Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Hello arty people! Teresa Abajo here bringing you a couple of samples using the new Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp. This stamp is fantastic for masculine themed cards - and I know we all need more ideas for masculine cards! 

Here's my first card:

I stamped the Steampunk Squares Collage stamp using black ink and then embossed it with copper embossing powder. The squares were then coloured with Distress Inks and an Aquash brush, then cut out.

I layered each square onto some ink stained cotton gauze, before adhering them to a background that has been stamped with the Cogs Background stamp and coloured with Distress Spray Stains.

I then finished the card off with some twine, a couple of mini metal cogs, a sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments stamp set and a word from the Steampunk stamp set.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Cogs Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo
Distress Spray Stain: Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge
Aquash Brush Medium
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Copper
Ink: Versafine Tuxedo Black, Archival Jet Black
Idea-ology Mini Metal Gears

For my second card, I went for a textured mixed media look:

I started by stamping the Gazette Background stamp with black ink onto some tissue paper and adhering torn strips of this onto some cardstock with gesso. Then I applied texture paste through a brick stencil, and when it was dry I stamped the Cogs Collection Eclectic stamp with brown ink and the Postcards Texture stamp with grey ink randomly over the background. To complete the background I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, spattered some Gathered Twigs Distress Spray stain and stamped some of the words and the lightglobe from the Steampunk stamp set.

To create the squares, I stamped the Steampunk Squares stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Coffee ink, cut them out and sponged them with Vintage Photo ink. These were then adhered to the background with one slightly overlapping the other. I then applied Glossy Accents here and there and sprinkled microbeads over the card, and used Glossy Accents again to adhere some Ideaology metal cogs to finish the card off.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Cogs Collection Eclectic Stamp 
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp
Tissue paper
Texture paste
Stencils: Kaisercraft Mini Mix
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Coffee
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Spray Stain: Gathered Twigs
Glossy Accents
Microbeads: gold
Idea-ology Mini Metal Gears

Thanks for looking!


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