Saturday, February 15, 2014

Odd Birds for Alpha Stamps

I was thrilled to get the opportunity to try out these new chip board steampunk birds at Alpha Stamps.

I altered the chip board with black soot distress stain and then layered on black and silver gilders paste. It hardly looks like cardboard anymore!

On the background chipboard I used metallic distress stains and also added some random stamping and numeric rub ons by Tim Holtz.

A few of the openings were backed with bits from the Time Flies Collage Sheet.  I also added lots of metal embellishments from my stash to give the piece movement and interest.

Next up I have a few tags I made with new chipboard elements from Alpha Stamps.

I love how the embossing looks on both the cage and the next.  I think it would be cool to stamp in the powder when it was molten to add in texture, I will have to give that a try sometime.

I love the simple but elegant border from the Copper Dresden Sampler.  I also tiny strips of torn paper tape in the background with a number pattern on them.  I like how the paper tape is a little bit transparent, so it blends in with the paper.

Here you can see the nice texture from the embossing powder.

And here are my cute little tags together, I think I may gift them as Valentines!




  1. You certainly have made chipboard look elegant. Very nicely done.

  2. that bird is absolutely fabulous!!!

  3. Very nice, i especially love the nest. Which paper tape did you use?

  4. I can't believe how metallic your steampunk bird looks. That is a technique I'd really like to learn. Perhaps you could provide a little demonstration at our next get together.

  5. Doncha just love Steam Punk....Love the Tags... and the "metallic' bird...

  6. Beautiful stuff... as always :)

  7. Thank you for sharing, I love these !!!
    Your imagination is endless .........


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