After recently purchasing Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, I discovered Debbi Moore and had a browse through her website. I found some wonderful steampunk images within the free downloads section, so thought I'd put some to use.
I first created a stepper card using textured dark turquoise card. Then I chose the images I wanted to use and printed them to the size I needed, adding wording to the plaque.
I inked each edge and fold of the card and lightly inked over the whole front to show off the texture and give it a more distressed look. To give a different texture and colour, I glued wood-grain effect paper to both small steps.
On the left step I added a gromlet to the cogs image and attached with 3D foam squares. On the right step I added button images using different thickness 3D foam squares.
I matted my main image onto light turquoise then dark brown card and glued slightly higher than the top fold. I added large brads to the plaque and attached it below using 3D foam pads.
To make the card a bit more girly, I inked some paper flowers and attached them using brads and eyelets to each side of the plaque.
I have created this card for the following challenges:
1. My Time To Craft: #229 Colour Combo
2. Creative Craft Challenges 2: Challenge 14 - Numbers
3. Daring Cardmakers: Ombre
4. Crafty Cardmakers: #96 Birthday