Sunday, February 25, 2018

Steampunk Thanks

I made the front piece at the same time as I made the background for my Steampunk shaker card.

The accordion card was based on a tutorial from Me & My Big Ideas. I put a message section on the back panel:
building the accordion base
I started with a piece of Tim Holtz's Grunge paper: I stamped it with a stamp & heat-embossed it in gold (ZING); I inked an embossing folder, lightly embossed it in my BigShot, and heat-embossed it in rose gold (Lawn Fawn); I inked it with gold metallic ink and Cosmic Copper pigment ink; I used Tim Holtz dies to cut 3 gears from an aluminum can, added some embossing powders, glued them to the piece, and ran it through my BigShot again with the same embossing folder; I used the same technique with a large paper gear die-cut, and then again with a die-cut sentiment (Spellbinders); I added 3 metal gears that were also heat-embossed. All together, I used gold, silver, copper, rose gold, and aged copper enamel embossing powders. I ended up mixing powders, and that gave it a nice effect.  For the accordion card, I used a coated copperish paper (CTMH, I think) and decorated it with more stamps & embossing powders. I finished the card with a few paper die-cut gears.
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Steampunk/Industrial
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Grunge It Up
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background
Stick it Down: Card Sketch

Update: This was chosen as the Top Pick for the Card Sketch at Stick It Down! Wow, can't wait to guest design with them.

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  1. Really cool elements! And it looks like it was a ton of fun to make!

    Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

  2. Fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  3. Oh my, what great texture! The metallics were a perfect choice to go along with the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!! BEAUTIFUL....what a ton of creative work you did. I love the steam punk look, and all the dimensions to your card! Your heat embossing is beautiful. Thank you so much for playing with Stick It Down, come back again and play along! Sharon--DT

  5. Cool interactive card! You've included an amazing amount of gears here. I like how you've varied the color in the embossed area. Thanks for joining us at SASPC for our monthly challenge! hugs, Maura

  6. Wow what a work of art. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  7. This is so cool! The paper looks like it's leather .




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