Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Greatest Steampunk Adventure

Greetings! Today I'm sharing an encouragement card created for Topflight Stamps with Lady Vagabond stamps and a stencil from Stamperia, plus a sentiment from Destination Unknown Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image. As you might know, I love cats and I love Steampunk and since the Lady Vagabond collection features both, I decided to combine them to create a scene in the engine room of a Steampunk airship with the ship's two resident mousers. 

Here's the card:

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Blue and black cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers:
Wood Floor: E51, E55, E71, E74, W1
Walls: E21, E23, BG72, BG75
Ship's Wheel: E42, E44, E49
Brass: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Metals: T0, T1, T2, T3, T5; BG90, BG93
Rust: E08, YR14, YR23, YR27
White Cat: B60, BV0000, C00, C0, c1, C2, R81, YG03, Y11
Grey Cat*: C1, C2, C3, C4; YG01, YG03, Y11
.05 and .1 Black Multiliner Pens by Copic®
Clouds Stencil by My Favorite Things®
Post-It Notes® by 3M
Repositionable Scotch Tape® by 3M
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

  1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock to 10" x 7". Score at 5" and fold to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5" x 7" then use magnets to secure to the base of a stamping platform.
  3. Position both cat stamps facedown about 1" from the bottom of the cardstock.
  4. Press the lid onto the back of the stamps, lift the lid.
  5. Ink the stamps with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp both of the gorgeous cats from the Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Foam Stamp Set onto a piece of white cardstock and onto repositionable label paper.
  6. Fussy-cut the label paper cats and place them over their counterparts.
  7. Remove the stamps from the stamping platform.
  8. Position the engine room from the Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Engines Foam Stamp Set facedown onto the image panel and the masked cats.
  9. Press the lid onto the back of the stamp and lift the lid.
  10. Ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp onto the image panel.
  11. Use a black multi-liner pen, to extend the lines of the wood floor to the bottom of the image panel.
  12. Stamp the engine room from the Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Engines Foam Stamp Set  a second time onto repositionable label paper. 
  13. Fussy-cut the top part of the image and placed over the airship and the masked cats.
  14. Remove the image panel and the stamps from the platform.
  15. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  16. Place the cloud stencil near the top of the image panel and brush Della Blue Elements Ink over it.
  17. Move stencil downwards, rotate it, then brush Della Blue Elements Ink over it onto the image panel.
  18. Repeat Step #17 until you're happy with your cloudy sky.
  19. Line up the stencil with the already stenciled clouds and brush Confetti Elements Ink to add a pinkish tinge to the clouds.
  20. Line up the stencil again and brush Sundance Elements Ink to one area of the sky to add a touch of sunshine.
  21. Place the Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Compass Thick Stencil over the cloudy sky and secure it with magnets.
  22. Use Post-It Notesto cover up the verbiage included on the stencil. 
  23. Brush Della Blue Elements Ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  24. Lift and retain the masks.
  25. Use black multi-liner pens to touch up the images if necessary.
  26. Color the images with Copic markers.*
  27. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the base of a stamping platform.
  28. Position the sentiment from the Destination Unknown Clear Polymer Stamp Set facedown onto the stenciled compass.
  29. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  30. Ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink and stamp the sentiment onto the image panel.
  31. Trim the image panel to 4 5/8" x 6 5/8"
  32. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75" and use to mat the image panel.
  33. Adhere the matted image panel to the reserved blue card.
  • The cats in the Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Foam Stamp Set remind me of Domino, my white long-haired cat. So I set out to color them to resemble him. However, first I colored the entire air-ship, leaving the cats for last.
  • As I was finishing the eye of the second cat, the YG03 marker puked a blog onto his left eye. I tried to use the colorless blender and only succeeded in making it worse. So, I made that cat into a grey cat. Alas.
Thanks for visiting today!

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