Saturday, 29 June 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: #94 Steampunk

I like the Steampunk look, but wasn't sure what it really meant. This is my first go at it, so thanks to Crafty Cardmakers for this challenge and for the definition. 

I have used some elements from DoCrafts Chronology collection for this card. 

Starting with a black card I first glued a vintage postcard on at an angle. I then heat-embossed a globe with gold powder, missing off the bottom of the stamp so it would fit onto the card. 
I positioned a vintage clock charm and set an eyelet in place above, then threaded a piece of chain from an old necklace through both holes to give the look of a pocket watch. 
I heat embossed three different cogs onto black card, then added eyelets and gromlets to finish them off and cut them out.  I placed these together at the top right corner to fill the gap.  I decided to also heat emboss three cogs at the bottom right corner, but straight onto the card for a different look. 
For my sentiment I added gromlets to a greeting tag and positioned in alignment with the bottom of the postcard, and for the final touch I added three small buttons along the top of the card. 
Crafty Cardmakers Steampunk Challenge

4 comments:

  1. I love this! It's clever how you turned the clock charm into a pocket watch. This would make an absolutely perfect card for a man, and we all know how difficult they are to create for!

    Thanks for creating this beauty just for us!

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

    BTW do you think you could turn off word verification. It's easy to protect your blog from spam by choosing to moderate comments before they are published.

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  2. Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us !
    Vania
    Crafty Cardmarkes
    http://vania-handmade.blogspot.com/

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  3. Well I think you did very well with your first attempt at steampunk.! As Lin said, a great card for a man and thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!!

    Cindy xx

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