Thursday, June 16, 2016

Steampunk Style Father's Day Card

Hi everyone!  Barbara here today with an ever-so-easy-to-make Father's Day card with a bit of steampunkery, providing an excellent masculine feel.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that I used the Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport papers to make it all happen.

Distress and ink edges of 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" G45 print paper with a distressing tool and old paper distress stain.  Adhere to front of 5" x 7" kraft card.

Print collage images (train, Belle Jardiniere) and cut out.  Adhere images with extra layers of G45 paper scraps.

Stamp "Cigars" and pocket watch from the Altered Pages Mailbox Muse Time stamps onto scraps of ivory and green papers, as shown, with black ink.  Fussy cut both images.

These are the GSL chipboard pieces I chose to use on my card.  I colored each of them with various colors of Distress Stains and inks.  In the photo below, I am also showing the metal clock face and spinners that will be attached to the front of the chipboard pocket watch with a brad.  I simply centered the clock over the chipboard and punched a small hole in it.

Each piece was adhered to the front of the card, as shown in the photo at the top of this post.  The large gear was cut apart to form the gears that appear to be going off the page.  The propeller was attached to the smaller gear with a brad.

Derby hat - Frayed Burlap DS and edged with Black Soot ink
The hat band was colored with Walnut Stain DS
Old Jalopy - Walnut Stain DS, edged with Black Soot ink
Pocket Watch - Pewter DS, Old Paper DS, Rusty Hinge DS
Propeller - Pewter DS, Old Paper DS
Large and Small Gears - Tarnished Brass DS, Rusty Hinge DSr gear

To finish off the inside of the card, I printed out the "Happy Father's Day!" sentiment, added a few pieces cut from the G45 paper, and the stamped pocket watch.  I think this adds  a bit of that extra touch for the recipient.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies Used:
Miniatures Shape Set - Guy Thing
Gears Shape Set

Other Supplies Used:
Altered PagesVintage Travel collage sheet; Vintage Text PagesMailbox Muse Time stamp setCigars rubber stamp
Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport 8x8 paper pad
Tim Holtz spinners, brads, clock face, distress inks, distress stains
Kraft card (5"x7")

I hope you enjoyed my card project today.  Using Graphic 45 papers stamps and collage images from Altered Pages, along with the fabulous Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard, makes for a fantastic looking card, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative weekend!