Friday, 9 September 2011

Steampunk ATC

This week over at Make My Monday the challenge is to design a Steampunk ATC.  I really love anything Steampunk so dug deep in my stash to find some watch parts - cogs, springs etc - which I haven't used for a few years when I used to design for Stampers Mall an American website.

I cut my base ATC at 2.5" x 3.5" and sponged the edges using Distress Inks.  I then added the tag, which already had cogs etc on it, after I'd embossed it with a Tim Holtz e/f.  I then embossed a small piece of pewter using the same embossing folder.  From this I punched two photo corners using my EK Success punch and cut a strip to go across the centre of the ATC.  I printed out the hot air balloon which was a free digistamp from the lovely Carmen at Beyond The Fringe Crafts - she is amazingly generous in sharing her fab creations..  I sponged with Distress Inks and added to the ATC.  I then added various cogs, springs, wheels etc from my stash; an old pen nib and a watch glass.  I then used Diamond Glaze on the hot air balloon.

I've got into Steampunk so much I have even managed to find a Steampunk Clock (on my side bar)!!!  lol

Thanks for visiting my blog.


  1. Hi Karen! I just love your card!! It's really nice. I would like to link it to the page where I offered the Digi Stamp freebie on Beyond the Fringe Crafts. ( :)

  2. Lovely ATC Karen, I love the colour palette and just finished another one using blues! Getting to be an addiction:) I need to get some watch parts though!
    Val x

  3. Great ATC seems at the moment 'steampunk rules ok'...lOl...lOl..


  4. This is a great card and the colours are good too. Steampunk is really 'now' isn't it??

  5. Hello Karen I like all the elements on your great Steampunk ATC..#
    Thank you for joining the Make My Monday challenge.
    Suzi B xx

  6. Thanks for joining us at our first steampunk wee at Make My Monday, a fabulous ATC, fits in so well with steampunk. Hope you see you steaming away over the next few weeks. Caz

  7. Great atc Karen. Love all the textures going on and the fabulous embellishments.
    Thanks so much for joining in with our Make My Monday steampunk atc challenge and good luck.
    Fliss x


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