15 Sept 2013

A Steampunk Spells 2 card

Hello Everyone! Jane here today with a card I have made using the Steampunk Spells 2 stamp set which is available here from Ali Craft. I loved playing with this stamp set and have put together a tutorial to show you how I made the card.

To make the card you will need:

Black soot, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks
Black Archival ink
White Pigment ink
Stickles Glitter glue
Cog dies
Black and Lavender card
Metal cogs and a spinner
Heat gun
Purple Shimmer spray

Step by Step instructions:

1. Stamp cogs on a piece of white card in a random pattern in White Pigment ink

2. Dry with a heat gun. You need to make sure the images are dry before going 
on to the next step

3. Blend Distress inks over the stamped cogs starting with the lighter colours in the centre.

4. Continue Blending inks to cover the whole sheet and dry with heat gun

5. Spray with Purple Shimmer spray and dry with heat gun

6. Cut a square measuring 11.5x11.5cm from the finished background

7. Stamp the hot air balloon image in the centre using Archival ink, dry with heat gun and paint the moon face with Stickles by squeezing a blob on your craft sheet and painting it on with a brush

8. Stamp some cogs in black distress inks and the postmark using Dusty Concord. Blend black distress inks around the edges

9. Die cut some cogs from black card and to the card base. Stamp 'Frightful' on left over strip from the background and cut into a banner shape.

10. Sew around the edges of the image panel and mount onto black and lavender card. Add a spinner in the top right hand corner and add to card base at an angle. Add the sentiment strip and a card cog and finish with metal cogs and some stick on gems.

11. Here is a close up of the moon, it really sparkles!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Have a lovely Monday!


  1. I just love the way you created that resist technique in the background and the moon is beautifully sparkly! Great tutorial. Anne x

  2. Hi Jane, love the card. These stamps are great and there is so much you can do with them, use them on their own, mix them with the steampunk spells papers, just love them.
    Angela x

  3. smashing card, perfect Halloween colours, x

  4. Preciosa tarjeta!! Me encanta!! Gracias por el tutorial.
    Beautiful card!! I love it!! Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. What a great card - love the main balloon, and the resist background with those fab colours is very cool.
    Alison x