Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Steampunk, Oh My! - Graphic 45

It is day 3 of Graphic 45 Cards Week! I went a bit steampunk with these cards! I love clocks and gears. I have such a passion for them! I also like to combine gears with flowers and butterflies. Something about putting those masculine and feminine elements together makes me happy.

Graphic 45 has several collections that fit the steampunk mold. I used two of them here: Steampunk Debutante and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I know this style is not for everyone. I am a fan of some types of sci fi and other crazy things, and I love the Victorian and Regency era...think Around the World in 80 Days.

When I found out that you can emboss the Graphic 45 Kraft Envelope Album pages...I was giddy! The possibilities are endless! Once you emboss your pattern, rub some ink over the raised impression! ooohhh ahhhh!

I used Spellbinders die templates to create my flowers, and for the cardstock gears. The paper flowers and the real metal gears, love!

This next card was shown on my blog in February. Read all the details HERE. (Sometimes I do "repeats"! This one is worth another look, right?!)

I love the Imaginarium Designs chipboard shapes! So elegant!

I hope you are having fun during Graphic 45 Cards Week!

Clockworks Card
Graphic 45 papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Optical Oddities, Race for Time, Bazaar of Wonders
Steampunk Debutante: Nouveau Artistry
Graphic 45 Staples: Kraft Envelope Album
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing ink Venetian Lace
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard gears, chipboard sentiment
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms die templates, Grand Calibur die cutting system
Copic Markers: Various markers
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
7 Gypsies: Gears
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Clock, Spinners, Charm, Jump rings
Provocraft: Cuttlebug Clock Works embossing folder
Ranger: Black Diamond Stickles
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; glue

Butterfly Card
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Large Birdcage, Small Butterfly, Small Clock Face, Mini Steampunk Clock
Bazzill Basics: Raven Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Graphic 45: Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Exquisite Motif
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace; Smooch Spritz Splash, Black Velvet, Vanilla Shimmer, Gold Glow
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint Olive Green, Bronze
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers, moonstone brad
Prima: Crystals
Craft supply: Lace, glue
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System, Nested Lacey Pennants
Recollections: Pearls
Hero Arts: Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner


  1. Oh this look is totally for me! I love the color combos, the rich textures, and your bold choices - black flowers! I want to pick up some of those floral die templates, too. Maybe next month's budget will allow. TFS!

  2. Beautiful. I love this look, of course I am a huge Graphic 45 fan and of you. TFS Pmejo

  3. Hey Gloria! Love your steampunk cards! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

  4. Very beautiful cards. Love them. Love the steampunk style. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.