Wednesday 11 January 2012

The future comes one day at a time

Hi Bloggers.

The title of this post comes from a sentiment that's on the Vintage Illusion stamp set from Creative Expressions. I think it's such a great sentiment - useful for many occasions.

Today I'm sharing this card with you -

For the background on this card I used a piece of white glossy card. I stamped some images from the Vintage Illusion and Vintage Treasures sets all over the card. I stamped them quite neatly and in a pattern taking care not to 'slide' the stamp on the card. I then went over the whole of the stamped background with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans Distress Ink using Cut & Dry Foam. I stamped the 'STEAMPUNK' text over my background with Vintage Photo. Once I'd inked up the whole area I 'buffed' it up with an extremely dry wipe.

I stamped the steam train from the Vintage Illusion stamp set using Coffee Archival Ink and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment just below the train again with the Coffee Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I cut the image out using the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Die (my fave set at the moment) and inked with Faded Jeans while still in the die.

I stamped some cogs and a bolt from the stamp sets in Coffee Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut them out and inked with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans. I added some Faux Brads in Antique Gold.

Before assembling the card I found the Curved Rectangles die which was the one smaller than the one I used to cut out the steam train. I placed it on my background where I would be placing my steam train panel and secured it with a little masking tape. I popped it through my Grand Calibur. I then had a die cut shape with a cool background on it to use on another project (please pop back tomorrow to see how I used it).

I assembled the card as shown and did some paper piercing around the edge to finish.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



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