Saturday, September 26, 2020

Steampunk Sunflower Card & Tag

Hello BPM Fans!
As I was driving home from the grocery store yesterday, I took a different route home and spotted several rows of sunflowers in front of a house. These flowers were at least 7 or 8 feet tall and I had to stop to admire them. 

That inspired me to make this sunflower steampunk card. I hope it inspires you too to play along in this month's challenge theme, Steampunk.

  • Blank Page Muse Fall Collection 2 – Large and Small Sunflower Stamp
  • StazOn – Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Strathmore Bristol, 100 lb.
  • Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain
  • Paint Brush 
  • Acrylic Block
  • Water Bowl
  • Light-colored Kraft Cardstock for card base: 7”x10” (fold in half to make a 5”x7” card)
  • Black Cardstock for Tag: 3.25"x 6.75”
  • KaiserCraft Cut Aparts:  Miss Empire Collection, Ancestry (if you can’t find this, use cut aparts that are vintage)
  • Corner rounder 
  • Distress Collage Medium – Matte
  • Distress Collage Medium – Vintage
  • Glue brush or old paint brush (flat brush)
  • Brass-colored clock hands (optional)
Tag only: 
  • Eyelet
  • Eyelet tool
  • Jute – 15”


Stamp the two large and two small sunflowers onto the watercolor paper using StazOn ink. Next, fussy cut out your sunflowers.

Color in the sunflowers using Distress Inks. I used an acrylic block as my paint palette. I just inked the block by stamping the ink pad on it. Wet a paintbrush with water and start with painting the petals with Scattered Straw, then Wild Honey, then Walnut Stain and repeat Wild Honey to make the flowers brighter.

Paint the center of the flower with Wild Honey and Walnut Stain. Repeat this process until all the flowers are painted.

Next, cut out gears and cogs using a die cutting machine of your choice.
Inked them with a black ink pad. You can use any dye ink pad you have for this part.  

Afterwards, use turquoise acrylic paint to add color, leaving some black showing. 

Next, use the copper metallic acrylic paint to give your gears and cogs the appearance of "rust."  Be sure to leave some of the turquoise showing.  Place these aside to completely dry.
I made extra so that I can use them for future cards, but you only need 3 for the card and 3 for the tag.

For this card, I used the cut apart sheets by KaiserCraft called Miss Empire Collection, Ancestry that I’ve had in my stash for years but it is still available online at a few stores. I cut apart each design. I played around to determine what I wanted for my card and ones for my tag. 

Before gluing everything down, I recommend taking a picture with your phone so you can get the placement correct before permanently adhering everything down. 

I used Distress Collage Medium (matte) to glue all the pieces down on the card and tag, including the clock hands in the center of the sunflower. Then I used the Vintage Distress Collage Medium to seal both the card and tag. 

You only need to apply one light coat and let it dry completely. Now the card is done. 


The last step for the tag is adding an eyelet so that you can attach the jute. If you don’t want to add an eyelet, just punch a hole for the jute. I used a Crop-o-dile to add an eyelet and threaded the jute and tied a knot.  If you don’t have jute, you can use ribbon or twine.

I hope you give this card and tag a try using the beautiful sunflower stamps and any die cuts you may have.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!  ~Betty~

Looking for more Inspiration? Click the links below! 

The Blank Page Muse Shop 
FB Fan Page 
Instagram - Shop 
Instagram - Blog 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind words!
A note regarding the GDPR and EU ePrivacy Regulation:
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so on the understanding that their name and personal details will be visible to anyone who visits this blog.
People entering a piece of artwork into any competition or giveaway promoted here, they do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner.
Thank you.

Copyright Text

Blank Page Muse 2018 Sin City Stamps 2013