Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Rae Card

My son asked me to make a card for his GF Rae.
He described what he wanted and this is the final card.

To make this card I used:
Light Grey Card stock
Dark Grey Card stock

Hot Off The Press Steampunk 12x12 Paper Pack

Gears and Cogs
Tim Holtz Key - Heart
Tim Holtz Clock Stamp
Perfect Pearls Mists in Blue Patina and Cappuccino
Stampin' Up - gears and cogs punch
Brown Ink

My son wanted a simple and uncluttered card. 
I cut the light grey card stock and made a gate card.
Then I layered Blue Patina and Cappuccino over the entire card.
I inked the edges in Brown ink.
I then cut dark grey mats and then cut the paper to fit. 

The inside of the card was made exactly as the outside.
I added a Tim Holtz key, that says Heart.
For Key to His Heart.

The back of the card. 
I love to finish the back of the card with the same detail as the front and the inside.
I stamped Tim Holtz Clock and my Initial on the back.

Back of the card view.

I made the envelope to match the card with the same paper.
Front of card view.

Envelope and card open view.

Envelope with back of card view.

Back of Card with envelope.

To finish the card my son wrote his note inside and I addressed it.
I made a seal with the Stampin' Up punch and I added a few paper gears and cogs on the envelope.
It came out nicer than I hoped.
My son and his GF were both very happy with it.

I love steampunk and this was my first attempt at a birthday card with it.
This will  definitely be a standard for me. 
I will be using this paper and theme for my year in my life mini book.

This card was entered into:
Just Keep On Creating
Anything Goes Challenge No. 4
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Challenges 4 Everybody
Challenge #6 Anything Goes
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Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Challenge #34 Anything Goes
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Pause Dream Enjoy
PPT Ch#87: Anything Goes
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Through The Craftroom Door
Anything Goes Challenge #41
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Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Challenge 74- Anything Goes
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C.R.A.F.T.  Challenge
CRAFT Challenge 179 Birthday
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Twisted Tuesday Challenge 
2TC30- 5th Tuesday Free for all
Anything Goes
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Every Day Is An Occasion
Sunday Funday #2
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Party Time Tuesday
PTT#92 Anything Goes + DT & Sponsor Coordinator Call!
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  1. Wow, this is gorgeous, I love it! Beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.
    Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

  2. This is so amazing hun.
    this is just gorgeous
    Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  3. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  4. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  5. I love all the details in this card. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. Hello..super Birthday card,fab detail, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFT x carol

  7. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  8. Amazing card - love the colors, the design - it's simply wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrappin Corner. Please come back for the next challenge.

    Hugs and smiles


    DT - Tammy's Scrappin Corner

  9. Gorgeous steampunk card great design Thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody, hugs Vicky

  10. love a great steampunk card!! Great to have you joining in the challenge at Twisted Tuesday! =) Tiffany

  11. this is a wonderful creation! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.
    Also letting you know that I am having a giveaway on my personal blog as well hoping you will enter :)