Welcome to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog hop! If you are hopping in order, you should have come here from Rebecca Parsons’ blog.
If this happens to be your first stop, be sure to visit all the blogs by following the links. For blog candy, Viva Las Vegastamps! is giving away their “Pound O’ Rubber” as the prize. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s a grab bag of unmounted red rubber stamps that weighs a pound. That’s a lot of stamps!
To qualify to win the blog candy, you must visit all 8 stops on the hop, plus become a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each to let us know you were there.
For my blog hop project, I decided to go with a steampunk theme since I just got all of these great new stamps that gave me the idea for this card. I used the following stamps and tools for my card:
- Steampunk Fish Stamp (17447)
- Vintage Fan Lady on Balloon Stamp (17461) – I only used the basket from the balloon.
- Believe In Magic Stamp (4586)
- Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder from Viva Las Vegastamps!
- Onyx Black VersaFine Ink pad, Fiskars wave punch, circle punch, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Distress Ink pads, pop-dots & heavy black thread.
First I stamped the fish and sentiment with the VersaFine ink, then embossed with the Ultra High Gloss powder. Then I cut out and covered the whole fish with embossing ink and powdered the whole thing with the clear powder. I embossed the basket portion of the Vintage Lady stamp with copper embossing powder and cut out. I attached the basket to the fish with the thread.
For the waves, I used one navy and two medium blue strips of paper and punched them with a Fiskars wave punch. I assembled them with pop-dots and the dragged them across my embossing ink pad and sprinkled them with the Ultra High Gloss Embossing powder and heated.
For the background I inked up the raised side of my embossing folder with yellow and orange Distress Inks, and then ran them through my Vagabond. I then took a blue ink pad and rubbed it over the remaining raised white areas of the paper. After that, I just inked my edges and assembled the pieces as you see here.
I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our blog hop and I hope my project has either inspired you or given you some new ideas. The next stop on the hop is Dee Dee Catron’s blog.
Have a great time and remember to become a follower and leave a comment on all eight stops to have a chance to win the blog candy!
love your steampunk fish. this card is awesome. thanks for sharing it with me.
im a follower .
Hi Joe, just became a follower. Love the steampunk fish card! The background rays are awesome!!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love that steampunk fish card! I haven't been into steampunk much but I'm finding it very fun as I'm going thru this bloghop!
I love how you mixed and matched different stamps. Very great way to mix it up!
Great card! I love all the layers. The "balloon fish" is fab!
LOVE THIS STAMP… I just got it myself… haven't used it yet. Love all your colors and the textures and layers you give the card.
I am now following you!!!! Thanks for the hop!
love steampunk, who would have thought via stampiing…very cool! Connie
I just bought that plate, thanks for the inspiration! Love the fish!!
Wow, this is seriously cool! Love your design. So unique! :0) I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win! On my way to the rest of the hop. :0)
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love the steampunk fish…like minds of course…you work amazes me
CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THE INKED EMBOSSING FOLDER!! I'm sure I've read about it before.. but seeing it in action is WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing, Joe!
Great card. Love that steampunk fish.
Great card 🙂 Love the fish – I am a follower 🙂
Love the fish theme. I love the ocean myself, so I can appreciate fishy's on a card. LOL. Love that the Fishy is a balloon in the sky. Keep up the great work! Hugs, Francine
Again steampunk stuff WOW I never thought it would look good in crafts. What a wonderful job. Thank for sharing.
Oh my gosh, I love that you added the basket to the fish! Why didn't I think of that?!?! Fab card!
I'm a new follower 🙂
Great card! I love the fish.
Thanks! I think he's so cool! And as soon as I saw him, I thought he would make a great steampunk balloon!
Great card!!! Welcome to the team, too!
Thanks!! I'm really excited to be part of team!!
Great blog hop! I love VLVS, and the store in Vegas is cool. I got to visit once while there!
Would love to win!
I went to the store on Monday for the first time and loved it! It took me over 3 hours to get through all the goodies!
Great ideas, Joe! You have a wonderful imagination. OK, I have to ask, what's a Vagabond? Do I need one?
A Vagabond is an embossing machine like the Sizzix Big Kick or Cuttlebug, but it’s electric and looks like a vintage suitcase. You can thank Tim Holtz for that. Thanks for commenting!
Very nice! Love the whole package!
A great card you have created using the steampunk design, your firstone looks like it is in 3d, super job….love it….TFS
Hooray for Steampunk! And flying Steampunk fish with baskets suspended from them are just darn cool! This is a great card. TFS.
Following you here and on Twitter. On with the hop!
Awesome card!! Love how you've interpreted the stamps.
I'm going to run for the position of your #1 fan! You always use the greatest techniques and everything is always flawless. Love it!!!
Great card Joe! I love steampunk and I think this was a very creative way to create a unique card.
Hi Thank you so much for the awesome creation I love the way you have the fish in the design I also joined your blog Thank you again
Great card. Just too cute.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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I love it.. this is soo cool.!!!!
Love anything steampunk! Absolutely an awesome card! :0)
I did comment on the actual card, but I'll comment here too :). Love how you did the fish and the background!
Fabulous card! Love the steampunk stuff!
I have to admit this is one of my fav cards thus far! Keep them coming Joe!
Here I am! Love the fish!
Love the texture on the background – great card!
great idea – love it – new follower here!
I am not fond of fish ( to eat) but yours are the fun kind… great project !!! I am going to try to catch the idea !!!
I really love this card-very cool steampunk look!
The detail in the fish is amazing
Thanks Joanne, it’s a stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!
Love the Cards My 7 Grandkids would love them
Love the fish!
Like the texture look in the pictures.
Neat techniques and mixed media.
Really neat concept- like the layers and Dimensional