I am going to admit to you that when I first saw the challenge today at Papercraft Star, I panicked just a bit! Today we are using "steampunk" as our source of inspiration. I have never created anything steampunk and for those of your wondering, what is steampunk? Well, it's a combination of sci-fi, meets history, meets speculative fiction.
Ok. I can do this!
So it wasn't really that hard after all! I just stuck with my traditional go-to items - ribbon, buttons, and journal tags, then added a few metallic embellishments and made it all work out. Victory for me! lol!
The French hot air balloon from The House Across the Bay is really the piece that I started with for my card. I found a wonderful journal card piece from a Pink Paislee ephemera pack. And a lovely little clock piece - a gift sent to me by Viola Mahr. She is just the sweetest! Thank you, Viola for my goody bag!
I used a mixture of two stamps to create my sentiment. The large "thanks" is from Waltzingmouse and "thanks for the lift" is from Clear and Simple Stamps.
Well, how did I do for my first "steampunk" card? It wasn't really so hard after all. I hope you try it out by playing along with us at Papercraft Star. Here are the details...
Challenge 60: Steampunk
Use something metal, or try a full fledged steampunk theme!
You have until Monday, September 5 at 6:00 a.m. (eastern time) to link up your creations. The Design Team will announce the winner on Tuesday to receive a free digi collage from The House Across the Bay!
Cardstock: (Kraft, Fine Linen) Papertrey Ink, (Lavender) Bazzil Basics; Patterned Papers: (For the Record) Echo Park, (brown grid) Basic Grey; Stamps: (Say It Loud) Waltzingmouse, (Across the Miles) Clear and Simple Stamps; Border Sticker: (For the Record) Echo Park; Ribbon: (Mardi Gras) Etsy; Ephemera: (Butterfly Garden) Pink Paislee, (French Balloons 094) The House Across the Bay