March 31, 2010


The new SteamPunk images are fabulous for guy cards.

My first card was inspired by the overall Steampunk feel. I started with a vintage electrical drawing and stamped the hand and wheel from the stamp set as though it is moving around the circuit path. I then added two of the sentiments from the set, lots of grungy sponging, and some metal (screw brad and clipiola) to finish the design. It will be perfect for any one of the mechanically inclined men in my family.

I particularly love this set because my grandfather used to build miniature steam engines and attend a steam engine festival each year. For my next card, I went with a more traditional theme with the set's fabulous train image stamped in black on ivory cardstock and clear embossed. The designer papers are from the Graphic 45 Communique Collection. To add some texture I incorporated black plastic cross-stitch canvas & some wonderful "ribbon" made from recycled vintage silk saris.

Remember, today is the final day to get 15% off just about everything at the Artistic Outpost store (**Coupon code not good on EZMount products). Just use coupon code: spring2010_15 at checkout.

Guest Designer ~ Stephanie Severin

1 comment:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Masculine cards Stephanie.