Thursday, 27 October 2011

Surprise!

Hi Blog friends!  I bet this one caught you off guard, didn't it?  Just when you think you will find a post with another frilly girly type card, I give you Steampunk! I had completely forgotten that I made a bunch of steampunk style cards for Ally Pally in September.  There are a scad of these that are mixed in with the backlog of cards that I have been posting recently.  Hopefully, you will find the change refereshing, or at least, interesting, even if it isn't your taste. Every once in awhile, you just have to get inky and  this card was done entirely with Pumice Stone Distress ink.  I first stamped the vintage inventor in the centre of the card using a clear perfect medium pad and clear embossed him.  This created a resist which I inked over and around in a halo effect using the pumice stone ink.  I stamped some of the extra stamps from this set (which is from Sam Poole by the way) in the background and down a strip of card that shows from under my film strip and acetate.  I stamped and cut out the pressure gauge and added a few of the Tim Holtz metal gears for texture.  I inked the chalk white seam binding with the pumice stone ink and made a messy bow and topped it with a black zipper rose.  To complete the card,I distressed the edges with a pair of scissors and then inked them and  matted it with a piece of black card in an offset manner.  All in all, an incredibly quick card to put together and especially nice if you know someone who loves steampunk.  What do you think, why don't you have a go at it!  All for now, Sue x

66 comments:

Ardilla said...

Great card!!!
I love the zipper rose on the ribbon...

Sue said...

I love this type of card (much more my kind of thing) though you do 'girlie' so well. I need to get more of these zipper flowers, I don't think there's anything they don't go with! x

Clai01 said...

The card looks really aged, which i guess fits the era right, steam punk is something which i haven't yet tried , great stamps by Sam !
thanks for the ideas.

Carole said...

Thank you Sue! I am just like you in that my cards are never 'complete' without my ribbons and spellbinders. I do like the idea of steampunk, but I've tried and not been happy with the results- even examples I've seen have failed to inspire me...until now!!! I am definitely going to follow your lead with the colours, and I do have to get some zipper roses!! Carole

lydiawalker said...

love it - its fab xx

Maryann said...

WOW I think, it´s a refreshing change, so it´s not just always the same. I´m the same way, I can get on with something for a while, but then I suddenly have to try something quite different, and I think, we all know different types too, so it´s just good to be able to make a lot of different types of cardds, and this looks pretty awesome I think. I just love the vintage inventor in the middle, it really looks cool.

Julia Watts said...

Love this card. Love the stamp set. Just love it! Julia xxx

Valerie said...

Love this steampunk card Sue and the zipper rose is just perfect! I've recently got into this theme and I'm off to check out Sam's stamps and that lovely DI ink:)
Val x

Uta said...

Wow, what a great steampunk card. I love this metall emblis and the zipper rose matches fantastic.

Hugs, Uta

inkypinkycraft said...

Who fab, now this is right up my street I LOVE IT!!!!!!great trace x

Sue said...

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Маги said...

I love this card!
Maggie

Sue said...

Well this is different for you, so use to seeing the Spellbinders in action. Just goes to show a great crafter can pull off any style and you do so so well. Love the feel.

Sue C

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Just love steampunk and this card (especially the colouring) is great-MORE like this please!

Eileen x

Anonymous said...

I love steam punk and this card is fabulous
Heather

dutchess said...

Wow that really is stunning and so different, never been into steam punk but that definatly has peaked my interest! take care Margaret

marg said...

Well I thought it was a different website then I saw the ribbon and zipper rose and knew it was a Sue Wilson card...really interesting I like the vintage image in clear Sue .
LoveMarg

scrapper said...

Love this card - and steampunk. Great to have a change from a flowery card and such a vintage feel too

Fiona said...

It might be steampunk but I see you still can't resist the ribbon and roses lol

Von said...

fabulous ! :)
Von x

craftymum said...

wonderful card.. great roses
hugs sarah x

Jan said...

