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Thursday, 18 March 2021

JAI 546: Just Add Steampunk

 Hi!


Thanks for joining me for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Chantelle is daring us to make a card or project in the Steampunk style. It had quite a lot of the Design Team wondering what is Steampunk?


To me Steampunk is the blend of mechanical/industrial and arty/fantasy elements. Sort of the Industrial Revolution meets Alice In Wonderland, I guess! Either way, it was out of my comfort zone but I was bound to have a bit of fun with it. 

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, A Touch Of Ink, Mr Funny Bones, Sweet Ice Cream, World Of Good Suite, Tim Holtz Cogs Dies

Cogs are a bit of a no-brainer for Steampunk, so I added a good handful to my background. I layered them over and under some DSP and a Memories and More card from the World Of Good Suite. The words are also from a M&M card. Texture is often used in Steampunk cards, especially corrugated card, which I used to layer under my main sentiment.

Let's talk about my butterfly. I googled some images/pages and found this one, which became the inspiration for my butterfly. I really love how the butterfly looks like it's made from metal plates, riveted together.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, A Touch Of Ink, Mr Funny Bones, Sweet Ice Cream, World Of Good Suite, Tim Holtz Cogs Dies

My only butterfly stamp was the one from A Touch Of Ink, so I stamped it in stamped-off Gray Granite ink. I then used my Copic Multiliner to draw in the plates and rivets, following the basic outlines from the stamp. Then I just coloured it with my Smokey Slate and Soft Suede Stampin' Blends.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, A Touch Of Ink, Mr Funny Bones, Sweet Ice Cream, World Of Good Suite, Tim Holtz Cogs Dies

I was very pleased with how it turned out! I reckon the seahorse from Seaside Notions would look pretty cool drawn and coloured like this, too.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, A Touch Of Ink, Mr Funny Bones, Sweet Ice Cream, World Of Good Suite, Tim Holtz Cogs Dies

I finished the card with some more cogs on the inside. You might be able to see the Wink Of Stella that I added to all the cogs on my card. I couldn't resist adding a top hat to the inside, either - it seems to be a common image used in Steampunk cards, although usually with the cool goggles over the top.

Overall, the Steampunk theme wasn't as scary as I though it would be. Have you ever tried it? Why not give it a go? You can link your card up over on the Just Add Ink blog, where you can also find the rest of this week's Design team cards.

Bye for now,

Tina

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