Saturday, July 4, 2015

My first Steam Punk Card with freebies and a font to make your own.


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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!!

Carols card:


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.

Background image:


yes that is a picture of a Persian rug
I amped up the color a bit


My elements

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! 

Thanks for taking the time to stop here and I hope you have a great day!
Ginny M

















1 comment:

  1. Fun card, Ginny! I've long been an admirer of all things steam-punk, but not quite sure how to carry it out myself. This is a stunning card and well done!

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