Phew, I managed to get a bunch of Christmas cards out the door yesterday and then ‘SLAPS hand to forehead’…. I forgot to take photos of all the cards I had quickly made from the images I had coloured for the store. They were nice and CAS but they were good!! ROFL! So sorry… they are now on the way to their new owners without photos….
I do have to share these steampunk Santa cards I made back in October though. I just LOVE how they turned out and as you can see I had a lot of fun adding bits and bobs, ripping paper and playing with ink!
This one is using Hopter Santa coloured with copics, the red is most likely R22, R24, R29, E29 and some gray. Beard looks like it is warm grays and the gold I usually use is Y11, Y15, Y18, YR24 and sometimes will add a brown for extra depth too. The trick with shiny gold is to leave ‘WHITE’ where you want it to shine and you can be totally random and it still looks good.
THe blue sky was coloured all one colour and then after I cut out the circle I inked the edge with distress inks and sponge. Then I added the ‘snow’ with a white pen called ‘Molotow’ given to me by DT gal Debbie. It’s the BEST opaque pen I have tried but can get blobby when you first start so best to ink off your project first!
Here’s a close up of the ‘Cog Snowflakes & Cog Works‘ chipboard I designed up especially for these Santas! Obviously I thought the idea of ripping the paper and stuffing the cogs in was pretty cool when I took this photo. haha!
These have been coated with my FAVOURITE gold stuff…. it’s by a company called Viva and I think it is called precious metal colour – this one is no: 901. I saw them demoed at a show earlier this year and made my friends Debbie and Alyce buy them too!! LOL It was quite amusing and we still laugh about the Ferro paste I made them buy too as they left theirs sitting in the bag for weeks and I think Alyce is still to try hers.
OK on this side you can see I elevated the main image and stuck a bunch of cogs here and there… Oh and you can see the gold stuff on the edge of the image there too… I wanted the cogs to look a little rustic and so inked them with various distress inks and added a ‘green’ version of the gold stuff to the red cogs.
The papers are by Prima called the Craftsman collection. Fabulous for boyish cards!!
I have used all the same goodies from the previous card to put it together.
The sentime comes from the Angel Singing Carols Rubber Stamp and I heat embossed it white
That’s it! I do love the whole steampunk look and feel and have fun experimenting with this style.
These Santas are really fun and EASY to colour too as a lot of the shading is already done for you. Youjust need to add some colour!
Thanks so much for stopping by!