July12A different approach today.  I am still working with my Woodware Clear Bubble bloom Clarissa stamp.

I have already shared two creations with you this week using this stamp and have more to come yet – a head full of ideas for this lovely stamp design.

Today’s creation has a much more industrial steampunk feel to it. 

I started by finding a piece of brown card – I was looking for my Kraft card – but it was hiding – so I thought this beige piece would be close enough.  I stamped and embossed my stamp using a sparkle copper embossing powder.


I didn’t want the leaves to look bare, nor did I want them to overpower the design, so I thought they would blend in the best if I used them with the same embossing powder.  Originally my first thought was copper glitter, but thought I may as well emboss them.  I used my Versamark pen to colour in the leaves and apply the powder and emboss.  Be careful when you heat, you don’t want to overheat the bubbles on the design.

Next I gathered together my metal bits and pieces.  Some were from our altered art findings grab bag – an absolute must buy if you like steampunk and altered art!  The rest were random beadcaps I had in my jewellery workbox.  I arranged all the pieces so I had a good mix of colours, shapes and sizes and also found some of the little watch hands in the grab bag to add to the swirls too.

July12aOnce I had laid it all out, I used my Glossy Accents as a glue to slowly stick each piece down.  A bit of trial and error on this – I started putting the glossy accents onto the card, OK for flat bits, but not for the beadcaps, so then did a combination of a dab on the cardstock and a dab around the bottom of the beadcap and that seemed to do the trick!

I was quite pleased with the end result a real industrial looking flower!

Always worth a rummage through bead findings and charms – ideal to put onto your card projects.

Back tomorrow with a different design


happy crafting




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