Steampunk Embossed Dahlias Card

By  Lisa Adametz  for  Faber-Castell

size: 5-1/2"x4-1/4"


  • Smooth cardstock: Neenah Environment Desert Storm 100-lb., white
  • Ranger Sticky-Back Canvas
  • American Crafts Bazzill White Vellum, 40-lb.


  • Penny Black Dahlias Stamp Set (30-159)
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Steampunk Gelatos Set (770164), Stamper’s Big White Pen (770013), Glass Bead Glitter Gel (770317), Collapsible Water Cup (770310)
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powders: Copper, Brass
  • Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L White Crafty Foam Tape, paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, bone folder, heat tool, foam paintbrush
  • 1. Make 5-1/2"x4-1/4" tan top-fold card; set aside.
  • 2. Cut 5-1/2"x4-1/4" canvas panel. Rub Gelatos color onto canvas in stripes. Wet stripes with foam brush to blend colors. Let dry completely.
  • 3. Cut 5-1/2"x4-1/4" white cardstock panel. Peel backing from canvas; adhere canvas to cardstock panel.
  • 4. Stamp flower images onto canvas as shown using watermark ink. Apply Copper embossing powder to large flower and Brass embossing powder to small flowers; heat set.
  • 5. Add highlights to petals using pen. Dab small amouts of glitter gel in flower centers; let dry. (Note: Avoid using heat to speed-up drying time on gel as product could bubble.)
  • 6. Cut 1"-wide vellum strip. Stamp sentiment on strip using watermark ink. Sprinkle with Copper embossing powder; heat set. Wrap strip around main panel, adhering on back. Trim as necessary.
  • 7. Apply small amount of glitter gel near sentiment in corner of panel; let dry.
  • 8. Adhere panel to card using foam tape.