Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Steampunk and Flowers? Why Not!

Hello blog friends!  More steam punk again today.  I hope you like this card as it is one of my favourites and it took me forever to get it to load on to my blog.  I kept loading sideways, even though it was the right way up when I started.  I have never had that happen before, but I finally decide to try and trick my computer and it worked!  I turned it sideways in my photo file and then loaded it, and it came in right way up!  Anyways, here it is after much fiddling with it.  I love the way the background came out in this.  I took my clear perfect medium and swiped it over my time embossing folder, but only in areas randomly.  I embossed my card, then I used ancient copper embossing powder over it .  It kind of gives it a patina look, I think.  I distressed around the edges with my scissors and mounted it on to some lined kraft card that I had.  I ran a piece of black craft metal through my Grand Calibur with the metal mask to emboss it.  Then I used the alcohol blending solution to remove the colour from the mask in the raised areas, leaving the silver to show through.  I mounted that piece in the bottom corner and stamped the vintage inventor on kraft card and mounted him on top.  I had some matboard gears that I painted copper and added some beads to and strung some chain through them with a gear.  Then I made some flowers for the corner and added some small tickets I stamped.  Who says steampunk can't have flowers?! I stamped a few more larger tickets for the top cornerand attached them with a faux screw brad  and added a metal photo corner to finish it off.  I wasn't sure where I was going when I started this one, but I rather like where it ended up! You just never know sometimes!  All for now, Sue x

49 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab, love these steam punk stamps, awesome!!trace x

Jan said...

Always love steam punk but this if great. Never thought of putting flowers on but must say it works. Well done you x

Maryann said...

Again a such an awesome card from you Sue. I love the time embossingfolder, not quite sure, if it´s just one or more, you´ve used here, but it looks so awesome. I have a thing about clocks of any kinds, being a stamp or an embossingfolder orrwhatever, but it looks really awesome.
Really stunning work hun. Have a wonderful day

issy said...

Why not indeed Sue, this is just fabulous.

issy

Mieke said...

Whow, amazing card! Love it!

Cheryl said...

oh wow i adore steam punk and this is just brilliant super detail hugs cherylxx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is steampunk with a difference, LOVE it!!

Clai01 said...

That card is fantastic, love the flowers too!

Uta said...

Your card is fantastic - love the embossed papers.

Hugs, Uta

DI said...

Love it steampunk is out of my comfort zone but this has my fav element flowers so will try this one. Thank you Di

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the colours on this card..the more I look the more I see..so much work but the end result is amazing. I love the clocks !
love marg

Julia Watts said...

Absolutely love this card! No wonder it's one of your favourites. Thanks for persevering with uploading it. Love, Julia xxxx

Crafty mop said...

Sue I love it when you do grungy and steampunk they always look great . This one is no exception . Love it . Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
I would never have thought to use flowers on a
steampunk card, but they do enhance the card, and make it special.
xx Janet Babar

Kate's Cards said...

Cool!

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely love everything about this card.
I saw you demonstrate the technique with the blending solution on embossed metal and have used it many times.

Eileen x

Rocky said...

Steampunk is great and it doesn't always have to be male orientated, the flowers are lovely.

Anonymous said...

I love this card Sue especially the way you have done the background with my favourite embossing folder ;-) another brilliant idea
Thanks sue
Heather x

Sandra R said...

Wow Sue Steampunk with a bit of Glam flowers!
you have hit the nail on the head there, amazing
creation!
Thanks for the inspiration Sue

Sandra Riley

Sue said...

Another great card. Love the feel, nice for men. TFS

Sue C

Fiona said...

Why not indeed - keep adding those flowers. lol!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is such a great card.

veronica said...

loved the effect with the embossing folder

Lindyloo said...

I love all your work but I think this is one of my favourites. Why? Well because you proved that heavy metal and soft flowers work and, work well. Love it.
I think this would look lush in blues and silver, which I would like to try tonight. Thanks Sue
Regards Linda

PaulineC said...

Don't you just love computers and their funny ways? Glad you persevered and got it the right way up. It is lovely, very unusual and different.

Anne said...

I think the flowers go great with the Steam punk Sue qanother lovely card Hugs Anne x

Missmizog said...

What can you say. Wonderful card.
Sue

Sandra said...

I love steampunk and i say the same why not add flowers ,stunning card as always Sue
Sandra x

CraftyLoops said...

Well I think its now obvious that I LOVE steampunk. This is really fantastic and the flowers are stunning. The embossing is brilliant and I love the metal too.....I think I like it, heehee. Lee x

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the card Sue, Steampunk is fab and you do it with style. Sams stamps are great and I am slowly collecting them all. Would never have guessed its a Sue Wilson card, you are keeping us all on or toes as we dont know what you will do next!!!

scrapper said...

Fantasric card - I love it.
The embossing folder is fab and the use of flowers And steampunk is great

Anonymous said...

love this card Sue - the colours blend in so natural

great with the flowers

Vie Carter
x

Carole said...

Love the card...flowers make steam punk more pleasing to me! I have to say that your steam punk cards are the only ones I've ever really liked!

LellyJelly said...

Another proper inky card, great! x

Nick said...

Sue, I really love this card, the embossing folder is one of my particular favourites. While im leaving this post I would also like to say how much I enjoyed your DVD. I hope you won’t leave it too long before making another.
Sorry to hear of all the problems uploading it.
Take care
Nick

Rufus said...

Love the embossed background that you created. Of course steampunk can have flowers! You're look darn good.
R/

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Sam's stamps and your genious ideas are a marriage made in heaven. The card is simply stunning! Kind regards, Anne R x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue this card is fantastic I just love steam punk.
Carol x

Knerten said...

Fabulous !

lilygee said...

Really like the interesting combination of tickets, paper roses and clock faces - forces the eye to search around the page and pay more attention to what's going on
Very nice - steampunk is growing on me. xxx
lilygee

Anonymous said...

great male card, like the cogs and wheels
Ruth B

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

What a fantastic card! I love it and those flowers are gorgeous.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sandra F said...

Love this card.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning Steampunk card. Love it.
Love and Light
Suz x

Anne said...

Who says you can't have flowers with steampunk.. I think this is a fabulous card..

KimberleyG said...

My favourite part is the embossed metal.

Maggie said...

Love the steampunk look, I have just purchased this embossing folder and was not sure how to use it, you have solved my problem, thanks Maggie

Rachelsmum said...

Super card, Steampunk is becoming so popular. Reminds me of my half term trip to Whitby - it was Goth weekend and there were plenty of Steampunk fans in their costumes, just like the stamps xxsue

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, been looking through your blog and just wanted to say I love this one, I have this stamp set and the grungy steam punk look is just perfect! Love the embossing background - great match for the stamps. Maddy x