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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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9/01/2011

Papercraft Star #60 - Steampunk

It's odd that sometimes what we think is our style and what we think is totally NOT our style, can sometimes merge into a fun combination!  I am finding this is the case with the steampunk trend that is so popular these days.  I would never have thought that I would like making steampunk projects, but instead, I am really loving it! 

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is to make a steampunk themed project.  Now, I made this project as a part of my application for the Papercraft Star design team, and although I didn't make the team, I still wanted to share this card, because I think it's pretty cool!




Supplies:
  • Base (kraft) cardstock - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned paper - Gartner Studios - Bon Voyage - Map (found at Michaels)
  • Chipboard pinwheel - Bo Bunny
  • Enjoy The Journey Stamp - Tim Holtz
  • Brads, game spinner and sprockets - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Black wire - WalMart hardware department (it's a very soft plastic coated wire)
  • Steampunk image - The Graphics Fairy
  • Inks - Stampabilities and Anna Griffin
  • Embossing Powders - Ranger

Tools:
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • EK Success border punch
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler, rotary cutter
  • Heat embossing tool

Tips:
  • I cut the paper so that the lines on the map were so I could put the game spinner in the center
  • The chip board was 'blackboard' chip board, so I inked it and added several colors of embossing powders, heating in between each, to get the grungy look you see
  • For the wired sprockets, I attached the end of the wire to one of the sprockets, then wrapped the wire around once, attached another sprocket, wrapped it once again, attached the last sprocket, and then twisted the wire together to hold it all together.  I really love that look!

And yes, I love this card!  It is perfect for a young man going to college, or an older man retiring and starting a new journey in his life.  Or any other occasion you can imagine!   Thanks so much for visiting me today!  Come back soon and see what I've been up to here at Camellia Cottage.  Blessings, Becky




5 comments:

Regan said...

Hi Becky! What a wonderful card! I love the map paper and the wire with the gears, such a great idea. Fabulous work, I am so glad you shared!

Kim Duran said...

Becky, you did just an amazing job with the steampunk trend! Seriously, a wonderful creation! All the little details you put into this has really paid off. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Papercraft Star! I've sid this before, but I always enjoy seeing what you share with us.

jacirascrap said...

Que lindo cartão! A imagem no barco antigo é barbara!!!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love that you printed the image on kraft paper! All the details are just fabulous!
So happy you played along for this Steampunk challenge at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Tracy said...

I'm so glad you shared this with everyone for the challenge. It really is a great card. Lots of fun steampunk elements that are grouped together wonderfully. Thanks for playing the challenge this week Becky. Always nice to have you with us. :-)