Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Whoooo Loves Ya?

Here's a Steampunky Valentine's Day card using Wise Owl, from the Wise Owl rubber stamp setone of the stamp sets from the Mech-Animals stamp collection. It also uses Steampunk Heart, but not the wings, from the Large Steampunk Heart with Wings set, which is part of the the New Montage II set. Both the Wise Owl and the Steampunk Heart sets are by Carmen Medlin Designs and are available at I Brake for Stamps.

The Wise Owl and the Steampunk Heart were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (ImagineCrafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Wise Owl's beak, talons, armor grommets, and compass were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) as were the screws on the Steampunk Heart.

Blue cardstock took a ride inside the Clockworks embossing folder (Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft). The raised bits were brushed with Pewter and Renaissance Treasure Gold (PaperArtsy), then buffed with a cloth to give a lustrous metallic shine.

Bronze and silver metallic cardstock were die-cut with the Gearhead Thinlits Alterations (Sizzix) dies, the Steampunk Corner die (La-La Land), the Mini Gears die (Memory Box), the Nuts and Bolts Punch die (Marianne Designs), and one of the corners from the Corners 1 die set (Elizabeth Craft Designs). The corner die-cut from the Gearheads set was adhered to the lower left hand corner of the embossed gilded card front, additional gears, plus the Steampunk Corner die-cut were adhered over the gears, and the Steampunk Heart was adhered with two addition gear die-cuts to hold it. Wise Owl was perched upon the Steampunk Heart, the card front was adhered to a matching blue card, and I called it done.

I contemplated adding "Whoooo Loves Ya?" as a sentiment, but decided against it since my husband is away from home for Valentine's Day. However, he is a very smart man and my Valentine's Day flowers arrived on Monday!

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Thanks for visiting today!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
• SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges: "New Stash/Forgotten Stash" -- I haven't used Treasure Gold in forever, then watched it demoed at CHA and had an "aha" moment.
Allsorts Challenges: Hearts and/or Flowers


  1. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. What a great steampunk owl! I think it makes a perfect Valentine card, but I may be slightly prejudiced towards the steampunk end, lol! Love all the gears too! Thanks for joining us this month at SASPC!! Maura xx

  3. Hi Kathi, Fabulous owl on your Steampunk card, gorgeous colours too :D x