Steampunk Vintage Card

Hey guys! So Monday was my Dads 65th birthday and I wanted to make him a card but unfortunately I’m not a card maker but I had a go, and I’m really pleased with the end result. To make it dived right in to my Tim Holtz stash and picked out some awesome pieces I thought worked well together to create this steampunk vintage look. I began by cutting and scoring a 5×7 card base as I had some envelopes in that size. I then picked out some scraps I had left over from a previous project from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stash 12×12 book and trimmed, distressed and stamped them.

The stamp set I used is a really old one but I’m sure it has been rereleased, in the early release it was called Little Things and it has loads of little vintage images, perfect for this project. I stamped the images using Jet Black Archival Ink and inked around the edges using a combination of Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks. To give a little interest in the background I added a couple of strips of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elements Tissue tape to my bottom paper layer.

I then began to assemble the card adding in stamped die cuts from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Possibilities Framelits with stamps set, tucking them in behind some of the paper layers. I did the same with some die cut and distress inked cogs from the X-Cut Chronology die set. For the finishing touches I added a metal Quote band from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology range and some black string.

Overall it was a really fun experience to make a card in this style especially as its totally out of my comfort zone to make cards in any from. Although I can’t imagine cards will become my main focus in the future, I enjoyed having a go and it gives me another way to use the ton of craft supplies I have in my stash. Why not have a go? or just push yourself out of your crafting comfort zone and try something different? If you do, follow me and drop me message on Facebook, Instagram or twitter so I can have a look at what you did. Happy crafting!

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