a Prima paper pad, more card weight than paper
Stamp - from Steampunkery stamp set by Chocolate Baroque


  1. I also love a steam punk design! Your card is stunning

    June :)

  2. Hi Val,
    what a very gorgeous card and that stamped image is brilliant.
    Love your coloured embossed background the colours you have created are gorgeous.
    Afabulous design also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. A fantastic card Val, I love the colours.

    Sue xx

  4. Hi Val

    Your card is gorgeous .. .. love it!!

    The background is just perfect for that fabby image!

    We had rain nearly all day yesterday too. Thank goodness it was a "snuggle in at home" and catch up day!

    Love Jules xx

  5. Both this card and the one below are perfect male cards. Love the colours . I see what you mean about the word when you see it written down! The weather here has been relentless rain upon rain and so cold at night time. Roll on spring. Not expecting many bulbs this year though as the ground is just too wet. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. I love this steampunk beetle Val, and the embossed background goes absolutely perfectly, and the black stamping looks great with that purple coloured background. A super card! x