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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Pretty Gears

It's time for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers annual STEAMPUNK challenge! We've had S is for Steampunk, P is for {steam}Punk, and now...


G IS FOR GEARS! I think you can make a steampunk card without any gear images, but I imagine it's a rare occurrence. ;)  My card has gears made of paper and clock.


There are also lots of layers, at least compared to my usual style. My first step was to stamp a large gears stamp on black cardstock and and then brushing green perfect pearls over it. It says green, but it matches the textured teal cardstock layer. Which matches the teal in the papers I used! The large panel was pre-cut on the sheet but the roses are fussy-cut... a decision I started to regret soon after I started. :D The gears are from an old-style alarm clock; I have two left and then I guess it will be time to start checking garage sales. In case you're adhering gears to paper any time soon... multi medium matte did not work! Glossy accents did the trick. 
With textured patterned paper, heat embossing and metal gears, I'm adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Touchy Feely challenge. 
Be sure to check out what the other snarky sisters have created — although we are surprisingly low on snark this week! Must be the challenge of going all steampunk. We also have a returning Queen of Snark, Cyndi! And then you should gear up and join us! 

Supplies: Stampin' Up basic black & Bazzill textured teal cardstock, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante patterned paper, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection gears & Unity gratitude=joy stamps, Versamark & Versafine onyx black inks, Zing clear embossing powder, mint green Perfect Pearls, pop dot tape

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11 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, this is fab! Steampunk is waaaaaaaay outta my comfort zone but I love how you've just used enough gears and cogs to give a feel of the theme without going over the top! Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, love the use of the colours. love it.

Donna said...

Yep yep yep this is AWESOME!!! Love your steampunk creation sistah!!

Chris Dring said...

For stepping out of your CAS comfort zone, you sure know how to pull off a stunning steampunk card loaded with layers! This is divine!

cards said...

I don't think I have ever successfully steampunked! Your steampunk meets art nouveau is very successful! I love all the teal accents and your featured image.

jenn shurkus said...

fabulous card! thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

You have done a wonderful job outside your CAS comfort zone! Fantastic card!

Lisa Arana said...

You rocked the layers!!! It has a great steampunk feel!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

You definitely nailed the 'steampunk', what a cool card! So perfectly executed!

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous - I never think of steampunk as the way to go when I want to create something beautiful, but that's exactly what you've done here
Jane

Pawsitively Creative said...

As an avid Steampunk-er, I can totally say-I adore this design. Fantabulous use of the real gears, aren't they fun! I could rip apart a clock in record time just to get to the gears. Hehe! Wonderful layers as well! Awesome sauce. ~Niki