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!



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 said...

Gorgeous! I love this card.

jdarrell said...

Love this card !

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