Friday, October 2, 2020

It's Time to Celebrate!

 I know it's not Tuesday, but I'm sharing a card today created for Topflight Stamps because one of my teammates swapped days with me. This week my teammates and I are sharing projects created with the wonderful products by That's Crafty

It's fairly well known that I love all things Steampunk, ranging from fiction to the aesthetic. So, when That's Crafty released several Steampunk-themed clear stamp sets designed by Kelly Horton, I had to have most of them, especially since several of the stamp sets also had skulls, cats, and owls, which are a few of my favorite things!

Here's my card using two of the gorgeous ladies from That's Crafty's Steampunk Darlings, Set 1 by That's Crafty, one of the cats from the Steampunk Darlings Accessories Set 2, and a sentiment from Darkroom Door's Celebrate Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® by Neenah Papers
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Teal Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Industrial 3.0 PPIN101 and PPIN102 Patterned Paper Pads by Studio Light
Pumice Stone and Cracked Pistachio Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Time Machine 5 Dies by ScrapMan
Gearhead Thinlits Alterations Dies by Tim Holtz® for Sizzix®
Circles Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Nuts and Bolts Punch Dies by Marianne Designs Creatables
Chain Die by Memory Box
Steampunk RubOns by 7 Gypsies
Clear, Silver Star, and Gold Star Stardust® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura
Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Copic® Markers:
  Skin for both Steampunk Darlings: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, E00, R20
  Skull Cane Darling: 
     Lips: E04 R30, R32, RV93
     Hair: Y23, Y26, YR30, E81, E84
     Clothes: BG70, BG72, BG75
     Cane and Boots: C0, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, BG72
     Skull Earrings and Skull on the Cane: T0, T1, E40, E41, YR30
     Flower, Feather, and eyes: BV11, BV13, BV34, YG63, YG67
   Owl Darling:
      Lips: E04, RV42
      Hair: B41, C4, C6, C8
      Clothes: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BV11, BV13, BV31, BV34, N2, N3, N6, Y26
   Owl: E40, E41, E42, E43, W1, YR31, Y32
   Flowers: Y32,Y35, RV55, RV64, YG63,YG67
   Cat*: C00, C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, B60, <R81, R81
   Die-cuts: Y000, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Patterned Paper: T0, T1, W00, W0

  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 Teal Cardstock in half. Reserve one piece. Score the other at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Skull Cane Darling and the Owl Darling from  the Steampunk Darlings, Set 1 by That's Crafty.
  3. Use the same ink to stamp one of the cats from the Steampunk Darlings Accessories Set 2.
  4. Fussy-cut all the images, color them with Copic markers, then edge all three with a black pen. 
  5. Apply Clear Stardust Glitter Gel pen to the hair jewelry on the owl girl. 
  6. When the gel ink is dry, apply several layers of Clear Glaze Gel pen to add glossy dimension and shine to them. 
  7. Use Gold or Silver Stardust Glitter Gel pen to add sparkle to the buckles and the center of the cat's medallion.
  8. Set all both Darlings and the cat aside to work on the background. Don't worry. They'll keep each other amused.
  9. I found some wonderful Industrial-themed patterned paper by Studio Light in my stash and chose the brick and pipes paper to use as a background. 
  10. Warm and Tonic Grey Copic markers were used to add some detail and shadows to the brick, then the piece was edged with Pumice Stone Distress ink.
  11. A strip of rusty rivets from another patterned paper pad was cut, then edged with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.
  12. This strip was adhered to the bottom of the brick and pipe paper to ground the images.
  13. The Time Machine 5 (3 Industrial Lights) die and one of the gears from the Gearheads Thinlits die set were used to cut white cardstock. 
  14. The light and the gear die-cuts were colored with Copic markers.
  15.  A Nestabilities circle die was used to cut white cardstock.
  16. The die-cut was colored with Copic markers, then the clock rub-on was applied.
  17. Post-It Notes were used to cover the sentiments that I did not want to use on the Celebrate Sentiment Strip stamp. 
  18. The stamp was inked, and the notes were discarded, the sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock, then die-cut with a tiny unlabeled rectangle die.
  19. White cardstock was cut slightly larger than the sentiment rectangle.
  20. Both the sentiment rectangle and its mat were colored with Copic markers.
  21. A Chain Die and the Nuts and Bolts Die were used to cut silver metallic cardstock.
  22. The patterned paper card front was adhere to the 6" card.
  23. The two Darlings, the cat, the light fixture, and the circle/gear clock were adhered to the card front.
  24. The sentiment was matted then adhered to finish the card.
*The cat was colored to look like my Domino, who is the long haired cat of my duo. His sister, Harley Quinn, is a short-haired kitty and half his size (but ripped). Her dark headpiece is darker than her brothers and her tail features faint tabby striping.

**Truth be told, I could have used a brick stencil from my stash and then used Pipe dies or chipboard (both in my stash). Alternately, I could have applied texture paste through a pipeworks stencil onto the brick stenciled background. I did contemplate this option, but decided I would use those techniques another time. 

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