Saturday, January 18, 2020

"Possibility Begins" Steampunk Industrial Card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Welcome to my creative space!

I was under the weather for a while and then got busy preparing to host our family gathering for Christmas, so haven't been spending much time in my studio. I'm delighted to be back with this steampunk/industrial card I created for our son-in-law, Andrew's, birthday.

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is all about rust.

You can find the challenge HERE.

I die cut the gears and other elements from chipboard using Tim Holtz's Sizzix Steampunk and Industreal Bigz dies, then used Finnabair rust pastes, metallic paints and waxes to achieve the rusty patina effect that looks just like metal. I just adore the grit in the rust paste that not only gives the color of rust, but the gritty texture as well. I also added rusty patina to the Word Band, Philosophy Tag, Clock, and hardware pieces using Finnabairs metallic waxes.

Here's a list of supplies used to create this card:

Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ 8x8 Paper Stash - Abandoned
Chipboard ~ Upcycled
Cardstock ~ Black - From my Stash
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Hardware Heads
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Word Bands
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Timepieces
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Philosophy Tags
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Hardware Accents
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Special Screws
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Microbeads: Bronze; Black
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Gilt Trip
Stampendous ~ Bronzed Mica Fragments
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics: Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics: Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy: Metallique Wax - Rich Copper; Peacock
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste: Northern Lights - Turquoise
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste: Brown Rust
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste: Red Rust
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste: Gold Rust
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Patina Effect Paste: Brass
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Patina Effect Paste: Blue
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy ~ Metallique Acrylic Paint: Emerald Green
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - Black
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Steampunk Parts Bigz Die
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Industrial Bigz Die
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Sizzix ~ Bigshot

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. So many brilliantly rusty elements - they look amazing. Fabulous piece!
    Alison x

  2. Really fun piece of work. Love the dimension and texture you have created.
    Diana @ Playing

  3. GOR-GEOUS!!!! I love how you brought out all the rich tones of rust! I love the greens and browns and swirls of color. This is elegant and masculine and full of inspiration all at once! Thanks for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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