Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Machines and Nature

Today my card is a little steam-y...steampunk that is. I found a quote from Antoine de Saint- Exupery which I thought was appropriate to use here. "The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature, but plunges him more deeply into them. My card started with a panel of Steampunk word design paper from Graphic 45. I then cut a panel of transparent packing, colored it with alcohol inks, and dry embossed it. I attached the two panels by using brads in the corners.  The die cut leaves and bicycle were cut from Cheery Lynn dies. The hat was off stamped over the typed quote.
This card is being entered into these challenges. SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk challenge -- transparency; Three Muses -- age of steam; Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy challenge -- 3 or more brads; and Simon Says Monday Challenge -- transparent .

12 comments:

Janine said...

Nice card - love the great background you have created.

Taluula said...

I LOVE this gorgeous steampunk creation, Barbara, and I LOVE to read how you created it too. Amazing, my friend.

die amelie said...

Wow, the embossed transparent film background looks so stunning! Brilliant effect! And I love all the wonderful layered elements!

Thanks for sharing this cool ATC with us at SASPC!

Claudia x

indybev said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing its journey of creation, and thanks for participating in our challenge!

klistersøster said...

What a good quote you have found, it supports your card in a great way. The transparent and the colors fit very well together.

Thank you for participating in Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.

Hugs Susan

Davi said...

Very pretty card, I love the vintage bicycle and quote! thanks for sharing with us at FOSTV:)

Davi said...

Very pretty card, I love the vintage bicycle and quote! thanks for sharing with us at FOSTV:)

Davi said...

Very pretty card, I love the vintage bicycle and quote! thanks for sharing with us at FOSTV:)

Emma Williams said...

I really adore your vintage card with all it's wonderful layered elements...it's just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

Sim said...

Marvellous steampunk card and wonderful effects indeed! :)

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

What great techniques - awesome card!!! Thanks for submitting it to FOSTV Brad's challenge this week.
Trudy, DT

Vicki robertson said...

Love this steam punk card!!