To create the stamped and embossed panel on the front of this card you only need an embossing folder, a few stamps, and some ink. What could be easier? Notice...zero printed paper! I used all fabulous WorldWin Papers cardstock!
I used several metallic inks to add color directly to the stamp by tapping the surface of the stamp with the ink pads. I don't worry too much about my ink pads getting messy or mixing the ink. It's just ink... I stamped the dress form image onto kraft cardstock. I love this WorldWin kraft.
Make sure you allow the ink to dry and then emboss the kraft cardstock with an embossing folder. I did stamp the image BEFORE I embossed the paper because I wanted to have the stamped image "behind" the raised embossing. Rub the raised surfaces with brown chalk ink.
The very cool Couture Creations folder, is called Uber. There are several folders on the market with gears or clocks or other "steampunky" images. This is a new one to my collection. I think the WorldWin cardstock embosses so nicely!
I then used metallic inks to stamp the gear images onto the cardstock. I overlapped the raised embossing and the main stamped image. I trimmed the panel to size and used it to create a card.
I used other stamps to decorate the inside of the card to match. Hope you had some steampunk fun here today!
Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan
Treasures Textured Pitch Black
Hampton Art stamps:
Graphic 45 Steampunk (IC0057M)
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells (G45SSIC-255)
Studio g Happy Birthday (1086836)
Studio g ditto Dreams Come True (PS0559)
Hampton Art supplies: Ki Memories: bling
Clearsnap ink: Colorbox Chalk: Butterscotch, Chestnut Roan Colorbox Pigment: Pheasant Gold, Burnt Copper, Verdigris, Gold Brocade, Black
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Uber
Die templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares