Monday, 15 July 2013

Girly Steampunk Birthday

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


  1. I do like a freebie!

    Great layout, and I love the teal and browns together. Also like that the front of your stepper is shaped.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  2. What great images and fab card. Thanks for sharing the link and thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  3. Lovely card, fab design. Thank you for joining the MTTC challenge, good luck x

  4. Beautiful - love the colours and the design!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  5. I'm not sure if I can find the ombré effect on your card, but you used the freebie in a very clever way. And the sentiment is definitely reassuring ...

  6. What a lovely card Nicola, I love the colours that you have chosen.
    Thanks for joining our Birthday Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

  7. I like the steampunk images & style of your card. And the sentiment, too - especially as my own life has only just started.... :-)

  8. Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges
    Freebies are always good


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