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!