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




8 comments:

  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

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

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

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  4. Beautiful - love the colours and the design!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  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 ...

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  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

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

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

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Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to view my creations.
I am trying to reply to your kind comments as I do read all of them, however I often publish from my phone and then get distracted by my children or life in general!
I am always trying to improve my colouring and cardmaking skills and constructive feedback is always welcomed.

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