Friday, 19 October 2012

STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS

I've created a steampunk Christmas Card this week using the STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS A5 stamp plate by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions.
My background is the Snowfall Background by Justrite stamped with broken china ink, spritzing with a little water to blend the colour.
I have added four layers to my tree for dimension and added watch parts to the top of my tree to add to the steampunk feel. I have also added a mini lightbulb (available from Sam Poole Creative Studios) to the bottom of my tree to act as the pot. I stamped Merry Christmas into the central panel again using Distress Ink.
Two wooden snowflakes have been added to the top right, coloured with broken china ink, adding a mini sprocket gear to the centres.
To add further interest to my card I decorated a large wooden heart with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, colouring the enamel with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals. Whilst the enamel was still hot I stamped the Christmas Tree from the Steampunk Christmas stamp plate into the enamel to give wonderful texture. I rubbed a little silver Paint Dabber over the raised areas to highlight and added a snowflake from Tim's idea-ology range.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

14 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A pretty card and I love your snowflake.
Hugs Brenda xox

lilygee said...

Wonderful card Tracy - love all those bits and bobs you have added - looks so dimentional and the colour is gorgeous.
Regards from Jean Gursoy
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Another fab make, love the snowflake and the colour is yummy! Trace x

hazel said...

A wonderful card - fabulous colour.
xxx Hazel.

lynne said...

Wonderful dimension on the tree and I like the addition of the little cogs, etc.
I've said before, this stamp set is just that little bit different for Christmas.
Wishes
Lynne

Carol Q said...

lovely card Tracy. like the way you layered up the tree and your snowflake looks very metallic!

Gillian .... said...

Love the dimension from the layered tree, beautiful colour tones and all the little touches like the snowflake & lightbulb are just perfect. xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Tracy! All the details! Lovely as work as always! Kim

butterfly said...

Loving your turquoise Christmas palette... and determined to get to the craft desk to try out your amazing stamping into UTEE technique - it looks simply wonderful!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Tracy, I love how you have used all the embellies. The light bulb as pot is fab! Such a quirky, fun card. Snowflake technique looks fabulous. Nicola x

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic Tracy!!! Love the 3D tree and those snowflakes are gorgeous!

Alison said...

Stunning card Tracy! The 3D tree looks brilliant, & I love the large snowflake!
Have a great weekend,
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love that large snowflake and the tree particularly.

Suzanne C said...

Wow that is one awesome snowflake. Beautiful! sweet background.