A Steampunk Pumpkin Card

Hello there! Steampunk and Halloween seem to go so good together, so I couldn't resist this Steampunk Pumpkin stamp by Stampendous. I created this fun Halloween card.


I added in some gears die-cut from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits set to give my image more dimension.


There are 22 gears in this set, one of them a corner gear collage, which I used on the inside of my card.



I stamped my steampunk pumpkin on a piece of patterned paper that had a very faint pattern with Archival Black Soot Distress Ink. This was my card front, which I matted with orange and deep purple cardstock. I stamped an additional image on the same type of paper, which was coloured with markers and a water pen.  This was cut out after I coloured it, and then I slightly shaped the edges to give it more shape.  This cut out was adhered on top of the stamped card with adhesive foam dots.



I used a thin chipboard, or you could use cardstock to die-cut my gears.  Before cutting them out, I applied a piece of Tim Holtz Sparkling adhesive backed paper to the top of my chipboard (TH93314).  This paper looks like glitter, but it is a smooth, very thin, sparkly sheet, kind of like a vinyl sticker.  It can be die-cut, used in a punch or torn. I also die-cut a larger gear using Sizzix's Tim Holtz Gadget Gears#2 Bigz die.


Once I had all my gears die-cut, I layered them with different combinations. The little brads are from Tim Holtz (93268) Hex Fasteners.  These were adhered over the stamped gears images. 


The corner gear die-cut was cut out of my patterned paper, and the negative part was used on the inside of my card.  I die-cut the same corner with the sparkly paper and placed in the matching space.  This was adhered on top of a purple cardstock mat, then my card inside.


To finish off my card front I die-cut the words 'Happy Halloween' from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Halloween Thin Words Thinlits set.  For Halloween, I used the negative piece cut from black cardstock, backed with the sparkly paper.  The word, happy was the letters die-cut from black cardstock.  I love the font on these dies, I know the negative is the main part used, but I do love how thin the actual letters are.  The patterned paper I stamped on is "Salvage District" from Prima Marketing and the other patterned paper(the darker pattern) is "Wonderfully Wicked" from BoBunny. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Jan


5 comments

Rea' said...

So very cool Jan! The colors are yummy and that stamp too cute ... hum can Steampunk be cute ?? I love it :)

pmstamper said...

Awesome card. What a great use of gears. Unexpected for Halloween,but totally fitting with that stamp.

simo said...

This card is awesome. Pumpkins and gears...perfection!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love it....I've put off ordering the gears, but now I think I NEED them! Love the steampunk pumpkin. You made my MoJo come alive !

Alys Milner said...

Gorgeous! I love this card.

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