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Thursday, 25 October 2012

icy steampunk for creative expressions DT

well here i am again with an icy and frosty make
using the fab steampunk set
 from Creative Expressions ,
designed by Sam Poole...
this time i have gone for a really icy and frosty feel,
using a favourite seasonal distress of mine..iced spruce...
I just LOVE this colour!
so here is my card :
wish i could get the shimmer and
and yummy colour to show better...

i started by inking the background with iced spruce DI,
flicking with water and then
drying with heat tool.
i then added the small cog stamped for snowflakes,
and the next smallest cog..in iced spruce
and edged the card in evergreen bough.
next i put some rock candy distress stickles onto my craft mat
and applied very gently to card..
don't over rub as the ink will blend.
the bird was stamped 3 times using black archival ink,
coloured with distress inks and then
covered in a light coating of glue and seal and coated with loose rock candy distress
( THIS STUFF IS FAB!!!!a subtle sparkle and the colours shine through!)
i did the same to another wing and small wing part
and layered..
to complete the card ,
i added some dimensional flowers
made using Tim tattered floral die..
and a few twigs..
and added liquid pearls to snowflakes centres
let me know what you think!
and thanks for taking time in your busy day
to stop by and maybe leave a comment
they are all very appreciated...

have a fun and inky day!


  1. ...a great card Trace, just loVe that Sam Poole stamp, all your ingredients have been brought together beautifully, loVe all the sparkle gorgeous flowers and the perched bird looking majestic in his tophat & the cogs look great as snowflakes...an awesome card Trace...Melxx :)

  2. A beautiful card Trace. I really love the colour choice (must give it a go!). I have the distress stickle glitter too and love the subtle effect you've created here. I really love that bird stamp - wish they sold them separately. Sorry I haven't visited lately. Been under the weather and only really making and doing what I must do. Back now and will hopefully not miss your lovely creations.

  3. What a great card, love the distress glitter, you have encouraged me to unscrew the top off mine that a bought a while back.
    Amanda x

  4. Now that works impressively well. Steampunk and ice - a combo made in heaven. Methinks this Rock Candy glitter has now become a must on my list. You're a genius Trace. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. marvelous Trace and I do like the rock candy glitter Distress. Beautiful the bird with this and also you marvelous flowers.
    Lovely greet

  6. Great card, the flowers and birds are fantastic. Love the colors.

  7. Fabulous card. Love the real frosty look. Gorgeous flowers too. x

  8. Love the soft colours and subtle sparkle of this card. Really beautiful xx

  9. a special cutie steampunk creation! unique!

  10. Lovely card Trace, really like your colour choice, so subtle and effective for your card. Love the use of glitter and those flowers are stunning. Tracy x x

  11. It's fun to see a card made by you! And in the perfect colour for an really frosty look! The stamp is great and how you made it dimensional too! Hugs, Gerrina

  12. stunning card Trace - amkes me feel all chilly - brr!!!! Love the icy flowers xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! And I can see what you mean about the Rock Candy glitter - a really subtle version of bling... Your flowers look sensational, and I love the icy hues - terrific make!
    Alison x

  14. Gorgeous Trace, love everything about it, from the icy colours to the dimensional steampunk bird. xx

  15. What a frosty feel that has. I love that color distress ink, too, and just got some of that glitter-it's great, and I am not a big glitter girl. Those flowers are beautiful, so classy.

  16. So sparkly and pretty! Great job, Trace!

  17. Well I just love your card!! The pictures never really show how gorgeous a card is but we all know that. Thanks for telling us how you created this master piece - it sure looks frosty to me!!!!


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