Monday, 2 January 2012

Last card of 2011!

Happy New Year! I hope you lovely people all have a wonderful, crafty 2012!

Here's a card I made for my hubby to give our daughter. She is a fan of Steampunk and Hubby doesn't do cute at all, so of course I had to use one of my favourite Tickled Pink stamps.

The current Tickled Pink Challenge is to choose a favourite challenge from last year. I combined two - no. 45 'Vintage' and no 38 'Buttons and Twine.

The designer paper at the back is Bearly Mine's 'The Boys Zone.' The vertical strip was made with Distress Inks following Tim Holtz's video here on 'Perfect Distress.' I then stamped a key pattern on top (can't tell you the stamp, it's packed away upstairs, sorry!)

The cogwheels are a Tim Holtz die. I coloured the paper in the same way with Distress Inks, then put it through a crimper to give texture before die-cutting. The sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps, and so is the die I used to cut it.

The 'twine' over the key pattern is from a piece of gold furnishing cord - I hope that's not cheating! The green buttons are from stash.

I can't give the Promarkers because I've lost the list :(

This is the inside, I embossed Luca in gold, then masked him and did the same with the vintage car. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out!

Anyway, here I am at the end of this rather long post! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

PS I am currently reading a wonderful series of Steampunk Zombie novels by Cherie Priest, the first of which is called 'Boneshaker.' They are superb - and the pix on the covers are fantastic! Highly recommended! x


Fiona said...

Hi Mags...I'm sure your daughter loved's fab!!

Happy New Year.


Stampalicious said...

very cute, I love the whole feel of your card, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickle Pink Stamps, hugs, martina

mags said...

Super card MagsB. Love the steampunk look but not done much of it. Will have to experiment.
Happy New Year

Sara H said...

How beautiful!!! Love the vintage feel of your card, and the brown/green colour combo is so nice =)
Thank you for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge !

coops said...

fantastic card mags.i love the steampunk look and your images and colours are stunning.
happy new year ;D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

That is one amazing card you have posted.

Loving the stampunk look and all the elements you have incorporated.

Love Jules xx

Jill said...

A great steampunk card Mags and I bet she loved it! Love the vintage feeling and the colouring is fantastic
Thanks for joining us at TPS this time and good luck!
Hugs, Jill

Di said...

Hi Mags, amazing card! I also spotted the photos of Lillie, she's adorable and will bring more love and happy times with her than most. Happy 2012! Di xx

Chris_P said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in our last challenge 2011 at TPS!!

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the card, it wouldn't occur to My DH to give one this'd auteur..luckily, it occurs to me! Been cooing over beautiful Lillie, as you say, such a fab christmas present' hope the tests get fewe and fewer in her lovely life!

Karyn S said...

wowee, I love this steampunk card. the colours, the cogs, the keys - just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! Good luck!!

Regan said...

Awesome card! I'm sure your daughter was delighted! Love the vintage, Steampunk feel and the gears are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)

Macpurp said...

i know very little about Steampunk, but this is a fab card!
love Teen x

Cor* said...

Two stunning Tickled Pink Cards! So glad you could join us for our Pick you Fave Challenge! Good luck!