Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steam Punk Nipper Winston

I've got a cool metal foil card to share with you today!
For this fun steam punk background I embossed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  piece of foil sheet tape with the Riveted Metal Embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I then hand embossed some more lines with an embossing tool and  pressed some circles inside the squares using the tip of a click-open pen (without the ink clicked on).  Next I painted over the whole sheet with black acrylic paint - rubbing most of it off after I applied it.  I also rubbed some Rub N Buff Autumn Gold Wax metallic cream over some of it and buffed it with a paper towel.
 
 My cute little aviator is a digital image from Octopode Factory named Steam Punk Nipper Winston. I colored him with Copics. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse and I die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability. Both are layered onto the foil with foam dots.
I made this card for the Technique challenge over on Split Coast.  I feel like I cheated a little using an embossing folder to create my foil background instead of hand tooling the whole thing  (!)   There's a great video on You Tube showing how to make your own metallic foil background here:

I actually learned this technique last May at a class with Tim Holtz - You can see the heart I made at that class on my blog post here.

Stamps: Digi Image - Steam Punk Nipper Winston - The Octopode Factory Etsy Shop, sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Foil Tape Sticky Back sheets 6"x12" - Ranger, black acrylic paint, brush, Riveted Metal Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, Copics: BG32, BG10, E00, E31, E37, N6, N12, R20, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Rub n Buff Autumn Gold Wax Metallic Cream

7 comments:

sue morris said...

I love this Julia! This is SO cute! I'm going to go check out the store for these adorable images! Thank you for showcasing it so well!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Oh I love this.

What a fabulous image. I have 2 teenage Grandsons who will love these images. Thanks for introducing me to the site.

Must have a go at your background it looks really interesting and ideal for male cards.

Love Sheila x

Vicki Parson said...

AH!! What a cute little guy!! I love your fabulous background!! So clever!!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Julia! The embossed riveted background is the perfect match with the cute image!

Renee said...

This is awesome Julia...
I LOVE that background!
Perfect for this steampunk guy! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, you really created a gorgeous background -- perfect with the image.

Dianne said...

I'm not a steampunk girls but this card is fabulous, the background you created looks fabulous, you have colored that image perfectly all punky, thanks for sharing..