10.07.2010

Observation of the Day: I need more Steampunk in my life. Just say'n.

I love the Steampunk style, but for some reason creating in it is a bit intimidating. Quite frankly, that is silly because it suits me really well.

Last night I had one of those nights - you know, where you know you should go to bed so you do and then you abruptly pop out of bed a few restless minutes later causing one dog to jump out of her skin and the other to sigh, annoyed that you have disturbed her comfy position on the bed. You know...one of THOSE nights. Why did I pop out of bed? Because I HAD to make something. It simply HAD to be done. And it had to be with this stamp.


This is Flight of Frank from Scrolls Work Stamps. Yup. I pretty much love this stamp. And now that I have inked it and used it. I pretty much love it even more!

Let's Just.... Steampunk Card


*sigh* Happy Frank. He's flying. I love flying. I want to fly. You may have noticed that a lot of my art steers in the flying direction....*sigh*. Love it.

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I also incorporated the Cog Set from Scrolls Work into this card. To create that sort of weathered look I stamped them in gold pigment ink and then embossed with a copper ultra-thick embossing powder. Using only one coat of UTEE allowed for there to be some minor cracks and then I bent the paper to add some more distressing. I love the slightly aged look that resulted!

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And...just in case you are curious, Frank is flying over London at the moment. Just say'n.

And now, my friends, I feel a desperate need to go buy lots of fun cogs and doo-hickeys of various kinds because I REALLY love Steampunk. Just say'n.

I am joining the following parties:

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23 comments:

  1. That is a great stamp and terrific card!

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  2. LOVE this card Jingle! Love Frank, love the cogs, love the map of London! (Although I would much prefer a map of Italy.)

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  3. Jingle,
    LOVE this and am so glad you got out of bed to make it!! Love the embossed gears and they go so well with this stamp!!

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  4. This is AWESOME Jingle. That stamp is wonderful!!

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  5. jingle,
    that is just so cute! love the stamping!

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  6. Love that card! Really like the copper colored embossing-great detail!

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  7. Well I say you nailed the "Steampunk" right on the head! This is flying awesome!

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  8. I am the same way. Creatively, if I don't get it out when it hits, it won't let go until I do:-)

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  9. He looks like he is enjoying his trip! Love how you did the rusty old cogs! I think I might be able to help you out in needing more department! :D
    ~Jacque

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  10. Very cool-looking card! Good job

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  11. This card is magnificent.
    I love that you put a map as the background.

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  12. This card is ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS!!!
    I have fallen hard head over heels in love with the Steampunk style after I did my mini envelope book a few weeks ago *sigh* You did an amazing job :)

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  13. Oooh! I love this! And, *lowering my voice to a whisper* I am now going to go google "Steampunk style" to learn what it is. Because I am seriously intruiged.

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  14. Wowza! I Love this, and Frank looks awesome. The cogs are brilliant! ~Diane

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  15. oh wow, that is amazing, it was so worth losing sleep over! hugs Debx

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  16. This is awesome! LOVE That UTEE stuff you've used. (Not something I've ever had the guts to play with....I'm good at making MESSES with that kind of stuff!) HA!

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  17. Oh fantastic inspired steampunk-_ I too love it but often don't know where to start. This is truly perfection!

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  18. I love Steampunk too as you probably know :) Love you card, inspires me to get back to working in paper. So fun! Thanks for posting. Peace! Bridgette

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  19. Way cool Jingle, great use of these stamps!

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  20. You did a great job with this. I love steampunk, too. My hubby does, as well. He's hoping that someday there will be a "steampunk" fair just like there are Ren faires. Maybe someday! Theresa

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  21. Wow, *that*'s Scrolls Works?? Tell your new teammate that I really *am* going to be in trouble!! Steam punk is awesome!

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  22. Great Card! I'm always looking for new steampunk craft projects.

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