A change from Christmas for today’s card. Last week I used one of the new Steampunk dies from Sue Wilson in my class. I decided to use Distress Oxides to make a background and from this I die cut out some of the dies fro the set. There are several Steampunk dies in her latest release, this one is called Indusrial Chic Mixed Essentials. The colour Oxides I used are Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain, Fossiled Amber and Peeled Paint. You don’t need to use that many just have a play, I promise you won’t get the same result each time.  I pressed some of the ink onto my non stick mat and then spritzed with water, I then swooshed the card through the ink and tried each layer. It really brings out the “oxidisation ” look that the inks were designed to do.

The stamps the stamps are from a co-ordinating set called Steampunk Sentiments and I have used some of the Oxides to stamp with.  They have also been used around the edges and I have spritzed with water and then dabbed off excess with kitchen towel.

Finally, I added some Creative Expressions Silver Gilding polish or use you use their Wax to highlight areas and added a few Silver Nailhead’s.

Hope you like it, any questions you can always leave in comments and I will get back to you.

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