Friday, February 3, 2017

Geared Up-Birthday Card

My little brother's birthday is coming up, so I decided to make him steampunk/industrial theme birthday card. Although, he's not too familiar with the genre. It's okay he likes big sister's homemade gifts...he's sweet that way. This was a quick, easy and fun project. I rarely make cards. I had a handful of card stock paper of various colors that I had for while, for just in case situation.

How it's made

I used card stock paper, painted the chipboard gears in black then metallic paint. The gears are from Creative Embellishments. For the words, I printed them from my computer. The faux rivet, are metal iron-on studs, used in sewing. I simply ripped out the opening and used a backing to hold the gears. The backing has been painted with Golden Sepia paint. The entire piece has been treated with Ranger Vintage Photo ink and tinge of metallic mist.

I am submitting this project to the following Challenges:
Sandee and Amelie Steampunk Challenge - New Stash/Forgotten Stash - February 2017
Country View - 30 Minute and Under Challenge - February 2017
Love to Create - Anything Goes - February 2017


  1. As I already said on facebook - I love your beautiful card! The gears that are partlially covered and the torn edge of the opening - just brilliant!

    Thank you for sharing this amazing card with us at SanDee&amelie's steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  2. Love how your gears are hidden underneath the torn opening! Thanks for sharing it with us at SASPC! hugs, Maura

  3. Love how you have the cogs just showing in the opening thank you for joining us over at Saspc. Dee x