Thursday 14 February 2019
Valentine Card (Slightly Steampunk Style)
It's that time of year when everything turns to love. Hubby and I have been together many years. Over that time, we have given each other most types of cards, so it's not easy to try to make something different.
This year, I decided to go in a slightly "Steam punk" style. He's an engineer, so I think he will appreciate the cogs etc.
I have had a pack of coloured textured paper for years, so I decided to use some of it on this card. The brown paper looks a bit like leather. I found an off-cut of tape measure paper and cut off a couple of pieces and stuck them into position.
The MDF cogs came in a Craft Box from last year. I coated them in Cosmic shimmer "Old Gold Gilding Wax" and then stuck on top of the textured paper.
I then die cut a heart (using a Tonic Die), in red paper and backed it with cardboard to stiffen it. I added a touch of the gilding wax to the edges of the heart. I glued it into position, but had to elevate the area that doesn't sit on the cogs with a double layer of foam pads.
I used a Stampin' Up "Expression Thinlits" to die cut the love word and punched the small red hearts with an Xcut punch. Finally, I glued the key and the little fluted edge sequin style discs into position.