Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Underwater Steampunk Scene

Here's an underwater Steampunk scene featuring SCACD's digital stamps, Steampunk Siren, Steampunk Hermit, and Nancy's Mech Seahorse.

I resized all three digital stamps and created a scene with them using PhotoElements. The scene was printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, then colored using Copic markers. All the rivets, the bubbles, the compass on Nancy's Mech Seahorse, and the claws and eyes of Steampunk Hermit were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add clear dimension to them. I also used this pen to add some air bubbles above Nancy's Mech Seahorse. A Clear Stardust Glitter pen was used to add glitter to the orb in the Steampunk Siren's hand.

The sea and sand background were created with my Copic markers. Metallic white cardstock took a ride through the Big Kick inside a 5x7 Cuttlebug Gears embossing folder. Neptune Ancient Page dye ink and Peacock Feathers Distress ink were sponged over the embossed metallic background using the Mini Ink Blending Tool, then heat set. Silvery Shimmer Delicata and Golden Glitz pigment were sponged along the perimeter of the embossed cardstock.

I roughly figured out where the stamped panel would sit and applied Boss Gloss Embossing ink to the area. Very old Desert Tapestry Embossing powder was heat heat. I used an old Paper Shapers Corner punch on the bottom two corners, then slid the stamped panel into place.

A myriad of Gearworks BorderMini Gears,(both by Memory Box), Gears (Cherry Lynn), and Spellbinders Gears were die-cut from Brushed Silver Specialty paper by FiberMark. These gears were placed over the embossed gears under the stamped piece, then more gears were adhered on top of these gears.

I haven't decided who will get the card for what occasion, so there's no sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Heavy Metal 
Craftitude: That's Dielicious


  1. Lovely underwater scenery!
    Groetjes karin

  2. This is lovely!
    I like especially how you did the sand! Very well done!

    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous underwater steampunk make with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  3. Gorgeous card, Kathi! Love the image and whole scene! Great details on this!

  4. She's beautiful!! Love the way you combined the three images to make a scene. The fab background you created is perfect for your scene.

  5. Wow, saw this on SCACD blog and had to come right over to tell you how fab it is! Your coloring is wonderful--it really looks like an underwater scene! Love the images you combined, the color palette, and all the fab gears you added! :^)
    Hugs, Penny