Thursday, 5 April 2012

Steampunk Birthday Card

Today's card is one I've been half planning in my head for a while... and then several challenges came along this week that helped me decide on the final design.

I knew I wanted to do something with a steampunk theme for a friends birthday, I just needed to find the perfect image and papers. I had planned on ordering some this month but then the last edition of crafts beautiful came with some gorgeous papers by Jenny Ellory and I knew I just had to use them!

I used the Jenny Ellory papers and a fantastic digital image from KennyK after being inspired by the images used at MAWTT's this week. Val Ventura, is coloured with promarkers - Henna, Chestnut, March Green, Pear Green, Spice, Caramel, Dusky Rose and Blush.

Added flowes from petaloo, coloured with dusky rose and marsh green, a flourish I cut ages ago with a sizzix die, from Papermania Hampstead papers and some ribbon and pearls from my stash. The sentiment is Stampin' up and the verse is of course computer generated.

The challenges that I'm entering it for are:
- My Time to Craft #176 - Easel Card
- Moving Along With the Times #143 - Va Va Voom
- Part Time Tuesdays #62 - Flowers
- Simon Says - Use your Favourite tool (my cuttlebug!)
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


  1. All of your elements came together for a fantastic card! So happy you joined us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

  2. A great card, love the papers and your image is coloured beautifully.
    Thanks for joining MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

  3. What a great card, lovely papers that work so well with this image. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  4. love this image too!!!
    thanks for joinin us at MTTC
    good luck!!!

  5. Kerry Louise what a fabulous card I saw this and found your blog via the Va Va Voom challenge. Hugs Elaine

  6. Great layout and use of the Cuttlebug.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. Such a lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with Papertake Weekly.

  8. Fabulous flowers! We're glad you came to the Tueday Party this sure to attend out party next week!