Monday, August 4, 2014

Steampunk Missy and Love To Scrap Challenge

Hello Everyone!
Time for a new challenge on the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!  We have a fun new theme that will get your wheels turning.....

Running in Circles

Make a project with lots of circles and some stamping.
There are two lovely sponsors for the challenge.

Prize: 3 images to winner

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Prize: 3 images to winner

For my design Team project, I used a super cute Steampunky image from Lacy Sunshine.  I added lots of circles to my card---of course!

Materials List:
Stamps: digi image Maddie Haddie Steampunk Secret Window from Lacy

CS: Solar White Neenah; Rich Razzleberrry, Pixie Pink, and Med Pink from 
Stampin' Up; Black; Wine

Dye Ink: Melon Mambo- Stampin' Up

Distress Ink: Picked Raspberries

Copic Markers

Big Scallop Circles SM die from Spellbinders

Embossing Folders: Gears -Tim Holtz; Spots and Dots - Cuttlebug

Small Circle Punch

Scrap of White Lace Fabric

Scrap of black trim

Decorative Pearl trim

Chain (from a broken key chain)

Stick Pin


Dimensional Adhesive 

3 D Zots


  • Make a 5.75" square card from Wine CS and layer with Black CS
  • Dry emboss the Pixie pink and Med pink CS with the two embossing folders
  • Trim the Pixie Pink to a 1.5" strip
  • Apply distress ink to the raised areas of the dry embossing
  • Add both embossed pieces to the card front
  • Print the digi onto the Solar White CS
  • Make sure the ink is dry before coloring

  • Color the digi image with Copic Markers---Note: to make the red hair, I used R05 and R22
  • Die cut the image with the scallop circle die
  • Add  to the card front with 3D Zots

  • Add the embellishments: Gather a scrap piece of lace fabric with needle and thread, but before gluing it down, insert the stick pin into the top of the lace
  • Add the black lace scrap, pearl trim, and chain with a good glue--I used Fabri-Tac
  • Curl the wire around finger to create the curly q's and glue the wire to the card

  • Stamp the letters ( Alpha Dots from My Sentiments Exactly) to spell out "Mad Tea Party" with Melon Mambo Ink
  • Punch the letters with small circle punch

  • Add the letters with dimensional adhesive

**********Challenges for My Steampunk Mad Tea Party:

Come and Get It: use dies

Crafting when we Can: bright colors

Lacy Sunshine: summer

That Craft Place: steampunk or autumn

CCC Digi Creations: pearls and lace

Punk You Girl: anything goes with Gothic, dark or steampunk


Really fun project!   I like the unusual combination of the cute Steampunk image with all the wire and chain.  I hope you will make your own project with circles and head over to the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and link up!!! See you next time!!   

I will have photos of all the goodies from the Heirloom stamping show tomorrow.  I spent most of  Saturday there and found lots of cool stuff and cool people.  Very fun!!!  Love ya.



  1. So very pretty Karen! Love that of my fave colors & how you colored that image--FAB job!!!

  2. Beautiful card which shows lots of lovely details x

  3. such fabulous embellishements!! how creative and inspiring!! love the round letters on foam! and the beaded stringgs wow! gorgeous embossing too! brillian work!

  4. what a fun card and so colorful;

  5. Awesome project great colors thanks for Joining in at Punk You Girl

  6. Fab card, thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  7. Such a cool card, I love it! Love how you popped the sentiment up too. Thank you for playing along with us at CCC Digi Creations!

  8. This is wonderful. I love all the colors and embellishments. The gear embossing folder is perfect. I have one and never know what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Wowzers!! Outstanding card! Great bright colors and embellishments. Love how you made your own metal circles, the embossed circles, and letter circles. I think you nailed this challenge :o)

  10. Fabulous colours and love the mad hatter theme! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  11. Hi, Beautiful card and love the embossed background card you have done. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  12. Karen I love the angles you have used on your card! hat is he first thing I noticed...Your embellishments are gorgeous as is your coloring and choice of impressions folder(s). Thanks for coming to PYG and best of luck. Hugz, Samara DT x

  13. Fab card! Love all the circles and embellishments you've added :) Thanks for sharing with us at PYG Challenges this month.

  14. Just gorgeous! You chose the perfect background designs and your image is fantastic! I love your raised sentiments and all the wonderful embellishments! :)

  15. Great card! love the image, fab details and embellishments! Great colour too! Thanks for sharing at PunkyouGirl this month! mo x

  16. Karen, what an awesome job you've done with the steampunk image! Love all the embellishments! Great job!
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