Friday, January 24, 2014

SCACD Digital Steampunk Seahorse!

Have you checked out the new digital stamps at SCACD? If not, you should!

I love Steampunk imagery and the MechAnimal Collection is just wonderful. There are several digital MechAnimals as well, so you should just check out all the stamps! :D

Anyway, my card features Nancy's Mech Seahorse, which was resized using PhotoElements 6 (old, old, old. Like me!) and printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. It was also printed onto regular old printer paper with my inkjet printer. The nice laser-printed Neenah version was colored with Copic markers. Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen was used over the compass crystal to make it all dimensional and shiny. The inkjet version was fussy cut, repositionable adhesive was applied to it, and it was layered atop the colored cardstock panel. The Copic airbrush system was used to airbrush a sea-like background using several BG and a B16 Copic marker. When I was happy with my background, the mask was listed, stray adhesive removed, and some"air bubbles" were added with Diamond Glaze Dimensional adhesive.

The image panel was mounted onto orange metallic cardstock and set aside while I ran silver metallic cardstock through my Big Kick inside a geary Alterations folder and a QuicKutz embossing folder.
Gold metallic cardstock was die-cut using SCACD's Contempo Compass Statement Corner. I cut away part of the die-cut, then layered the Contempo Compass Statement Corner atop the silver embossed cardstock, then adhered the matted image panel.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Punk You Girl: Steampunk
SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenge: New Stash


  1. Great card here, Kathi, and a super image! I have yet to try digi images...certainly easier to store! ;-)

  2. Aw, this is so adorable! LOVE your card and the colouring!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  3. Super cool, Kathi! I love that seahorse. Going to check out the rest of the MechAnimals, you enabler, you!
    Love your bg--really great job with the airbrush! Love your colors, embossing, and die cut, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. This is too COOL!!! I love sea horses and love what you've done to him! COOL!!!

  5. I love seahorses and yours looks sooo good. I also like your choice of colours. A wonderful little artwork.

  6. your seahorse is so cute !!! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges