Ready for a Steampunk New Year?

by Roni Johnson

A handmade happy new years card featuring many metallic products from Imagine including Creative Medium and Tsukineko's Delicata inks by Roni Johnson.

It’s almost time to welcome in the bright shiny New Year. I thought it would be fun to do so Steampunk style by creating a realistic looking metal plate for the background complete with an aged green patina.



Step 1

Press the Celestial Copper ink pad onto the craft mat; mist the ink with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 2

Press a 6” x 6” piece of tan cardstock into the ink mixture. TIP: If there is ink left over on the craft mat, dab additional pieces of cardstock or tags to pick up the extra ink for use on other projects.


Step 3

Repeat steps 1 and 2 using Golden Glitz and Dark Brown Shimmer inks letting it dry between colors.


Step 4

Repeat steps 1 and 2 a final time using Encore! Green Metallic Ink to add the aged metal patina to the inked cardstock.


Step 5

Stamp the metal plate image onto the inked cardstock using Black Shimmer Delicata multiple times until the piece of cardstock has been covered.

Step 6

Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the entire piece; shake off excess powder and return it to the jar. Heat with embossing gun to melt the powder.

Step 7

Sponge Black Shimmer Delicata along the edges of the panel with a Sponge Dauber; mount onto black card base.


Step 8

Cut 4 clock corner pieces from black cardstock. Trim the clock hands from two of the die cuts; ink the clock hands with Golden Glitz ink. Ink Black Shimmer ink on the two remaining corner pieces.


Step 9

Glue the gold clock hands onto the inked clock pieces.


Step 10

Spread a thin layer of Copper, Gold and Silver Creative Medium on scraps of cardstock; allow it to dry. Die-cut several gears from each color of the CM covered paper.


Step 11

Die cut three pieces of each word – Happy, New and Year; glue the three pieces of each word together creating a raised sentiment.


Step 12

Cover each word with a layer of Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher.


Step 13

Adhere all the elements to the card front.


  • Memory Box – Gear Die
  • X-Cut – Sentiment Die
  • Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design – Clock Corner Die
  • Just for Fun Rubber Stamps – Metal Plate
  • Cardstock – black, tan
  • Adhesive
  • Heat tool
  • Die cut machine




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