Tuesday, March 6, 2012

STEAMPUNK with Viva Las Vegastamps! DT Post!

If you follow my blog at all you will find I really love 

I stamp other styles, but Steampunk is my all time favorite and Viva Las Vegastamps! has a collection of Steampunk stamps that are out of this world!  If you don't see something you'd like, just email suggestions to VLVS! and you may see your suggestion in the next release!
After Steampunk my next love is Terri Sproul's Mixers, which you can purchase at Viva Las Vegastamps! 
Before starting your card make a grunge heart. Ink the grunge board with Versafine Crimson Red ink.  Arrange watch parts and adhere them to the heart with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. Set aside to dry overnight.
Stamp Nesting Gears randomly on craft card stock with Versa Magic Perfect Plumeria to create a background. Heat emboss with Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder. 
Paint with Sakura Crystal Lacquer that has a bit of Terri Sprouls Mixers - Gold mixed in. The craft paper has a little leathery look to it. 
Stamp the Balloon Airship on a piece of tissue (that has been sprayed with a fixative) on a craft mat! The ink will bleed through the tissue. Amazingly the fixative keeps the ink from bleeding in the tissue itself. Heat emboss with Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder. 
Still on the craft mat color the image with COPICS. Adhere the tissue to the background , being careful not to tear the tissue.
Next make a mask of the Balloon Airship and with Versafine Crimson Red stamp the Nesting Gear couple of time, over lapping the Balloon Airship.  Heat emboss with Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder.  
Paint the Balloon Airshop with the same Sakura Crystal Lacquer mixed earlier with Terri Sprouls Mixers - Gold. 
While the Crystal Lacquer is still wet add the grunge heart to the to the card.  
Adhere panel to brown card stock using VLVS! Miracle Tape, then to card base.
Finally, stamp "Have Time Will Travel." Carefully, heat emboss with Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder, do not direct the heat towards the Crystal Lacquer!

Tissue paper - old dress pattern
Grunge board heart
Watch parts
Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink
VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria Ink
Versafine Crimson Red
Burgundy craft paint
COPIC - Blue Teal and Pink
Brown card stock
Craft card stock
Base card

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Terri Sproul said...

love this project. thanks for your submission to be apart of the viva las vegastamps design team again

Molossus said...

Awesome project! Good luck!

Decorables said...

Lyneen, another excellent creation. I love how you did the balloon and I really appreciate the clarity of your pictures. Great job!

Cyn said...

This is just wonderful! Love what you've done here!