Apr 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Steampunkin!

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 My new DT cohort, Niki from Pawsitively Creative is having a birthday today, so hop on over and show her some love.  You will be so inspired by her awesome makes!  As you can tell by her blog background, Niki loves industrial and steampunk.  I was lucky enough to have my friend Bonnie loan me this fabulous gear stamp by Stampers Anonymous.  Thanks Bonnie!  I had a blast using it to make this card.
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 I tore my three panels then stamped and embossed the top and bottom in gold.  Then I proceeded to layer watercolor, mostly black, but also some green and brown.
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 The focal image is a new stamp by Kaiser Craft, I thought it was so cool and could go either steampunk or Victorian easily.  Do you agree?
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 The bottom two layers were stamped with Finnabair texture stamps by Prima.  I love every one of these!  I tucked in some scrap papers that I had stamped and watercolored to complete the collage.  I do hope Niki will like the card (and that it made it to her on time!)  Niki, you are such an encouragement and I am so excited to be on the Anything But Cute DT with you!  Happy, happy birthday!
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31 comments:

Mimi said...

Love the colors here! When I see the awesome focal image, I want to dress it up like a paper doll! Ues, you could take this stamp many directions, and we know you will! :-) happy friday

brenda said...

What wonderfully rich colours Autumn, the deep green and gold really make a statement piece.

B x

Maxine D said...

What a stunner Autumn - love the gold on black, and that image is delightful.
Blessings
Maxine

Marty Fishman said...

Autumn, what an amazing card that Niki is sure to love - who wouldn't?! Love all of the layers and the green here and there just pops. I agree about your new stamp and like it so much I've added it to my wish list!
Also wanted to congratulate you on your new DT post on Anything But Cute - that is so awesomeand they made a great choice adding you to the team!!!

Petra Swart said...

Wonderful layering and so beautiful in the dark colours with the gold, Autumn!!!! Simply stunning!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Autumn!! I love the design and the details!! The texture and layers are so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sara Barker said...

Great design, and I'm sure Niki loved getting this steampunk card! right up her alley, and so much to look at! Love that stamp, and i agree it could go two (maybe even more) ways! Hugs!

rachel said...

stunning card autumn - so much going on and I love the pop of green - beautiful work that your friend will adore! Hugs rachel x

Juliz Design Post said...

Wonderful card Autumn and super steampunk design. Loving the focal image stamp.
Hugs, Julie x

Lynn Price said...

Niki will absolutely LOVE this, Autumn - fabulous steampunk approach that is right up her street, for sure! Love all your layers - and that black and gold background is perfect! xxx Lynn

Redanne said...

This is such a great card, and just so, so perfect for Niki. I don't recall seeing that stamp before but I will be looking out for it now! Hugs, Anne xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

I have to say that this card is even more awesome sauce in real life! Holy pepperoni does that gold embossed background make everything pop! The textures and layers are fantabulous to touch and the focal image is totes wowzers! Such a sweet lady to send me this wonderful card and thank you so very very much! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Virginia Lu said...

Well done! Love the choice of colors, especially the green ribbons and gold embossing! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Paper Profusion said...

What a fab design layout Autumn. Stunning card. Happy birthday to Niki. Nicola x

Remya Sreekanth said...

This is so fabulous Autumn .. I Loved the golden embossing on Black with green splashes :) xoxo Remya

Macarena said...

I like the colors and gold and black embossing. Very pretty and classy card. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hugs, Marzena

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! I admire your art work, Autumn, this so amazing and love the vintage loo!

Claudia N. said...

Aweseome layering, textures and colours, Autumn! A fabulous card indeed!
Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Craftyfield said...

Perfect Steampunk and simply gorgeous! I love this Kaiserkraft image and, yes, I think it's both Steampunk and Victorian.

butterfly said...

What a brilliant steampunk make - and I'm glad to see it actually includes the Victorian element (which ought to always be there for steampunk - otherwise it's just industrial, really!). Love the details like the thread and all those gilded cogs.
Alison x

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Autumn...amazing texture and detail...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely, beautiful, feminine steampunk creation, Autumn. I love that you have captured the poised, feminine theme, while incorporating steampunk-y, gold embossed elegance! What an imaginative achievement! The vintage colors are perfect for the fashion's timeframe. Gorgeous, and pinned! Hugs, de

Lena Holmström said...

This is fab. I love that textire and color combination. Thank you for joining us at MMW

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Autumn, this is awesome! Love the gold embossed!!!

Karen B. said...

This is one style I just cannot do. It amazes me to see these kinds of projects, as they are so detailed and intricate and lovely, yours is no exception! What beautiful colors and design!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Wonderful gift! I love such Victorian ladies turn into feminine steampunk style :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful !
Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges and good luck !
Maryvonne , DT Member

Karen Petitt said...

That is so very gorgeous and beautiful and I am sure that Nikki will love it!
Now I have used your link and I can get to mixed media world from your blog so will do some investigation, don't you worry about it I will see what's going on lol! Karen x

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant steampunk love the colours and images,great embossing and yes could easily go Victorian
Carol x

A Pink said...

What a terrific steampunk card! Autumn n so kind of you to make it for Nikki . Sure she'll love it .
hugs x

ßeulah ßee said...

Great layers and embossing details--congrats on the Simon spotlight!

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