Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Steampunk - Papercraft Star

Hi there! Today challenge 60 opens at Papercraft Star. This week the challenge is Steampunk! Use something metal, or try a full fledged steampunk theme. Here is a photo for inspiration.

I myself have never attempted steampunk before but I have to say, it was fun! I decided to create two projects this week. I enjoy most any type of crafting including jewelry, so today I have a necklace along with a card to share.

For both projects I used the Steampunk Elements digi sheet (081) from theHouseAcrosstheBay. The images are fun and bright giving a metal feel.

For the card I used 4 of the images matted on metallic silver card stock popping up two of the images to add dimension. The base of the card is black with some patter paper from the Seasonal Papers collection by Tim Holtz.Then I just added some hemp twine to set the card off. This card was super simple and I love the masculine feel.

For the necklace I used a lot of Tim Holtz products. I used one of the faces from the steampunk elements digi sheet and made it to where her eye showed through the key hole. I used alcohol inks, E6000 glue and Tim's ideaology line to get the desired look. I layered some gears, a muse token and a spinner to add as a "charm," this adds a fun look but also makes the charm reversible! 

I had a ton of fun creating both projects! If you have never done steampunk or if you are a seasoned pro, I encourage you to join us for challenge 60 this week at Papercraft Star!

Thank you for stopping by,


THATB: Steampunk Elements (081)
Card Stock: Basic Black by Stampin' Up!
Pattern Paper: Seasonal Papers Paper Stash by Tim Holtz and Metallic Silver by Unknown
Tools: Craft knife, computer & printer
Other: Hemp twine and foam tape

THATB: Steampunk Elements (081)
Tools: jump rings, round nose pliers, flat pliers, and a nail file.
Other: Gold & Copper alcohol ink by Ranger, E6000, crackle accents & glossy accents by Inkssentials
Tim Holtz goodness: ball chain, lock (keyhole), wings, gears, spinner and muse token.


Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA....Gorgeous steampunk project. Love these. :)

ferrellgraph-x said...

I am so totally amazed by your necklace! Wow! Love your card too! Fabulous!
Kindest regards,

Tashia Boyd said...

Great job Regan...its fabulous! Hope you're doing well!

Tracy said...

I've never done steampunk before either but you nailed it girl! The necklace is amazing and the card is a totally great guy card like you said. Awesome projects Regan!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Regan this is so awesome! My favorite is the eye looking thru the key hole! Such a little detail that gives a big impression. The card is great too. Love the way you popped up some of the images.

Kim Duran said...

Regan, you have such a talent for all things crafty! That necklace is amazing! You really need to sell some of your designs. Especially since you have a wide variety in so many styles and looks. I love the card too. It's perfect in every way!