Steampunk Congrats

By Taheerah | 17th January 2013 | 5 Comments

Hey everyone! How are you all today?

I’m afraid I’ve had one of those days at work today! In fact, I’m still there now and it’s pushing 7pm! So I haven’t time to share anything that is all that new. Instead, I found some photos for a card that I never posted that I thought I would share. I hope that you’ll forgive me, given the circumstances!

So a number of years ago(!) I needed to create a Congratulations card that was masculine. I wanted to try and mimic something a bit Steampunk-like, and ended up with this:

(Apologies for the quality of photo – this should show you how long this project has been sitting around to share!) What do you think? Pretty different huh?!

I started with a Smokey Shadow cardstock panel and impressed it with the Tin Types Impression Plate, then rubbed it with Metallic Copper ink to bring out a rusted effect. I distressed the edges and inked with the same. I then pierced some holes and added some copper brads to the rounded corners.

The sentiment panel was die cut from Kraft cardstock using the Mat Stack 1 die and stamped with Background Basics: Woodgrain. I stamped the sentiment (sorry, haven’t had a chance to check which set it’s from!) using Smokey Shadow ink. I added some tiny screw brads to the panel too.

How about that cool wire on the two panels?! I twisted together some wire and then wrapped them round the panels. I love how this turned out!

Finally, both panels were adhered in place on a Smokey Shadow card base using a lot of Pinflair Glue Gel. And that’s it!

As I say, apologies for the rushed nature of this post! I will be back tomorrow with a much newer, fresher and better photographed project then! Until tomorrow, take care friends, and thanks for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Steampunk Congrats”

  1. Well, I can see how it doesn't fit in with your 2013 style but I still love it! It really looks like you've taken an old piece of copper, painted it, and sanded the embossed part! I'm impressed! 🙂

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