Nice to see you here today. This week I was wanting to play with the Crafts Ann's steampunk dies from Cheery Lynn Designs but also wanting to do a Christmas layout as Christmas just around the corner now. So I decided to mix dies that I wouldn't normally use together and I just love the results. Sometimes it is good to work out of the box and venture doing something different.
I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and spritzed it with water and crinkled it up a few times to get a nice texture . I then rubbed a ink pad over it and spritzed it again to make the ink move around and blend. I matted it with black. I then took a piece of map paper and torn it round the edges a little and inked it to give it a old look. That was my base done ready to add die cuts to make my layout. The sentiment Christmas Wish is from the Merry Christmas Set and the Make a Wish Phrases .
I cut the Frame and layered it onto the map. All the steampunk dies were colors with Inka Gold to give them a nice metal look. This Frame set is awesome as the center has gears, nuts, bolt, wrench, screwdriver and chain cut outs making it great die set for men and boy cards. The Old Car was cut three times. The first one I left as my base to build on. The second one I cut the tires off and put silver paper behind to give a chrome look to the cuts outs. The third one I cut the tires off again and embossed the car body with Micro black embossing powder to give it a nice paint job. When all assembled the tires sit back in a little like the real thing. Got to love this old car too.
Here is a photo of the corner using the Corner #3 with the wrench and screw driver beside it from the frame set. The Poinsettia Strip and Holly Leaves were layered on top.
This is the top corner. The poinsettia's were cut from burgundy velvet paper and the centers were gears tiny gears from the Gears and Frame set. There tiny gears make great centers for the poinsettia's. The poinsettias were layered onto the Snowflake 2. The gear strip along the top is the Border #15 . The clock it from the Romantic set. I used silver liquid pearls in the centers also and on some of the gears for rivets.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of the steampunk and Christmas dies used together.
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Frame (Set of 11) - CAFR-18
Corner #3 - CABD-106
Border #15 - CABRD-15
Old Car - CABD-33
Romantic (Set of 3) - CABD-18
Gears (Set of 9) - B340
Snowflake 2 - DL166
Poinsettia Strip - B324
Holly Leaves - B183
Merry Christmas Set - B186
Make a Wish Phrases - B251