Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Steampunkish playing card

I always see the fun steampunk challenges over at sandee and amalies challenge and think wow, that'd be fun to try!
So today I did!
Plus I used my favorite stamp pad: distress ink peacock feathers!
The challenge is altered playing card. 
I have a really cool deck that I picked up a while back. It's all sorta Wild West, but some of the images like this one are sorta steampunkish. I gesso'd around the edges, and the used my distress pad and some rub and buff. I love the gold pops!
The hexagon is a little piece of aluminum tape I ran through an embossing folder and then punched out with my new hexagon punch. I stamped some images on top of the distress ink, added the world brad, the number 8, and the zipper! I sorta love it a lot! 

Entering this into:
SanDee and Amelie's: altered playing card
Simon says stamp and show: favorite ink
Fun with ATC's: recycle


  1. A cool make! Love that zipper and all the yummy materials used with this APC!

    Thank you for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    die amelie x

  2. Lovely piece, wonderful texture from the embossed element. Love the world brad and the added zipper and number. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says ?stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. WOWZER!!! What a card! Fabulous design! The Peacock Feathers is a great ink to use! Love the elements....the zipper is wonderful! Thanks so much for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

  4. What fun Diana. Peacock Feather is such a fabulous colour especially with old brass and silver.

  5. Wonderful ATC, Diana. Great look! Love that numeral 8.

  6. A gorgeous little piece of art! Love that zipper and the 'shabby' background. Thanks for joining us at Fun with ATCs. Suzanne

  7. Me again ;)
    This time saying thank you for playing along with us at FunwithATCs! :)

    Claudia - die amelie x

  8. I absolutely love the use of the zipper! Now I will not only be ripping my buttons off all my old shirts, but the zippers out of my pants! Thanks for sharing a wonderful card!

  9. Your card is lovely, great use of the zipper =) and I love the color your used in the background.

  10. That's so cool - amazing textures! The zip is brilliant, and I love all the other metal elements too. Thanks so much for playing along at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison x


Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!