Saturday, June 30, 2012

Steampunk Time

Wow!  Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments you have all left in regards to the retirement of the 
E-Team.  Knowing that you all found inspiration in what we all shared is humbling and inspiring to keep on creating!  There is still time to leave a comment and be considered for the chance to win the generous blog prize of some yummy Ten Second Studio metal and molds!  Comments can be left here until Sunday!

While I won't be a design team member anymore, I'm not going anywhere! I'll still be around sharing bits and pieces of what grabs my creative fancy!  

Today, that fancy would be a card.  I was asked by the front office gals to make the office birthday card for one of the assistant therapists.  *L has a bit of an eclectic side to her, so I went with Graphic45 and a Steampunk theme. 

Because one can never go wrong with Steampunk when thinking eclectic, in my humble opinion.  

Card details:  Base is Gina K's Pure Luxury Ivory in 5 1/2" square.  Graphic45's Steampunk Debutante Collection for all the design paper elements.  I used Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Timeworks mask with Distress Ink in Antique Linen to sponge the large clock on the background.  I adhered scrap portions of the butterfly border to Wendy Vecchi's Blackout modeling film, cut them out and heated to shape.  The body's of the butterflies were then attached to the border using some Glossy Accents. Sponging with Distress Vintage Photo ink was done along the edges of butterfly border and the background border.  The butterfly border was then adhered with dimensionals to give more of a "framed" look.

I stamped Unity's Itty Bitty Time Flies onto a scrap piece of the Graphic45 paper and covered with Glossy Accents.  Due to an impatient glitch on my part, I had to apply another layer of the glossy accents to try and smooth out my "oops".  It's not perfect, but I did not have time to do it over, so it is what it is!!  

The wings were die cut from TenSecond Studios Rock Star Black metal using Tim Holtz's Alterations die Heart Wings.  I then embossed the wings with an embossing folder (sorry, I don't have the name on the is a Cuttlebug folder) and sanded off the raised portion, exposing the aluminum.  The Time was adhered using a double layer of dimensionals.  

Lousy picture, but it does show the dimension of the butterflies!  I like the fact that these butterflies will NOT get smooshed!!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I got to take a nice long walk/hike (we did a bit off trail!) this morning with friends and now I need to the disaster zone that was once my kitchen!!  

'Till then....enjoy some creativity!



Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

"L" is going to be delighted by this card! I love how the butterflies look like they're about to take off and of course the Time Flies button. So special.

Dee in N.H. said...

That is incredible! She is going to love it!! Love the way you did the butterflies!

Runs with Scissors said...

WOW! Butterflies do fly. What a fantastic card. I love it.

Katy said...

This is cool! Steampunk is awesome and I love how you made your card! :)

CuddlyBunny said...

Your butterflies are AWESOME!

And thanks for pointing out the embossed, sanded wings ... allowing some aluminum to shine through is brilliant!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great card! I especially like your border treatment...and the Time Flies accent is superb!

Micki said...

Ooh love those butterflies. Love how they look like they will start fluttering off the page. Bet she loved the card. :-)

Dawn Mercedes said...

I so LOVE the border of butterflies!