Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Papercraft Star 60


This week at Papercraft Star we are doing steampunk !!  If steampunk is new to you, think of time machines, turquoise blue, flying ships, brass, machines, Jules Verne, pipes and cogs, clocks and chains.  So many wonderful and imaginative things !!  This is my most favorite type of card, as you probably know by now.  I don't do them often, but I totally get immersed in the creating when I do.  

Here is our inspiration photo this week - use if you choose, go full fledged steampunk or just use something metal on your project !!

The card I made was for Dom's birthday a couple of weeks ago.

I made an easel card.  The top hat is a fussy cut image I found, uh-oh, somewhere on the internet, I did some black embossing on it to give it a shinier look.  Also embossed, in gold, is the frame around the sentiment.  I used an old watch on the bottom for the "stop."

The tag has one of theHouseAcrosstheBay's steampunk ladies, and the tag itself is from one of Rilly's cardmaker series, Flourishes.  I added some jewelry fixin's to the top, and the frame I made from two spellbinders, and colored with distress ink.  The rub ons came from 7 Gypsies.  Yes, he LOVED the card.

Don't miss this challenge - you cannot do it "wrong" !!  Link up now, until Monday 6am Eastern US, and get in on the fun and the prizes at Papercraft Star !!

Tag and photo - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Cardstock - Bazzill
Design paper - K & Co, Graphic 45
Stamps - TPC
Rub ons - 7 Gypsies
Jeweled brad - My Mind's Eye
Jewelry - stash
Distress ink - Ranger



  1. Fabulous card Jan! I'm sure Dom loved it! I especially love the top hat!
    Kindest regards,

  2. Terrific card Jan! I love the little watch at the bottom and the use of the bracelet toggle on the tag. Great work!

  3. How could he not love it? It's amazing! This is defintely one of your strong suits in art. Did you notice the whole team took on the steampunk challenge! No chickens amongst our girls. :-)

  4. Wow I love this card TOO!!! That bracelet toggle is such a creative touch and bling on the top had...LOVE IT!

  5. Somehow you just do steampunk so tremendously well! You and this style just are a perfect match! Your card is gorgeous, love those embellies!

  6. What an amazing creation! I love it!

  7. Jan, I just knew you would create something amazing with the steam punk challenge! You are definitely a natural for creating with metal and little findings. I always have to look closely at your creations because I always notice these little details. I just wish I could hold one of your cards in person because I am sure they are even better in person! I am sure Dom loved this card too! The easel style was a great idea!