Saturday, 2 February 2013

Create some steam....

Steampunk has been sooo popular over the last year. Docrafts have recently released their interpretation of this amazing mix of Victoriana and Industrial Revolution clash. You can find in their new 'Chronology' range:
  • Papers
  • Stamps
  • Metal embellishments
  • Die cut toppers and decoupage
  • Die sets
And, if like me you're a member of the Docrafts Creativity Club you'll have access to their downloads area where you can print off a range of papers to make whatever you like! Have a look at my page link to the Creativity Club.

Using the free stamp that came in the latest Docrafts Creativity Magazine and the download papers - here's the final card...

And here's how to make..

What you'll need:
  • Download papers
  • Free stamp from magazine
  • XCut Postage Stamp nesting dies
  • Docrafts Chronology brads (optional)
  • Docrafts dye ink pads; chocolate, dark orange, dark yellow and black
  • Docrafts pigment dye ink pad; chocolate (for embossing)
  • Black card
  • White card (to stamp on)
  • Papermania 'copper' embossing powder
  • Gold or copper mirror card
  • Brown ribbon
  1. Die cut the largest postage stamp die out of your white card
  2. Stamp up the main image (on your die cut) and clock (x4). You're only going to emboss two of the four clocks.
  3. Once you've stamped and embossed then ink up the images to age them with your ink pads

4. Take thick black card and score in half. Then score left hand section in half again. If you have Docrafts score board then you want to score for half A4.
5. Decorate inside section with text paper, inking edges and roughing them up with your craft knife.
6. Add text paper to left hand panel, inking and distressing as before.
7. Using large text paper, cut panel to fit as a strip on left hand side of card.
8. Using super strong double sided tape, run a strip down the front left panel and stick down your brown ribbon as a ruffle all the way down.
9. Next, cut mirror card panel and add narrower section of patterned paper on top and stick down to inside of card.
10. Take ribbon and cut into small strips, making a banner edge on each. Use your stapler to secure to the card
11. Now for your clocks; Stick them down alternating embossed and stamped down the inside of your card
12. Secure two brads on your main topper before sticking to the card with foam pads.
13. Finish off by cutting the word 'steampunk' out of your backing paper. Trim into a banner and matt onto black card. Secure with foam pads.

TOP TIP: To create the effect you see on this card - open out the left hand panel and have flat on your craft mat. Stick down your topper overlapping your two panel sections. Using your craft knife cut around the topper on the right hand half panel only, leaving a border. When you stand your card up, the topper now has the black matting behind it


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