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Steampunk Pipes Roses and Splendid Clarkia…





Hi everyone!  Something a little different…I love how the Steampunk Pipes grunged up!  Distressing with Distress Rusty Hinge and Black Soot inks and the ink blending tools.

Then it was what do I put with it! I decided to distress up the new English Rose Bouquet, Gearworks Border, Uppercase Alphabet Soup letters the same way and add them to the frame I made with the die cut pipes.




I die cut everything from white card-stock, inked completely with Rusty Hinge and then Black Soot Distress inks.  The Rose Bouquet I die cut from white twice.  Inked the roses on one with Rusty Hinge and Black Soot and the other with Peeled Paint and Black Soot.

I pounced a Versamark pad on the pieces to hold the chunky embossing powder while it melted.

On the inside, I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks clear stamp set. HOPING (on the front)… you have a terrific birthday (on the inside).

Very fun!  I think it’d make a cool man card too, without the Rose Bouquet… maybe just embossing the new clear stamps in the frame.



The next card I made back in February…another one that didn’t make it in the look book on time.  Link under the blog header…




A breathy, Spring-ish card for sure! A dash of this and a dash of that!  Love putting vellum behind butterflies!




The washi tape I put on card-stock first and then taped it on the card.  Six dies on that one A2 size card! lol   It looks busy in the photo but IRL, it’s really dimensional and pretty.

And pearls… oh how did we ever make cards without pearls! lol

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back Thursday with some Taylored Expressions Release Day cards!  TFL!


Supplies and Dies I used on these cards…

16 thoughts on “Steampunk Pipes Roses and Splendid Clarkia…

  1. Well who knew you could make rusty pipes look that good!! This card is gorgeous! I love the grunge and the chunky embossing powder! Really amazing card! The second card… oh my… that is so pretty! Love everything about that!! Wow!!

  2. Pam the steampunk one is beyond fabulous – and the butterfly one is breathtaking!! Gorgeous creations and as always, so inspiring!!!

  3. Absolutely beautiful cards Pam. Love the textures and colors. The distress inks used on the pipes are awesome and so unique. Love the spring card and the washi tape, it really makes the colors pop! Great job Pam!

  4. First time I have seen anybody using PIPE dies!!! How cool is that!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Amazing as always Pam !!! Those pipes are too cool & create such a fun look for a guy card. The vellum behind the butterfly wings is just beautiful… Love that group of dies.

  6. AMAZING! I love the grunge roses with the pipes! Wow! I really love what you come up with, but so much detail! I am boggled how you get all of those steps!! YEA, PAM! You do amazing work!!!!!

  7. I like both cards and they are so different. But….. the grunge pipes and roses are my favorite. I love grunge !!!! You did an awesome job of putting that card together. will I get to se it IRL ????

  8. Yum! These cards made me do a double take and really read your post. Although they are different, they both appeal to me. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  9. My hubby bought these pipes to use with his art work and the only way I could think of using them was in a frame like this but never thought to combine it with flowers, I so love the effect and the embossing on it really adds a lot, LOVE IT!!

  10. Wow Pam I love those pipes. What a wonderful card. The spring one is so colorful. Both are fantastic. Hugs, joann

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