Saturday, December 21, 2013

Leslierahye's A Very Merry Steampunk Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Leslierahye's 3rd Annual Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop.  I am so glad you took a little time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit today.  We have some fun projects to share with you and some blog candy giveaways, so grab a cuppa, sit back, and just relax and enjoy the hop.

I made a Christmas card to share with you today.  This is my interpretation of a "Steampunk'd Christmas".
Supplies used:

5" x 6-1/2" pre-folded green card (Michaels)
Steampunk'd Christmas rubber stamps (Sin City Stamps)
White Snow Glitter cardstock (The Robin's Nest)
Cut Grass Dylusions ink spray (Altered Pages)
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper pad (Altered Pages)
Wink of Stella glitter pens (Altered Pages)
Winter Pine Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Silver, Brass pigment ink pads
Silver detail embossing powder
Vintage Photo distress ink pad
Sizzix Wall Clock Bigz die (Tim Holtz)
Decorative Label punch (Stampin' Up)

Start with a 5" x 6-1/2" pre-folded green card.  Layer a piece of White Snow Glitter cardstock trimmed slightly smaller than card front (4-3/4" x 6-1/4").   Spray with Cut Grass and Winter Pine, let dry.

Stamp and silver emboss gears in open areas on the White Snow Glitter cardstock.  Edge cardstock with silver ink pad.  Adhere to card front.

Die cut wall clock from heavy chipboard and coordinating papers from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper pad.  Layer papers onto chipboard clock, as shown.

Stamp and silver emboss one of the gears from the stamp set onto the circle piece from the wall clock parts and adhere to the chipboard circle for dimension.  Ink clock hands with Vintage Photo distress ink and adhere to clock (gear) face.  Attach wall clock to card front with foam tape.

Stamp and silver emboss "Steampunk'd Christmas" onto a scrap of the print paper and punch out with decorative label punch.  Edge with silver ink.  Adhere to wall clock with foam tape.
Ink pendulum with brass pigment ink and adhere to card beneath wall clock.

Stamp steampunk Santa onto white paper with stone gray ink.  Color with colored pencils and Wink of Stella glitter pens.  Fussy cut Santa and adhere to card with foam dots.
There you have it, a fun steampunk'd Christmas card for your "punky" friends.

Thanks for stopping by today, and please be sure to leave a comment and follow our blogs, if you don't already.  This will enter you into the drawing for any giveaways being offered today.  Below is a list of the hop participants to help you find your way.

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Steampunky Hugs,


  1. Love the card! Thank you for walking us through with the great tutorial. The small things make such a big difference. Now i have to figure out how to subscribe to a blog! Thank you for sharing.

  2. that would be great bigger and in a picture frame near a theme tree. great job.

  3. Gorgeous card Barbara ! Merry Christmas ! xoxo

  4. Very attractive card. I love the interplay of the snowflakes and gears in the background. And the clock is awesome!

  5. I love this whole theme Great Job! Merry Christmas Barbara!

  6. Gorgeous project!! Happy Holidays :)

  7. Wonderful steampunk'd card! Happy Holidays!

  8. Great card Barbara, love how Santa shows of that beautiful steampunk clock! Great embossing with the silver too!

  9. As always, Barbara, your artist's eye tells you just where to take a piece - and when to call it completed! This is delightful - delightfully steampunk, yet, without question, Christmas-y and charming.
    I'm such a fan of yours! LOL
    Best wishes for a fantastic and creative holiday!

  10. Loving your designs! Happy Holidays girly! TFS