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  • Steampunk Valentines

    Designed By Clare Howell

    Here’s a trendy new spin on Valentine’s Day cards! Steampunk art is all the rage and you can combine the best of this style in Jolee’s dimensional stickers and Inkadinkado rubber stamps for a dramatic look. Here are three different visuals using the same basic materials. Enjoy!

Directions:

1. For each Valentine, fold a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of black cardstock in half to create a side-folding card. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 7/8" x 4 3/8" and mount to the center of the card’s front panel. Set aside.

2. Cut white cardstock to 2 3/4" x 4 1/4". Stamp the Cogs image with black ink as desired on the panel, choosing the density of the ink color by either stamping directly after inking or stamping first on scrap paper then onto the cardstock for a softer, more faded image. You can stamp the image multiple times to fill the space, perhaps making your images different densities. Colorize the full panel with your choice of one or more dye inks using a piece of sponge as an applicator. Adhere this panel to the center of your card.

3. Stamp the Clock with Wings image once or twice, depending on which card you are making. Fussy-cut the wings and colorize with dye inks, adding glitter glue to the edges. Adhere the wings to the back of the heart sticker you will be using. If layering two sets of wings, offset them slightly. Attach the wings and sticker to the card.

4. Add further embellishments such as the pearls and gear stickers.

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Other Supplies

  • Cardstock: white, black
  • Dye inks: red, orange, brown, blue, black, purple
  • Glitter glue: red, orange, purple
  • Pieces of sponge

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