Steampunk cat card project



Hi everyone, today I’m showing you this quick and fun card project using a combination of different elements.



Step 1:

I started my project by die cutting a rectangle panel, two sizes smaller than my card base, from some watercolour card stock. First I stamped on the panel with a stamp by ABstudio (ID-209) using Archival Ink in “Coffee”, and than I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over a TCW stencil (TCW922s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.


Step 2:

When dry I added colour to my background: for this I used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in “Blue Hawaiian Blue”. You can apply the powder to your project with a dry (fan) brush and then spray the powder pigment with water, which makes the colour run. Work in small area’s at a time, that way you have more control over your end result. Also add a little powder each time, these powders are very potent, you don’t need a lot of them! You can add more layers if you want to darken the colour.


To add something extra I then melted some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in “Chalk it Up” in certain area’s to create a more interesting background for the eye to look at. Take a pinch of the embossing powder between two fingers (like salt) and sprinkle it onto the area’s you want it to go. Keep the paper level and heat the powder from underneath. Because the powder is not attached to sticky ink if you would melt the powder from above it would go flying everywhere.



Step 3:

For my embellishment I stamped a stamp by ABstudio (ID-538) onto light coloured craft card stock using Memento ink in “Rich Cocoa” using a stamping tool like the MISTI. Then I took a white coloured pencil ( Derwent Drawing “Chinese White”) and added some highlights. I also added some dark brown fineliner/marker to the eyes to make them stand out more.

Next I fussy cut the image leaving a small border. In the end I also used a craft knife to cut out some inner parts of the image.


Step 4:

For my sentiment I used one of the quotes from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology “Small Talk” sticker set, cut it in two and adhered it to some dark blue card stock. I also die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some reddish brown card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue.

On these combined panels I adhered the quote and wrapped it around the right hand side adhering it on the back using regular tape. I also adhered the steampunk cat using one millimetre thick foam tape.

To finish this quick card project I now only have to adhere this combination to a craft coloured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:


And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!

© 2016 by Make Your Life Colourful