Sunday, April 27, 2014

Steampunk Birthday

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

Challenge #210

Theme 'Anything Goes' 

The sponsor is StitchyBear Digital Outlet with the April 7 image prize pack. To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store. Runner up prize for person using none store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet. So everyone can win something ;O).

For this creation our mini team are using the digi Steampunk Watch by Reece's Scrap Pieces (RSP)

To begin with I used some steampunk paper from Kaban which I then embossed with the Tri Boss folder in my 'not all over' method using a rolling pin hahahaha.  Seriously though, it is a great way of adding embossing without having an all over effect and also great when the embossing folder is not the right size of the paper. I have load of 6x4 embossing folders and never make 6x4 cards so this way they still get to be used.
 Next I distressed the edges of the paper and also the embossed areas.
 Then airbrushed with my ProMarker to give an tired old look to the card.
 Fun now.  A few weeks ago I bought this copper metal sheet to try with my die cutter (Spellbinder) keeping fingers crossed it would work.  Not sure it is good for the dies but every now and again can't do much harm.  I cut clock faces using X-Cut dies and it worked brilliantly.  Next time out I will have to get a couple more rolls of this and the gold and silver too :) :) :) :)  Out with the ProMarker and airbrushing again then put the clock faces to one side to dry.
 After a couple of cups of coffee, back to the craft took and time to be rough with the one clock face I had airbrushed.  Alas pointless airbrushing before scratching as had to air brush again.  Below you can see the two I had cut but not airbrushed, much better.
 Airbrushing now cutting and scratching finished, I am really pleased with the way these have turned out :) :) The clock hands and backs were cut with black card.
 Really into a metal mood I wanted a border.  Now I don't have much of the copper so not using that and had no silver but did have an old Red Bull can which is really thin metal.  Hubby headed and tailed it for me and I ran it through the die cutter using a Sizzix border die.  Again great alas still holding the shape of the curved can.  Not to much of a problem as I will be fixing with a permenant adhesive after I had airbrushed it with - you guessed - the same ProMarker.
 Digi time now.  I printed 3 copies of the digi so I could layer the sections.  All sections were coloured with ProMarkers.
 And then airbrushing hahahaha - the compressor is working over time today.  One of the colours in the Promarker selection is Shale.  I don't see it used much, one of those odd colours but so beautiful.  Apart from the greys the only other colour used is this shale throughout the card.
Promarkers used
 I forgot to mention I also heat embossed the digi clock faces with Silver Pearl and the wrist band with clear then finished off with some copper in various areas.

Here we have all the sections of the card, including buttons I had coloured and my sentiment and a Birthday peel off sticker.
And here we have the finished creation - hope you like it :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Oh wow this is a stunning steampunk creation with so much attention to detail.
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  2. A tired old look for a Birthday card ......are you trying to tell the recipient something? Lol, it's a good job I know you and that you were setting a perfect background to the Steam punk theme of this card. I love that you resorted to using very basic equipment like Rolling Pins ...... how creative to even choose the tools of days gone by about setting a scene :-) :-)

    Seriously though treasure, the detail in this card is amazing and I love seeing how you created each element. It looks as though you thoroughly enjoyed lots of creative experimentation with a very high success rate..... might the Red Bull have had anything to do with this?

    This is a brilliant card, with a very fitting sentiment treasure. Love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Super card and lovely full description of how you achieved it. Hazel x

  4. You put quite a bit of work into this card! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for the rolling pin tip; that's brilliant!!

    I love all the details and layers on your card. Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!

  5. This is fabulous! I love all the detail you've added - such a great design!

  6. Fabulous & Creative!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  7. very neat!! Thanks for playing with DCD

  8. WOW...great card Jane. I loved reading how you did it with all the embossing and can-cutting. Just great. Turned out perfectly and I'm sure you're more than pleased with it. I love it. You've inspired me to save a pop can and give the die-cutting thing a whirl too.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Teamie

  9. WOW!!! What a simply gorgeous steampunk card!!! You did a fabulous job!!!!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!!!

  10. A clever use of the can! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. My goodness Jane, this is absolutely fabulous. A lot of effort but sooo worth it!!! I shall remember the tip with the rolling pin for sure. Hugs Christine x

  12. Holy mackeral... so amazing! It was a lot of work but I love the results. Thanks for joining us over at Blue Moon Crafting Station Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~ Sue B, DT Member ~

  13. Wow! All the little pieces turned into a Stunning card. Love all the embellishments you used. Maggie - DT Teamie

  14. This is so stunning!! You did a fab job with this steampunk image so so cool. :D
    Deborah OSAAT DT Sis

  15. A fabulous male card and what a wonderful and clear tutorial on how you achieved all the different elements. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Susan x

  16. Super card love the scene.
    Thanks for joining our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!
    Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  17. What a fabulous card! Love your use of a Red Bull can to cut one the the die cuts embellies out! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  18. Great steampunk card! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    DT Member

  19. Wow, great texture, fab design! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  20. Very cool card, works perfectly for our theme. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)


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