Thursday, 2 February 2017

Steampunk Traveller

Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing a card I have just made for my youngest daughter, who flew off today to go travelling again.  I wanted to create something unusual with a vintage twist, which I know she likes, and Steampunk never disappoints!  I have used stamps from Sheena Douglass' Time Traveller PP collection; Distress Inks, alcohol inks, Versafine ink, gold gilding wax.

I took a piece of white card and blended DI's all over it.  I then used water to faux bleach and dried it with a heat gun.  I stamped a compass randomly over the panel in 2nd generation DI, and did the same with a sentiment.  I then edged the panel with DI.  

Using another piece of white card I die cut a fob watch, goggles and balloon time machine.  I then cut  the chain off the fob watch, and stamped the corresponding images onto the die cuts, using a compass image instead of the fob watch.

I coloured the embellishments with alcohol pens, and added Glossy accents to the compass and portholes.  I found a vintage map of the continent she is visiting and printed it out.  I then used DI's to distress the edges.  Then I used a craft knife to rip those edges, and folded the map making creases.  I blended DI's over the rips and creases to add age and make it look like a genuine old map, and curled the corners around a  cocktail stick.

I stamped a vintage corner image in the corners of the background panel, then matted it onto some burgundy card.

I took a white base card and blended DI around the edges, then stamped a sentiment around them too. I then attached the background panel to the card. 

I added gold gilding wax to the goggles, and acetate for the lenses.

I added the map to the lower half of the card, and added all the embellishments using dimensional glue.  

I stamped and embossed another sentiment onto a piece of white card, cut it into a pennant shape and blended DI around the edges.  I went around the edges in alcohol pen as well then attached the pennant to the card.

I'm thrilled with the result, and my daughter loved it! (Phew!)  I had a great time making this one and using all the different techniques!   This is a great card to give to anyone going travelling, on a gap year, or emigrating, or maybe a retirement card.  
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed reading this post.  I hope you'll come back again  :)  


  1. Oh wow! I love this because it is Victorian steam punk to me:) I know my travel friends would love this. All the details and the layout is great!

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you very much :) Luckily my daughter loved it too lol :) xx