This post is all about dads! Well, the birthday cards I made for my dad and my father-in-law. I am lucky in that their birthdays are within a few days so that means that I get to hit two birds with one stone this year and make similar cards. Last year, I made my father-in-law a very special Cubs card. I am not going to say that was why they won, but I can’t say that it didn’t help.
Well, on to our Steampunk Birthday Cards. These were so much fun and involved lots of supplies. All of the paper I used in these cards started as either white or black cardstock and they ended up at 5″x7″. I just loved how they turned out. As you may have noticed, I haven’t done a ton of cards this summer but it was great to get back into the swing of things.
I was really channeling the pickers on these, I was imagining vintage signs with rust and peeling paint. I felt like I had half of my drawers on my workspace when I finished.
When I was creating the cards, I tried to keep to that vintage feel and there is no better product line than Tim Holtz for that. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the gears and the sentiment frame.
I will have a complete list of the products I used to create these birthday cards below.
Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge, Evergreen Boughs, Stormy Sky, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Embossing Ink, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Old Paper, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo
Ink: Colorbox Pigment – Frost White
Mists/Sprays: Key Lime, Dragonfly, Sugar Maple, Moneybags & Bahama Blue – Tattered Angles
Distress Stain: Evergreen Boughs, Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky
Distress Paint: Pewter, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Tarnished Brass & Black
Distress Embossing Powder: Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Stamps: Crackle – Prima, Industrial – Stampendous, French Script(Retired) – Stampin’ Up
Other: White Eyelets – Stampin’ Up. Twine – Stampin’ Up, Brown Eyelets – Memory Keepers, Gears & Brads – Tim Holtz for Ideology, Foam Adhesive Circles – Recollections, Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, Molding Paste – Golden
Goodness, I think that is it! Thank you for stopping by.