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Beating Heart



The steampunk trend is huge this year. Featuring neo-Victorian aesthetics, quirky fashions and intricate mechanics, try out these three stylish projects which capture the essence of the truly inspirational era. The brand new dies are coming soon to Create and Craft and are faithfully crafted in this unique style and look fantastic when cut and coloured with shining golds, rich browns and sterling metallic silvers and greys.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Beating Heart Background die set
  • Neo Victoriana Rectangle die set
  • Cogs & Gears die set
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Red cardstock
  • Gold mirror cardstock
  • Backing paper

Instructions:

  1. Cut, score and fold white cardstock to create an 18cm square card.

  2. Cut a 17cm square from black cardstock and mat onto the card.

  3. Cut a 16.5cm square from white cardstock. Use a puddle technique with the ink pads and water to decorate the square. Leave to dry and mat onto the card with foam pads.

  4. Using the Neo Victoriana Square die set, cut Gear Square 1 and Gear Square 2 from black cardstock. Coat with silver gilding wax and trace over the embossed lines with black pen. Mat onto the card.

  5. Using the Weird West Saloon Boys die set, cut Edison twice, once from black cardstock and once from grey cardstock. Colour the grey die cut with pens and mat together.

  6. Mat the die cuts onto the card with foam pads. Stamp a sentiment onto the card.