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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"IMAGINE" Steampunk Card featuring Crafter's Workshop Mini Numbers Template

Hello Everyone!

I've been experimenting with Crafter's Workshop Templates for Blockheads Paper Arts using various products to create interesting backgrounds and effects.  I've got a few projects to share so I'm starting off with this cool Steampunk style card.  You can get a head start on your Father's Day cards with this one but its also suitable for an guy card occasion too.

Here's a peek at some backgrounds I've been creating with the Mini Numbers Collage template so keep an eye out for all the projects I've made with them ;0)

I used the following Blockheads Paper Arts stamps on my "IMAGINE" card!
Victorian Invention
Grunge It Up
Verses Full Sheet
Household Notions
Vintage Light and Form
 Here's a list of all the supplies I also used.
All the linked items are available from Blockheads!
Spellbinders Labels 21 die
Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat
Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Decorative Strip
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Charm Clips
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Clock Charm (Hobbycraft UK)
Tiny Brass Brads
Tiny Hole Punch
Regular/Standard hole punch
Metallic Rub-ons
Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink Pads
Brilliance Lightning Black Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versmark Watermark Pen
Decorative Chalks or Pebbles Chalks
Sponge Chalk Daubers
Brown, blue, light grey-brown and seafoam cardstock
Double-sided Tape
Permanent Adhesive Tape

"IMAGINE" Steampunk Card

Lay half of the template onto brown cardstock and apply Versmark Watermark ink all over with the direct to paper method.  Tape the template down with masking tape if you find it moves around too much for you.  I just held it still with one finger without too much trouble though, it also depends how clean you want the impression to be ;0)  Cleaning the template was easy too, I just used a baby wipe and gently wiped off the ink.

Apply dark blue, dark brown and black chalks to the ink while it's still tacky with a sponge dauber.  This is another fun way to use my Chalk Attraction Technique I'm currently hosting for Blockheads!  The Challenge for the prize closes today in a few hours so there's still time to get in on the action if you're quick ;0)  There's also a Facebook Challenge too if you don't have a blog!  Read all about it here.

Tear the cardstock down the right hand side and apply metallic gold Rub-on cream to the rough edge with a piece of scrunched up paper towel.

Create a 'grunge' background on a sheet of seafoam/light dirty blue cardstock with one of the stamps from the Grunge It Up stamp set.  I used Memento London Fog to stamp the image multiple times.

Adhere the grunge background to the numbers background with permanent adhesive and distress the edges with Tim's Distress Tool.  Apply metallic gold Rub-on cream to the edges of the brown cardstock but apply Brilliance Lightning Black to the Seafoam side for a darker edge.  Stamp the Postcard image from the Vintage Light and Form stamp set also with the Brilliance Lightning Black.

Layer the panel onto a piece of blue cardstock.  Stamp the Tape Measure image from the Household Notions stamp set with London Fog ink onto another piece of seafoam cardstock and cut out.  Tape it to the upper portion of the card and wrap the edges around the blue panel and adhere it to the back.

On a sheet of light grey-brown cardstock stamp the Flying Machine image from the Victorian Invention stamp set with Versamark Watermark ink and apply the same chalk colours to the image.  Die cut out the image with a Spellbinders Label 21 die and then emboss it with a Tan Embossing mat.  Apply Versamark Watermark ink to just the edge of the embossed area with the the Versmark pen and apply blue and black chalk ink.  Apply metallic gold Rub-on cream to the edges too.

Punch a tiny hole in the center of the large wheel and attach a tiny vintage gold brad.

Stamp the large word 'IMAGINE' from the Verses Full Sheet onto a piece of the grunge background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Die cut out the word with Tim's Alterations Ticket Decorative Strip die and edge it with the gold Rub-on cream.  Adhere the ticket to a scrap of brown cardstock and trim with scissors.  Use a hole punch on the corners to re-create the ticket look.  Rough up the brown cardstock edges with Tim's Distress tool and add some gold Rub-on cream.

Cut a strip of Tim's Film Strip Ribbon and attach it to the card front over the Measuring Tape with two tiny vintage gold brads.

Slide one of Tim's Charm clips onto the film strip and attach a Steampunk clock charm.  Attach the ticket to the charm clip too for even more dimension.

Use a regular size hole punch on the corners of the blue panel to mirror the cut out corners of the ticket and the die cut panel and then finish it off with gold Rub-on.

To complete my card I made a folded card from the grey-brown cardstock and applied the same chalk colours to just the edges of the card front and adhered the stamped panels to it with double-sided tape.

Here's another view of the details...you can see the dimension of the ticket in the little inset picture below.

I had a ball creating with the Mini Numbers Template.  It's so versatile with many possibilities of what you can do with it so stay tuned for my next project using the same template ;0) 
Thanks for visiting and I'd love to hear what you think so comment away and ask questions too!

Happy Stamping!
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  1. This is fabulous.

    I love those Crafters Workshops stencils! Brilliant use of it with those stamps!

  2. Leigh, that numbers stencil is really cool! I like the collage card you created with it, and so many other BHD things!

  3. This is totally awesome, Leigh! I just love your style!


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