Thursday, July 08, 2021

Stamper's Anonymous Summer 2021 - Observations Dreamer Steampunk Card

Hello everyone! Today, I have the fourth make using new stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous...a punky one! This card is made with the new Observations Stamp Set which is a new fav of mine now, and lots of Ranger color. I am always on the look out for industrial steampunk type stamps and goods, and this sets fits the bill, plus houses a sagely gent! This card was also so simple and fast to put together which I don't often do. Enjoy!
Cut White Heavystock to 4 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Gather Salvaged Patina, Brushed Corduroy, and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stains from Ranger, as well as a water mister. Lightly mist the Heavystock piece with water, and then spray Salvaged Patina around bottom left and top right corners of the paper. Spray the Brushed Corduroy around the top left and lower right portions, and then spray the Antique Linen to the middle and anywhere else that needs color. Use a heat tool to dry this.

Lay the inked Heavystock in the Stamp Platform, and stamp the gent from the Stamper's Anonymous Observations Stamp Set along the top right side using Black Soot Archival, and heat emboss with clear powder. Mask the top of the gent's head with sticky note and stamp the gears above him along the top border using the Black Soot, and then add clear powder and heat emboss. Stamp the gears again along the left border of the card in Black Soot and heat emboss with clear powder. Stamp the sentiment below the gent centering it along the bottom using Black Soot and emboss with clear powder. Stitch around the right and bottom sides of the Heavystock with black thread. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches. Stitch around the top and left side of the cardstock with white thread. Fold a kraft cardstock base card to 5 3/8 x 7 inches. Adhere the black cardstock onto the kraft base using two sided tape, and set this aside. 
Ink the edges of the stamped Heavystock with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. Apply Tarnished Brass, Antiqued Bronze, and Brushed Pewter Distress Crayons to the silicone mat and use a Detail Water Brush to pick up the crayon and color in the gears. Color in the gent's hair with Brushed Corduroy Crayon. Color around the monocle and chain with Tarnished Brass. Color in his eyes and shirt with Picket Fence Distress Crayon. Add foam tape to the back of this and adhere to the card front. Use Glossy Accents to fill in the gent's monocle and let dry. Using Collage Medium, adhere Hardware Heads and Machinery Heads to the centers of some of the gears. 
(Paper Trimmer, Glass Mat, Water Mister, Heat Tool, Stamp Platform, Sticky Note, Ink Blending Tool, Sewing Machine with Black and White Thread, Scissors, Detail Water Brush, Two Sided Tape, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Salvaged Patina, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Observations 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence 
-Ranger Glossy Accents 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Machinery Heads, Hardware Heads 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
Thanks for stopping by today. I've got one more stamped card, but before that we have the next Tim Holtz Live bringing you the new Chapter 3 Sizzix exciting!!! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Such great colours, and I love the metal work highlighting the cogs. Very cool.
    Alison x

  2. Beautiful card with the new stamps, Anita.
    Very inspiring!!

  3. Anita, this wonderful Gentleman card is so great! He’s dapper and works so well with manly gears. His hair and mustache look like they have a great texture to them. I’m guessing the clear embossing gave them that effect. Although I’ve seen this stamp a lot lately, I can’t say I’ve ever noticed his hair so much. Well done there. I loved seeing how you created this card. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

  4. Waouh absolument magnifique.
    AmitiƩs from Switzerland.

  5. Great Card! Do you prefer using Distress or Oxide sprays? Lori


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