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In one of my groups we are swapping a steam punk cards. I've never made a steam-punk card, I don't care to much for the Genre. I don't like all the dreariness and sad faces generally found in steam-punk. When I get a card I would like it to cheer me, inspire me, make me laugh, evoke some positive emotions. Steam-punk in general makes me think of what happens when I eat heavy food right before bedtime. All that being said I joined the swap to stretch myself a little. My Friend Carol who also in this swap had me as her partner and I have already received her card (she was speedy!!) and I have to say it is very, very pretty. The first pretty SP I have seen and liked!!
Having received my card I thought it would be a good idea to get this done and off to my partner
Please feel free to use any of these images the are all public Domain.
I do have some T.H. stamps that might work creating Steam-punk, But I wanted images with a little more interest and less exposure because my general colors were going to be a generally unexciting sepia.
yes that is a picture of a Persian rug
I amped up the color a bit
a flying machine:
I cleared out the back ground, I saved this in a png format retaining its' transparency:
you can merge this anywhere over a surface and it will look like a stamped image. I did not clear it completly, the bit of background I left looked kinda cool and helped to make the flying machine pop and not get lost on the rug.
I wanted a person on the card that wasn't to depressed or malnourished looking:
The gal I planned on fussy cutting the background out. You can change the color temperature to suit your preferences, this warm tone worked for my card.
I just happened to have in my stash a cog punch, I have never used it and have put it in a box of things to sell a dozen times. I wasn't sure if I even had it anymore, but I did!
Steam-punk needs gears ...
I worked up this (my simple quote) in the font called Impact Label from Dafont.
I have been downloading from Dafont for 10+ years and never had a problem!
You can change the color of the "tape" I made it a very deep brown for my card.
I also added a little bling and a few butterfly punches.
I wanted to keep strong contrasts on this card to hold the eye and keep it from being Blah.
Here is the card:
I added glitter and rhinestones liquid pearls and layers, the woman is on dimensional tape.
I printed the label saying on glossy photo paper so it looks like real label!
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