Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Carol's Birthday Card--Steampunk Style

So this is a surprise, huh? Me posting on a Tuesday? I know, I know, it's positively scary!! I'll keep it short, so you don't have to pour a cuppa to get through it.

Our friend, Carol, is having a birthday next Monday. However, our dinner club is getting together this Friday at Distrito, (I can hardly wait, the food there is sooo yummy!), so I want to give her the card that evening. That's why this is done already.

I decided to use some new Cheery Lynn dies from their Steampunk release, so I searched for an image to go with them. And I found Stitchy Bear Steampunk Hat, which I immediately purchased. I knew it would go well with the die cuts I was planning to make.

And, fortunately for me, The Corrosive Challenge is having a Steampunk challenge this week, and I actually have something to enter. Cool beans, huh?

I printed the image on MICBC and colored it with my Copic and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, TTR131, TTR139, TTYR133
Hair: YR20, YR21, E31
Eyes: B21, B23
Metallic pieces: C2, C4, C6
Feathers: C4, C6, C8
Hat/Necklace: E81, E84, E87
Hatband/Strap: E02, E08, E09

I added some Wink of Stella Brush Silver to her glasses and hat chain. The DP, from Basic Grey Indie Bloom, (and BG Picadilly inside), was distressed and paired with Stampin' Up CS. I used an SU brad for the hands on the watch and added some feathers to the card. Otherwise, the design elements are all cut from Cheery Lynn dies: Gears; Steampunk Gear Mesh Border; Steampunk Pocket Watch; and inside I used Steampunk Chain Mesh Border and Happy Birthday.

And that's it! Hope you're all having a great week.  


  1. How cool is this - love the steam punk theme and the colors are prefect. A fabulous creation!

  2. Penny, I just love this image and your coloring is incredible. Love the dies. I want to go out to eat with you since you tend to go out to eat at the most wonderful places - have fun.

  3. WOW!! This is wonderful Penny. I love the image, beautiful colouring and such fabulous papers. Your detailing is brilliant too.
    I hope your friend has a good birthday and that you enjoy your get together on Friday
    hugs Sue xx

  4. What a fun and kick butt kind of card Penny. I LOVE all the wonderful gears on it. :D

  5. Good morning sweetie, this is really stunning, I just love it the colours are so striking hugs Pops x

  6. fab fab fab Penny ! totally love your coloring

  7. Terrific card Penny! I am certain your friend will love it. I've never tried steam punk before, but have certainly seen a lot of it around blog-land. I love the colours you used and the image is beautifully tied into everything. The feather is the perfect finishing touch!!! Great job girlie :)S

  8. The gears look so fab and you made me smile talking about the yummy food!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  9. It is a fantastic card. I love all the dies you used and love the colors. The image is just too cute! Love this card. You have such a great creative mind.

  10. I love you Steampunk card- I stick at it- you have the perfect image and the dies are awesome!!! Mmmmm gotta go eat dinner now - hope your dinner club meeting is fun! : ) Too bad you do not live closer- we could explore some good restaurants!!!

  11. Fantastic!!! Love all the Steampunk dies and the image is colored fabulously! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  12. Penny, WOW!!! That is something I do not have is Steampunk stuff. You did fantastic job with your card, love everything about it. Your colors all these awesome die cuts. That image is perfect and you colored her amazing. The inside I love.
    Hugs, Pat

  13. Fabulous card! I love all the "Steampunk" going on! Thanks for joining us this week for our Steampunk theme at The Corrosive Challenge.

  14. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our Steampunk Challenge. Beautiful card and love all the clocks. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  15. I love all things Steampunk and I love this card.

    The image is wonderful and colored perfectly.

    I love (and now need) all those steamy die cuts. Argh.


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