Thursday, April 5, 2012

LR Hippity Steampunk Blog Hop

It is time for the Steampunk Easter Blog hop. As usual, life went a little crazy, but I got my card done. Yes, I said card. I had other plans, but it just didn't come out the way I planned. Then I goofed and what I had completed, is a project that can not be revealed quite yet. I stared playing around and this card developed.
To make this card, I cut a piece of craft cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 inches. I scored it at 4 inches and folded to create the base. I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 5 3/8 x 3 7/8. One was for the cardfront and one was for the inside. I then inked/distressed the front with Tim Holtz distress inks in Vintage Photo and Broken China.
I stamped the images with Ranger Archival ink in sepia. The images are from Inkadoo and they are the Steampunk stamp set. I used Walnut stain distress ink and walnut stain distressed embossing powders to stamp Happy Easter. The stamp is out of the CTMH Happy Easter set.
I added copped Liquid Pearls to the crown on top of the balloon. I colored the balloon using Spiced Marmalade distress ink. I simply pressed the ink pad to my nonstick mat and then sprayed the ink with water in a mini mister. I then used a q-tip to color in the balloon.I applied Glossy Accents to some of the flowers on balloon.


I added a Tim Holtz gear and game spinner. I layered a few Prima flowers and added the copper liquid pearls to teh center of those also. It needed just a little more, so I grabbed a few cheap little white roses. They were in a bag in the $1 section at M's. They were way too white for this card, so I pressed them onto a spiced marmalade distress ink pad. It edges were bright orange. I sprayed them with a mini mister to make the ink spread, but they still weren't ready. I sprayed them with some Creme De Chocolate glimmer mist. It was still not quite right. I sprayed them with some copper glimmer mist (my favorite shade of glimmer mist) and they were perfect. I love the way the roses turned out.

I hope you enjoy my little project and will head on over to see Jess B's project. She is uber talented, so I know she has something great in store.
 

Leslie gave us this great code to use, so there is no getting lost.
Happy Crafting!

24 comments:

Ava Fernandez said...

This is such a beautiful card Kathy Jo

Regena said...

really nice. I am glue challenged so i am impressed.

Lee said...

great card, love that air ship

Pammejo said...

Great card, love the hot air balloon ship, so fun. TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Linda Kittmer said...

Very nice card. The hot air balloon is so much fun.

Terri Sproul said...

wow, really nice job...

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Gorgeous card ! Totally love it ! X Fab

BurningRubber said...

That is so pretty!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a beautiful card, KathyJo. I love how you dimensionalized the balloon with the Glossy Accents. It really makes it.

Lyneen said...

Beautiful love the hot air balloon... beautiful embellishments!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! I love the embellishments :)

leslierahye said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Kathy Jo! I love the metal pieces sneaking out from behind the flowers and the balloon is gorgeous! Thank you for being a part of my hippity steampunk easter blog hop!

Morninglass said...

What a lovely card! it is very beautiful.

Susan said...

Great colors on that card, thank you!

BevinUSA said...

So very pretty I loved how you used other things that fit right into your card

Jean M said...

Such a lovely combination of elements and colors, it's great!

paula said...

I LOVE balloons! This is very pretty and very steampunky too! Thanks for your instructions!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Excellent. Your card is gorgeous! Can I have it?! The colors are perfect for steampunk and you chose all fitting pieces for the theme as well. Perfect. I learned about some new techniques/products as well. Good description!

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Jess B. said...

Fantastic card love everything about it. TFS

cass said...

Terrific card, love the steampunk theme and the colours.

Molossus said...

Wonderful card!

Raven said...

Very nice card. Like all the things you used to make it unique. Love liquid pearls.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Beautiful card! I love the detail!

Molly Smith said...

This card is gorgeous, Kathy Jo. Love the colors and embellishments, but your small added details in the design are awesome. ~Molly

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