Saturday, July 16, 2011

Steampunk Style Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,
Here I am today with the Steampunk Style Birthday Card I made for my nephew's 16th Birthday.  I used lots of different stamps for this project.  But, the main images are from the Victorian Inventions Set from  Blockheads Paper Arts.  I also used some older Stampin' Up stamps and some numbers.  The  envelope is decorated too.
My nephew loves orange and purple.  So, those are the colors that  I used.   Here is the envelope close up.  I started with a pale yellow envelope. 


And, here is the card.

Basically, I just stamped the images on a piece of Crushed Curry CS (Stampin' Up) until I liked what I had.  I stamped the Flying Machine on cream CS and cut parts of it out and layered over the image.  The inks: Vintage Sepia -VersaFine, Rhubarb Stalk (Memento), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), and Crushed Curry (SU).  I stamped on a metal trimmed tag and added a brad to it.  The tag was attached with a large glue dot.


This is what the inside looks like.  I stamped the flying machine (Blockheads) again and the speckled stamp (SU).

Some Super Fun Challenges for Steampunk Birthday:
A lota Rubber: Circles -I used a circle tag and stamped lots of circular shapes.
Artistic Stamper: use Hot colors
Desert Island Crafts: Pick three from list-my picks: Steampunk, clocks, collage
Sweet Stampin: One for the boys
Paper-Crafting Journey: Male cards
Gingersnap Creations: gears, cogs, and watch parts

I will be back tomorrow with two graduation cards.  And, my gosh, I have to get those out in the mail today! It is getting kind of late for grad cards.  But, I am sure someone may need a few yet this year.   See you tomorrow.  Love ya.
Karen

14 comments:

  1. Lovely "steampunk" card Karen. I have just done my first ever two Steampunk cards and loved it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

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  2. A wonderful BD card! I really like how you did the colors and dimensional clock too!

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  3. This is beautiful:) Sandra H

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  4. This is such a great creation! :) Love all the arty vintage details.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  5. Great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

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  6. Fantastic steampunk card Karen! Love it ;0)

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  7. Great card - Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx Kozmik xx

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  8. Karen, Thanks for playing along with Paper Crafting Journey "Just for Him" Challenge #14.
    Please play with us again!!

    Love, Laura
    PCJDT

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  9. Super card, and i love the matching envelope, thanks for playing along with us @ the artistic stamper challenge x

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  10. Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper challenge ;)
    especially like the envelope, great images on your hot colour card.
    xoxo Sioux

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  11. So coolt!!!

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

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  12. Very cool! Love the tag clock!! Thanks for playing with us at Desert Island Crafters' this week :) Good luck!
    CYndi

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