Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz

Monday, February 2, 2015

STEAMPUNK CIRCUS.........Come one come all!

So this month Gecko Galz asked all of us design team members to come up with fun little projects using their amazing "Industrial" digi stamp set and I have to admit I was very inspired to take it to the big top with this design. Gecko Galz and this amazing stamp set is being featured this month in QUICK CARDS MADE EASY magazine and we wanted to celebrate by creating our own designs. 
I am not sure if it was the amazing images that inspired me to create this wacky circus themed card or if it was watching the end of American Horror Story Freak Show that did it (that clown in the stamp is really kind of creepy like the one in the show) but in any case here it is a Steampunk Circus!

For this card I used

Gecko Galz Industrial Stamps
Gecko Galz Life is a Circus Paper
Celebrate stamp by Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist in Bronze by Tattered Angels
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Yellow stripe paper by Paper Studio
Black and cream Harlequin paper by Canvas Corp
black seam binding
metal cogs and watch hands

I started by covering my cream card base in the yellow stripe paper. then layered on a 4x4 square of the Harlequin paper. In photo shop (or you can use gimp) I layered the circus paper over the clown stamp. Next lightly ink the clown image with the vintage photo ink and layer it onto the card.
Next I cut out the unicycle lady and inked her with the brown ink as well as the banner stamp and then stamped "Celebrate" on the banner. Using pop dots I layer on both of the images. Next I  spray the card front with my glimmer mist, this creates a worn look to it. I take a piece of cling wrap and spray a bit of the glimmer mist on it then drag my black seam binding through it to give a distressed look.
Once it is dry tie around the scored edged and tie in a bow. add your cogs to add a metal element.
And now it is ready to give.
Be sure and check out the magazine for more amazing ideas!
Happy Crafting


  1. LOVE this scene! Gotta say, that clown guy sort of creeped me out but he's perfect here. Fabulous design! xxD

  2. Beautiful! You are very talented.