Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Chocolate Baroque: Girly Gears and Soft Steampunk

Gosh! It's only Wednesday... and I'm so ready for the week to end. In the meantime, here are a couple of cards I made featuring stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Steampunk Butterfly A5 sheet.

First up is this this feminine number with soft colours. I inked up the background with Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Raspberry Preserve and Shaded Lilac. Next, I stamped the gears from Steampunk Butterfly with Memento London Fog ink.  The sentiment is from Patchwork Landscape A4 sheet stamped with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink.

I heat embossed the large butterfly on purple cardstock with WOW Rich Gold embossing powder and popped it up with foam tape.
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My second card is a striking red-black-white combo. For this card I stamped the quarter lace fragment from the Steampunk Butterfly A5 sheet to form a complete circle and heat embossed it with WOW Bright White embossing powder. And voila - a lace doily! Keeping it simple with a sentiment from the Pretty Poppies A5 sheet, heat embossed it with Zing! Opaque Rouge powder onto a piece of vellum. In keeping with the focal image, I also rounded the corners of the card with WRMK ½" Corner Chomper.
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There you have it - my feminine take on the steampunk style. Steampunk, like Vintage and Shabby Chic, is a mystery to me. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to work these stamps on my own terms. Yes... all you Steampunk Purists out there, feel free to snigger.... I know I am! :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. I'll see you tomorrow. There's a brand new challenge in town... and I've made a card to share with you! :) Have an awesome day, friends!



  1. These are both amazingly gorgeous Asha!! Love the embossed images on both of your designs! The gear images in the background on the top card add the perfect subtle touch to your image. The red, black and white is very striking and so beautiful with that image!! Great design today my friend!! I feel I need to create while I'm inspired here! :) HUGS

  2. What brilliant displays of embossed steam you I don't get what is meant by steam punk but the film Wild, Wild West always springs to mind!! xx

  3. Such pretty, pretty card and a great way to use steam punk!!Such a pretty card, very nice Technique!! Thank you for joining us for the 218th challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DTWAW

  4. I'm not a big fan of gears, but like so much your use of steam punk, expecially in the firt one card, this vibrant butterfly is just amazing on the superfeminine background!Fab sentiment too!!
    And love your idea to make a doily with this stamp, very beautiful result in black and white!

  5. These are both absolutely stunning!

  6. That butterfly is a stunner and really pops from the background. I also love the red, black and white card-very regal and so nicely laid out. Great works again!

  7. Fabulous stamping and gorgeous cards...I especially love the steampunk butterfly!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!

  8. Both gorgeous cards Asha, But I LOVE the steampunk butterfly and the colours..Loz

  9. Well you rocked steampunk Asha, the butterfly stamp is just amazing and perfect colours x

  10. Wonderful cards Asha, love them both. Gorgeous colours and designs, Kate x

  11. WOW love both of them and that butterfly is stunning! TFS

  12. Love the contrast of the blue butterfly on pink background and LOVE the steampunk look of this card and how you managed to make it look so elegant.

  13. Great card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  14. Striking cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  15. Gorgeous cards!! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  16. Two very beautiful creations Asha. I love them both but I adore the colour blue and the butterfly on the first one.

  17. Fab card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  18. second card woowza
    black white and red on your card looks dramatic
    but the first one wooooww woooww and woooww
    my favorite the embossing gold really stand out Asha
    so adorable love it much
    now it is 00;06 I better go to sleep Asha
    see you maybe again tomorrow try to catch up my dear
    now so tired dont want typing wrong on your post hehehe


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