Thursday, April 21, 2016

Steampunk Hot Air Balloon

Hello! What a fun week it's been so far with the Stampendous team showing off their makes with Scrapbook Adhesives. As you may already know, but it bears repeating, there are prizes to be won! And you can get all of that info over at the Stampendous Blog. But there's a sneak peek of the prizes below!

For my project today, I have a Steampunk card to share. I love steampunk, and when I found out we were releasing the Hot Air Balloon from Dreamweaver Stencils, I was thrilled. I thought it would be perfect for a steampunk card.

DWLL3003: Hot Air Balloon
EI101: Bloss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber
FREG044: Seasonings Embossing Powder
DWLJ911: Gears Stencil
DWDCP: Copper Embossing Paste
EJK07: Bronze Encrusted Jewels Kit
FRG01C: Silver Glass Glitter
FREG026: Aged Black Embossing Enamel
DWDPK: Palette Knife

My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Imagine Crafts: Celestial Copper and Bronze Burst Delicata Ink, Tear It! Tape
Scrapbook Adehsieves: Black Foam Squares
Metallic F/X: Glacier Lake
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Prism: Black cardstock
Embossing Gun

1. Tape the Hot Air Balloon Stencil to a piece of black cardstock. Usig the Boss Gloss Dauber bottle, apply embossing ink all over the stencil. Remove stencil, and sprinkle Seasonings Embossing Powder on top, shake off excess, and heat from underneath. Tear around the embossed image, and apply Celestial Copper ink around the edges. Set aside.

2. Attach the Gears Stencil to another piece of black cardstock with tape. Using a palette knife, apply Copper Embossing Paste all over the stencil. Remove (and wash) stencil. Sprinkle Bronze Glass Glitter and Vintage Mahogany Glitter from the Bronze Encrusted Jewels kit in the wet paste. Sprinkle Silver Glass Glitter and Glacier Lake Metallic F/X to the wet paste as well, and heat with embossing gun. Set aside.

3. Create the card base using Ocean Side colored cardstock to 10" x 6 1/2" and fold. Apply Tear It! Tape down the right side and bottom about 1/4" away from the edge. Sprinkle Aged Black Embossing Enamel to the tape, shake off excess and heat. Ink the edges of the card base with Bronze Burst Delicata ink.

4. Glue the Gears background to the card base using Zip Dry Glue. Using black foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives, attach the balloon on a slight angle on to the card.

Here you can see some of the dimension of not only the paste and glass glitters, but also the foam squares, embossing powders and layers.

I loved making this card. All of the fabulous metallics and textures make me happy. A huge thank you to Scrapbook Adhesives for supplying the team with some of their amazing products. I just adore the black foam squares. Below are the folks that are hopping today. Please be sure to visit and leave them some love. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)


Laura Turcotte said...

Great card!!

JudyH said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your shimmering metallics, the textures and design with the gears and balloon look AMAZING together ... I want to reach out and touch it!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INSPIRAITON and tutorial :)

TracyM #6773 said...

OOPS - I forgot to say that I'm from Australia

Pam B said...

Awesome card!

Michele Henderson said...

Gorgeous balloon card! I love that terrific gold embossing!
Take care!

barbara macaskill said...

My heart is doing a salsa right now!! Such a gorgeous card!! I absolutely adore the metallic embossing on the gears and hot air balloons!! Very drol worthy! TFS!

Elaine said...

Like what you did on that card. Stenciling is fun!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love all the embossing and the hot air balloon!

Greta said...

So elegant & beautiful!

cghundley said...

Awesome work on
your card. Love
the glitter on it.
Carla from Utah

karenajo said...

Fantastic card -love the steampunk !!!

Deborah said...

Oh I just love Steampunk and your card is a lovely example. This is a very classy example of Steampunk just wonderful tfs.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Thank you for inspiration!!! Beautiful card!

Mary Holshouser said...

All of the gears work so well as a
background for the hot air balloon.
I'm hooked on hot air balloons
(I didn't think I would like to ride
in one but I loved it).
the balloon is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Very cool. I like all the sparkle and shine.

NicoleN said...

Lovely card.

Rea' said...

OMG your hot air balloon is amazing , I think I'm adding that stencil to my list. What a beautiful background on your card... yummy copper embossing paste... love it !

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the look of steampunk. This is totally gorgeous.

McStamper said...

What an awesome card.

Corinne said...

so AWESOME, love the vintage feel and look!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the textures and shine! Pretty embossing paste and powder!

on a good day said...

Beautiful card! I love the metal look of it and the balloon is a great fpcal point. tfs Germaine

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the encrusted jewels that you used on the gears background. It looks wonderful with the balloon floating over it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic card! Love that stencil and all the sparkle!

Leanne said...

Beautifully done.

Joela Pascoe said...

That is an amazing card love steampunk

Jean said...

Wonderful textures!

Tee said...

The metallic textures you created on this card are fantastic! I love steampunk!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Loving all of your textures. Beautiful!