First up is Draco the Ghostly Gentleman. He's my absolute fav! I kept thinking, where would I see a ghost? New Orleans? Paris!! So I pulled out some Trip to Paris paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug (which just happened to have some lovely scroll patterns as well), then also adding a touch of extra stamping on the bg paper using the Eiffel tower set from Stampendous!. Its embossed with Stampendous! Chunky Black Embossing Enamel, then I also inked the edges with my Versamark pad and added more of the Chunky Black there as well.
Draco was colored with copics, then cut out with my new Oval Nested shapes from Lifestyle Crafts (formally QuicKutz). I LOVE them because they are super skinny ovals, much more so than my spellbinders! I added around Draco some collaged images also from the Eiffel Tower set in black and Aqua Mist ink (PTI).
My second card uses Bella the Vampiress. She's so lovely you can't even tell she's a vampire, right? Well, warning, those are always the dangerous ones! For Bella I pulled out some brand new paper by Authentique that I picked up at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte last week. It was just screaming to be used with these Steampunks :)
I glimmer misted my flowers to match my papers (they started off peach...pretty but NOT a match!) The circle was cut with a Spellbinders die then run through my Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Damask Folder by Sizzix. The top corner of the text paper I stamped over with the flourish from Stampendous! Damask Chair. All edges were distressed with Burnt Umber Palette ink. I also used Karen G's sketch for this layout.
Hope you like my peek back into "history". Be sure to head over to the Simply Betty Stamps blog to see more samples with these 2 images and the other 2. AND be sure to leave comments for a chance to win one in digi form!!