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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.
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love this card Samantha, the cogs would seem a perfect choice for your husband, great masculine cardReplyDelete
Thank you Meg. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Sam xDelete
Fabulous Steampunk card love the heart and all the cogs and keyReplyDelete
Thanks Carol xDelete
Love this Sam, love the awesome cogs and keys etc, it all looks sensational xReplyDelete
Thanks Annie xDelete