New Release Week at Whimsy Stamps!

Hello friends!  It’s “release week” for September over at Whimsy Stamps!  You can check out all of the brand new dies, stamps and digital products in the store now!

I’d like to share with you a really fun “steampunk” style card today using one of the brand new digital stamps:

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Oh this was so fun to create!  When you check out the line of September’s Digital Stamps in the store, you will see a new line of “steampunk” style images that came out.  The one I’m using here is called Steampunk Lilith.  I thought she looked awesome with her little attitude carrying her gun there!  LOL!

I started with a white piece of cardstock and pulled out a steampunk style stencil and inked some distress colors over it along with the image tag panel and then sponged around the edges of them as well.  (Both of the tag panels are popped up with craft foam over the card base.)  Before attaching these panels, I took some silver paste and rubbed it around the edges after distressing them.

I die cut a piece of silver foil with the same tag die cut and then I took an embossing folder and embossed a piece of copper foil.  I mounted this piece onto a piece of gold glitter cardstock and wrapped a gold ribbon around it and attached it to the base of the card.  I also used this same ribbon for the bow at the top of the tag image.

I found a sentiment to go with the image that I silver heat embossed and then cut out with the Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips die.  After I sponged around it, I added some metal brads to each end and then popped it up with foam tape under the image.

All of these layers were attached to a suede colored top folding card base.  Since the image printed out a little taller than most of my digital images tend to, I made my card base 4.25″ x 6″ in size.  I have an envelope maker, so I can create the size I need.

Lastly, I’ve glued on some metal gears including the one in the center of the gold bow.

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Here’s a closer look at the image and how I’ve colored her up using a combination of Copic markers and gel pens.  You can sort of see the areas that I’ve colored up with gel pens that have the shine on them.  You can also see how shinny the metallic papers look as well as the embossed sentiment.  The embossing folder I used for the Copper strip comes from a Tim Holtz Texture Fades EF.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and got inspired in some way!  Thanks so much for dropping in!  I’ll see you again soon!

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today with affiliate links:

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Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  2. As You Like It – Favorite Way to Add Text and Why? (I like to either stamp or heat emboss a sentiment and then die cut/cut it out, this way I can decide where I want to add it and if I like it well enough to add it…then I don’t have to.)
  3. Creatilicious – Anything Goes with optional humor
  4. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – ‘V’ is for Violentviolent edna
  5. Rainbow Card Challenge – Beautiful Brown0919 Beautiful Brown

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

29 thoughts on “New Release Week at Whimsy Stamps!”

  1. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! I love that fun image and it’s colored beautifully, awesome stenciled background and gorgeous metallic elements, fabulous steampunk design, my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  2. So well designed and what a fabulous steam punk image. As always your attention to detail is amazing and great that you cna make your envelopes to accommodate different sizes of cards x A real stunner Vicki x

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  3. I absolutely love this – a great Steampunk look without being OTT, beautiful background and colouring and perfect sentiment. Thanks for playing along at SOSS
    Jane

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  4. Wow! Vicki, you are getting this steampunk style down-pat so beautifully! I love the integration of your papers, textures, stamps, and of course ALWAYS your coloring! That mirror CS looks amazing embossed like that, and your shading of inks and coloring mediums melts my heart with the endearing qualities you capture. Fabulous card! hugs, de

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  5. Again not a big fan of steam punk but….that being said you make it look so darn cute with these images. I think it takes a lot of skill to come up with the right combination of “old distressed” and not so old. Again you have nailed this darling image.

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  6. Wow all your “metal” looks fabulous. Of course you would have a steampunk background stencil! This is really awesome and I really like the mix of metal colors/types. She has great attitude.

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  7. Spectacular coloring on this darling steampunk girl, Vicki! Marvelous shine from all the metallic papers and foils. Love, love, LOVE the whole design.

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  8. LOVE this whimsical creation! Your monochrome brown is fabulous, your coloring is amazing, and I adore the layering! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

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  9. What a fun, beautifully colored steampunk image. I’m going to follow your link to see the rest. I love your card, just the perfect industrial feel. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

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  10. Vicki, this is fab! I love all the texture you’ve added with the layers. Thanks for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Em DT

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