Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pop It Ups Wednesday with Frances – Steampunk Birthday

Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. This time around I decided to pull out my steampunk themed dies and stamps combined with the Oval Pull Card and Jinks the Monkey to create a birthday card. I have to admit, that steampunk is a little out of my comfort zone, but it can be fun to sometimes play with something that you wouldn't normally do. 

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 - Creating the Glitter Background:
  • Attach a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that is the same size as the Stage It Stencil - Gears.
  • Turn the stencil so that the side which will be attached to the adhesive is facing up and cover all over with Versamark Ink. Adhere Stencil over the adhesive on cardstock. (NOTE: This is an important step so that the stencil can be removed easily from the adhesive)
  • Cover the stencil with the release paper that you would have removed from the adhesive tape you added to the cardstock. Use a bone folder or brayer to make sure the stencil is attached so that no glitter can get under the stencil when we start adding it.
  • Use Copper Silk Microfine Glitter to cover the stencil attached to the cardstock. Remove any excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger. (For best results, use a swiffer to remove any excess glitter that may be clinging to the stencil or cardstock.
  • Carefully remove the stencil to expose the remaining adhesive on the cardstock being carefully not to touch the adhesive. Cover the adhesive with Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove any excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger. 
  • Cut the glittered background piece so you have one piece that measures 2 1/2 inches x 6 inches and another piece which measures 1 1/4inch x 6 inches.

Step 2:
Cut a piece of metallic copper cardstock that measures 8 1/2 inches x 6 inches. Score along the long side 4 1/4 inches.
  • Using the main die from the Oval Pull Card die set, centre the centre nubs of the die on the fold of the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Cut two pieces of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock so they are 3/4 inches x 6 inches and attach to the side of each of the glitter background panels we created in step 1.
  • Adhere panels to both the left and right sided of the Pull Card using photo above as a guide.

Step 3:
Using the Jinks the Monkey die set cut the following:
  • (1) Solid Body from black cardstock.
  • (1) Detail Body from brown cardstock.
  • (1) Solid Tail from black cardstock.
  • (1) Detail Tail from brown cardstock.
  • (1) Face from flesh/tan cardstock.
  • (1) Chest from flesh/tan cardstock.
  • (1) set of inner ears from flesh/tan cardstock (you will need to use the detail body for these)
  • Assemble Monkey using photo above as a guide.
Step 4:
Using the Steampunk Charms die set cut the following:
  • (1) Hat from black cardstock.
  • (1) Hat Band from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back).
  • (1) set of Wings from White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz (no adhesive).
  • (1) Small Gear from Copper Cardstock.
NOTE: You will need to use a Metal Adaptor Plate when cutting Shimmer Sheetz.
  • Assemble Hat using photo above as a guide.
  • Adhere the Hat to the monkey's hand (see photo below)

Step 5:
Use the two oval dies from the Oval Pull Card die set to cut two large ovals from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock and two smaller ovals from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges of both white circles.
  • Layer the white ovals to the black ovals.
  • Adhere one of the oval sets to the oval on the front of the card using foam tape.
  • Adhere Jink the Monkey holding the hat to the front oval using foam tape.

Step 6:
Using the other set of white/black oval layers we created in step 5, stamp the "steampunk birthday greetings' sentiment to the centre of the white oval using black ink. 
  • Adhere to the reverse side of the oval (see photo above).
Step 7:
Using the Gears from the Steampunk Charms and Clock and Gears die set, die cut two or three of each gears from both black and copper cardstock. 
  • Layer gears as desired and use to decorate the card. Refer to photo above for placement.
  • Use a Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Sticker to the centre of each of the gears and also to the closure tab at the top of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Cardstock; Copper; Brown; Flesh
Inks - Black; Vintage Photo Distress Oxide
Blending Tool
Foam Tape


Karen Aicken said...

Wow - you did a great job with the Steampunk theme

jojot said...

wow.....that glittered bkgd is so fabulous