Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #22 - Vintage/Steampunk

It is time for a new challenge at the Scrapy Land Blog.  The new theme for Challenge #22 is Vintage/Steampunk PLUS use any brand of die Scrapy Land sells.  This is super easy since Scrapy Land carries so many different dies.

I have to admit that this theme really challenged me – totally out of my comfort zone.  But sometimes we need this to expand our creativity.  I really enjoyed making this card.

My inspiration came from the Authentic Durable cardstocks I selected.  I used Spellbinders’ Labels Twenty Eight to create a tag, ran it through an embossing folder.  After inking the raised design and edges, fiber was added to a punched hole at the top and it was adhered to the designer cs and layers of red, blue, and the kraft card base.

I die cut three gears from chipboard and three Chandra Stems from kraft cs.  They were covered with Versamark ink and embossing powder, heat set, and arranged on the card front.  The sentiment was stamped and die cut, sponged with ink while still in the die, and then tucked under the gears.

The car circle came from one side of the designer cs.  I cut it out and layered it over one of the gears and added a stamped pocket watch.

My husband loves antique cars and when he saw this card he actually ask if he could keep it to use as a birthday card for someone in the car club.

Head on over to the Scrapy Land Blog to get more inspiration from the rest of the designers.  We would love to have you join the challenge by creating and linking your own card.  Go ahead.  Stretch your creativity.  You can do it!

E. Marie

Supllies Used:
Cardstock:  Authentic Durable
Stamps:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Classic Car, Stampin UP Pocket Watch
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight and Ribbon Tag Trio, Memory Box Chandra Stem, Sizzix Gadget Gears
Inks:  Versamark; Distress Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo; Memento Rhubarb and Paris Dusk
Cardstock:  Authentic Durable
Embossing Powders:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Cerulean, Dark Night, Coffee, Teddy Brown, Blackened Bronze, Patriotic Sparkle, Winter Berry
Other:  Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders - Pocket Watches

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Memory Box Challenge #2- Red, White, and Blue (used Chandra Stem)
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #57 - It's A Triple Play! (3 Gears)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #270 – Always Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’


Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous Barb! Love all your gears and manly embellishments. You even got ribbon on there - and it works!! LOL

Lori Kobular said...

I love your red, white and blue steampunk card! The embossing powders you used are just perfect for your gorgeous card! I love all the details you have on this card!

Anne Temple said...

Great job Marie! I agree that it's fun to get out of our comfort zones every now and then.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous card this is!! I love the vintage details you added!! The embossed gears look amazing!! Awesome card!! Have a great day :)

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Donna Ellis said...

Whether in or out of your comfort zones, Marie, your creativity and designs both inspire and amaze me. Wonderful card. xo

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is totally AWESOME! The texture ROCKS, the patterns are fabulous, and the layering is perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Samra Leshinski said...

Love the clock gears and such great texture!!!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I can definitely tell you had fun making this card! It is tres cool! And how awesome is it that your hubby asked to use it? He obviously has excellent taste. :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Marie, Gorgeous! All this texture is wonderful. Love the distressing and the extra touches.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Mary Marin said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at SACC Maria

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Annette Reed said...

I love steampunk but it is difficult for me to do. Your card looks great. I love all the gears. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Vicki Milyard said...

All I can say is WOW !! You really added the die cuts on this one. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew

Debbie said...

What a beautiful work of art! Love all the texture on this mixed media design! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties :)

Patricia Chalas said...

amazing card!!!
very cute

Marnie said...

LOVE this Masculine card! Thank you for participating in the Memory Box Challenge!

Olga Direktorenko said...

This card is simply beautiful! Frame worth for sure!

Heather said...

Well, I think it looks fabulous! Would never have known it was out of your comfort zone. Great job with all the layering. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. Sorry for the late comment.

Cheryl said...

This might have been out of your comfort zone, but no one would ever know it. It's a gorgeous card! And, how cool that your husband asked for it! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Paper Sweeties Red, White, and Blue Challenge!