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Smeared Ink - Bluebird Rider

During November the Altered Pages Design Team will be  partnering with Smeared Ink!  We will be using digital images from the Smeared Ink Steampunk Collection.  

Color Smeared Ink Bluebird Rider with Chameleon pens.   

 Create background on 83lb drawing paper using stencils and mists, set aside to dry.

Ink chipboard gears with black, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Ink edges with Delicata Gold ink, heat emboss a second time with clear embossing powder.  

Cut the card base from the background created above. 

Assemble the card.  With Tacky Glue attach the gears, use dimensional double sided tape to adhere  Smeared Ink image.

Embellish with rhinestones! Add a touch of Wink of Stella to the wings of the Bluebird!


Clear embossing powder
Crystal Rhinestone for eye
Chameleon Pens
Stencils -  Clocks
83lb drawing paper


  1. Love the "punked" out card! Awesome job!

  2. Amazing creation, Lyneen. Love that steampunk bird!

  3. nice glamorous steampunk! great combination! I don't think there's ever enough glam in steampunk LOL. Are those the new Tim Holtz stamps? I was wondering what one wojld do with with them - now I know! Nice!

  4. the coloring on this bird is exquisite. beautiful piece. xo


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