Doesn't matter what style you do Sue they always look fantastic. Love it! xx Jan

Jenny said...

Hi Sue as the last comment said doesn't matter what you do they always look great to me. I also feel that way about some of mine, but my hubby always says they are really wonderful. Lots of love Jenny.

Crafty mop said...

Wow what a change I love inkiness !! This is a fantastic card sue love what u have done here . Mandy x

bhavana said...

Just got your email, when I opened it, my first words were - WOW!!

Totally amazing card, love the colour! once again: WOW!!!!!

Sandra said...

WOW!! now this is a stunning card ,i love steampunk
Sandra x

Lynne said...

Hi Sue, yes, it was a suprise, what a lovely colour combination, I just have to give this one a go, with your permission of course :-))
Lynne x

Christine B. said...

Great Steampunk card. Hugs x ChrisB

Joanie said...

Love this Sue. I am a big fan of steampunk - more please. Joan x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. TFS.

Sandra F said...

I'm not that big a fan of stem punk. I won that stamp set but haven't got round to using it yet. Will have to give it a try now after seeing this card. I love it.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Just goes to show how versatile you are. Fantastic card.
Sue

PaulineC said...

Yes you certainly are very versatile Sue. It is very unusual for you and I love it too.

Anonymous said...

Great card - love the colours they blend in together so great

Thanks Sue

Vie Carter

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you have done it again, what a lovely surprise, I just adore steampunk and you do it so well. A great treat! Regards, Anne Redfern x

KimberleyG said...

Interesting ticket strip.

lilygee said...

Yes a big surprise! Not really my thing but I love the zipper rose. Nice to see something different though Sue - thank you xx

Barbara Phillips said...

Love Steampunk and Sams stamps are on my wishlist. The card is fab but the bow and zipper rose let us know it is a Sue Wilson card.

Lorraine said...

love this card i have just started experimenting with steampunk and i just love the look and wow i need sams set and try this technique out its awesome i adore this card its fab bring us some more please xx

violetclouds said...

You make a lot of very inspiring cards, but this one is absolutely brilliant! I really love it! I did talk to Sam a little about her steampunk stamps at alexandra palace show, and with this card & your trademark use of ribbon and flowers you have added your own twist! Excellent. Show us more!!!

Rufus said...

Love those gear parts and how you did the inventor
R/

Jan said...

Just love this card. One of my favourite things is steam punk

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love both the style and colour of this card. Cxx

Lesley S said...

Lovely card, love the spellbinders, but it is nice to see you getting inky again, more like this please.

Rachel Fisher said...

Fantastic stuff - love all the elements on this one!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you've used Steampunk on this card.

I do like Steampunk, but sometimes the cards can be a bit too busy, but your card isn't and is just stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

LellyJelly said...

Soooo my cup of tea - great card! x

Lindyloo said...

Love it Sue. I am a girly girl, but Steampunk is now my new passion. I ordered Sams stamps after watching her on C&C. They are fab and you don't have to do Steampunk cards, just combine elements to form any mens cards. However, Steampunk is delightful because its imaginery. Remember its not Steampunk if you conform, it the idealogy and fantasy that make it so interesting. Mix machinery, steam, fabric, clockwork, etc its really up to you. Sorry girls, lesson over! Regards Linda x

julie said...
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julie said...

you always do it sue, make the most lovely cards, thats why you have sell outs on c&c all the time, and because you show us from start to end thanks sue hugs julie x
julielazenby@ymail.com

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word......I LOVE this card. I love Steampunk and that image is amazing. Ive just altered my first "item" and made it Industrial steampunk looking. Its my wee brothers 11th birthday today and its one of his presents from me. Love this steampunk card. Lee xx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the use of the film strip.
Love and Light
Suz x

craftylisa said...

hi sue what a lovely surprise i love steampunk ideal for mens cards.

lisa x

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