Steampunk Angus

Steampunk Dude

This card is for the latest ATG challenge at Creative Fingers.  We have the one and only Rick St. Dennis as our sponsor this time :)  We would love it if you could join us, and while you’re there, pop over to my teammate’s blogs to see their fabulous projects!!

I decided to challenge myself in a big way with this card.  The image, Angus MacPunque, from RSD has a lot of folds in his cape…..I’m still struggling with folds.  Added to that, it’s a male card, something that I shy away from much of the time – and Steampunk to boot!! Well, I love a good challenge, and I had a doozy of one with this card!  I colored Angus up with my SN markers, and was surprised at how well his cape turned out :)  I masked him off to do the background with some Distress inks, to give it an aged look.  I had the embossing folder that I used on the base for eons….one of those things that I just HAD to have, then never got around to using for 3 or 4 years!  I inked the raised parts to give the pattern a bit of definition.  I cut the gears with my Cricut, inked them a bit, then applied gilding flakes randomly.  I distressed the edges of everything but the gears, then inked them up.  A stamped sentiment, and it was time to assemble the card.  After a bit of wiggling around, I got it laid out so I was happy, then glued everything down.  I really think I pulled it off, with the vintage, monochromatic look – it goes nicely with the whole steampunk thing :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply Papercraft – ATG #22

That Craft Place – ATG

Lemon Shortbread – ATG #8

Cards and More – ATG

Art By MiRan – ATG #51

Crafter’s Cafe – #142 Monochromatic

Southern Girls – ATG

Fussy N’ Fancy - #156 Monochrome

7 thoughts on “Steampunk Angus”

  1. Wow, what an utterly fabulous card! Love the repeated theme of the cogs. Beautifully inked, coloured and embossed. Stunning card. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls for our ‘Anything Goes’ ~ Team Trace ~ challenge. Love to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  2. Susan, your card is fabulous! I always have troubles with the steampunk theme, but you’ve done a terrific job here. The image, the embossed background paper, the embellishments–they’re just perfect for the theme.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Norma

  3. Hi Susan, Love your steampunk card….. one of my favourite themes and you have nailed it along with it being a great card for a male!! Just perfect! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

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