Steam Punk Father's Day Card - part I

4:47:00 PM Venus Fortuna 14 Comments

Hello everyone! It's me Venus, posting here. This week, I'll be sharing my creations for Father's Day. Whatever pops in--- cards, mini albums, gift boxes-- as in whatever! But you know, it's a real challenge for me to make projects for guys after having done so much girly stuff. LOL.

My First Steam Punk Project
My first project is Steam Punk inspired card. The size is 5.5"x6 and is full of manly elements.

I've got dies that are seldom used, like the one I used to cut the you recognize it? It's from Sizzix Bigz! My oh my, I've been thinking of what to do with it coz it's way past Valentine's Day.  Then, I thought of covering a chipboard with printed paper, run it through the Big shot together with the die, then inked it with tea dye. The heart die has flowers with it- so I placed cogs over the flowers. I flattened the eyelets then glued them in the middle of the cogs. This is the result.....

I found the steam punk inspired paper for the BG at Scrapbook Elements Store. The paper used for the heart including the images is a freebie collage sheet from Free Vintage Digi Stamps

I had so much fun with the cogs, which I hand painted, inked, then heat embossed. I really like the antique look and as if it has been dipped in gold!  

How I painted the cogs: First, I painted the chipboard cog with poster color in silver. I used water to spread the paint evenly and thinly. Then, when dry, I inked it with Stazon onyx black, then Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance pearlescent green and chocolate.  Lastly, I used gold embossing powder to get that "precious metal" look. 

and below is the sentiment inside the card...

Here's a list of the supplies I used:
Tim Holtz Aletrations  die - Gears
Sizzix Bigz die - Heart and flowers
Silver Poster color
TH Rangers Tea Dye ink
Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent green
Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance chocolate
Gold Embossing powder
Heat tool
eyelets and eyelet setter
cardstocks: gold, black, cream
DCWV stack 7
printed digi papers
hot glue

This project is my entry for:
So Artful Challenges- Steampunk, Sepia colors
Marks Finest Papers Challenge - Father's Day
Chocolate Coffee Cards - For The Boys


Just wanna share this 8"x8" digital layout that I made featuring my sister, Luanne, and I during our childhood days.
This photo was taken by our mom. I really think that this is one of my most favorite photos of us together.

Digis from fabulous blogs Far Far Hill (all elements) and Swirlydoos (butterflies)
Thanks for visiting Sisters Craft Cafe!


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  1. Your Steampunk card looks fab! I love the paper you have used as background!

  2. Great Father's Day card. Great elements and so masculine. Thanks for playing with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge!

  3. Love all the gears. Looks marvelous. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  4. love your steampunk card, lots of fab layers. x

  5. Great Father's Day card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  6. Oh I do love your steampunk card!!! Love those wonderful gears and that awesome heart!!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends!

  7. Oh wow, this is amazing!! I love, love the staeatpumk images!! You did a fabulous job :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the Gettin Gricky Summerime Blog Hop!! I'm a happy new follower :)


  8. Fantastic card. I love eveything about it. Thanks for joining us at CCCC.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  9. Okay... I'm LOVING the cogs and how you painted them and made them look so distressed!! FANTASTIC!! I think you sold me on the die!! :) The layout is also beautiful... I love how you've designed it!! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me this weekend!! I'm happy to be a new follower!! :)

    Amy :) at

  10. great manly card sis. love the overall design and colors. love the cogs you made.

  11. Welcome to the FaBuLoUs world of Steampunk! I love what you did to your diecuts. It TOTALLY adds a "je ne sais quoi" aspect to your card! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC!

    Torrey (CCCC DT member)

  12. Fabulous layout..thank you so much for joining us on our first challenge of *Anything Goes* at The Happy Scrappers, hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  13. Fantastic layers and such wonderful masculine detail! I can see this hanging on the wall in an office or den.

  14. I love the vintage, shabby chic feel to your LO & the photo of you & your sister when children is very sweet!
    Thanks for joining in with the Happy Scrappers challenges
    Jane x


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