Friday, June 11, 2010

Bloggers Challenge 155

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to make a Father's Day card. My dilemma about what kind of card to create was solved when I received my two new sets of stamps from Oxford Impressions--Steampunk and The Deep. I had to try my hand at Steampunk. I always think that the Steampunk style is cool when I see it done by someone else and it is definitely very masculine. I started with the background. I used the pulled glimmers from the Technique Junkies latest newsletter using metallic Radiant Rains--pewter, copper, and golden bamboo. All of the stamping was done with Versafine black ink. I took the sea captain and one of the boats from "The Deep" and altered them for the card. I masked the sea captain's hat when I stamped him. Then I added the top hat from the "Steampunk" set. I masked the smokestack from the boat and added two stampings of the TV tube. I then stamped the flying vehicle and the blimp. To complete the stamping, I added the other gears and gizmos. I distressed the image layer with my Distrezz-it-all and layered it on black and then on the green grid cardstock. I must say that describing Steampunk is harder than stamping it. It was my first attempt at Steampunk and I had fun combining all the odd images.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.
If you want to see what the other members of the Bloggers Challenge group created, just click on the bloggers Challenge button on my sidebar. There is a lot of talent in our group.

15 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Love these images from OI - they are just perfect for a masculine card! The Pulled Glimmers looks great with the Radiant Rains, I'll have to give them a try, as mine are so neglected!

Tami Black said...

How cool is this! I wouldn't even attempt this and you did a fabulous job -- lots of visual interest!

Linda Monroe said...

Very unique and interesting. Great combination!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love your background...so warm and masculine. Fantastic card!

Barbara said...

What a great combo of images! Great background, too!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job, I love the distressing (my distresser is still in the box) and the edges of your paper look embossed and very cool!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful background! I love the great stamps you put together. Fun Fathers Day card! TFS

tonistamps said...

Great images and collage-y feel!

GCgirl said...

This is such a cool technique, causing the eye to continually move around the card...great job!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous look...love the vintage feel! {SMILES}

Ida said...

What great images! These are really interesting and create a great masculine type card.

Lori said...

Great combination of masculine images!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Barbara! These are such fun images and what a terrific technique! Well done! :D

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card GF, luv the images you choose...and the bg turned out super.

Heidi Hihn said...

Awesome card!! Love all the great images you put together!