Saturday, May 27, 2023

A Design Team Favourite ~~~ Steampunk

Edna is dressed in her steampunk attire to invite you to join the "Steampunk revolution"

Hello family, friends and followers, I missed the last two challenges at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and I hope I'm back on track, I know we all have times where we have lost our mojo, but this spell for me has been a long one. Even though I'm not overly fond of making steampunk I always get something done and I loved making this one for my oldest son. 

It is quite simple but a lot of work was put into it, I used the gears embossing folder from Cuttlebug, embossed it on a heavyweight black cardstock and used a Metallic rub-on set I have had for eons  I watched a 2010 Jennifer Maguire how to video and decided to give it a whirl. The Model T Ford die was cut out of black twice, glued together after I had used the metallic rub-on cream, I added some pop dots to give it some dimension.  The Happy Birthday die was cut 3 times and glued together and flat attached. 

A close up to show the dimension.

The inside was finished with an appropriate sentiment.

Now I didn't mention that when I planned on the metallic rub-on technique I started out with a smaller piece of cardstock and when I was happy I had a handle on how to get messy I set it aside and I was so happy with the technique I finished the test piece into a mini slimline card which will be for my grandson's birthday on Monday.

Same technique, same birthday die but I added a hot air balloon die cudt, I cut 3 and glues them together but only the top layer has the metallic qax on it. 

Finished the inside with a favourite Hero Arts sentiment.

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Make it Pop (the car is popped up)

AAA Birthday Challenge ~~#49  Balloons (just found this challenge again, awesome)

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to check out the rest of the the steampunk projects the rest of the design team have made. 


Donna said...

Look at you go with your steampunk two-fer!!!
Both awesome!!!

Cathy said...

Love the metallic effects on these cards, I think I might have the same rub on paints too! Such great masculine designs, bet your family love them. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

JulieP said...

Holy Guacamole Barb!!! You totally rocked this and a two-fer at that. You are most definitely the Queen of last minute. Wowzers.

Helen said...

That looks amazing! What a great effect.

Thanks for joining us at the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Helen x

Glenda J said...

Wow - these are so freakin' cool! Absolutely gorgeous cards - love everything about them. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.