Friday, January 27, 2012

Steampunk Paper Bag Card ...

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TGIF, crafty stampers!

Today's vintage-stampy project is a Steampunk-style paper bag card! I used a variety of Tim Holtz Ideology products in this project, a vintage Bingo card, heavily distressed shipping tags, a vintage French vocabulary card, a vintage slide mount loaded with crusty goodness, an old rusty key, and last-but-not-least, rubber stamped images. So much fun to create!

Here's a peek at the interior of the card:



And the back cover:


This card is entered in Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge "Texture It" challenge. A distressed Kraft glassine flower, chunky patina, rusty goodness, and dry embossing created lots of texture.

I'm also entering the card in Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead "Favorite Designer Paper" challenge. The paper used throughout here is from Stampin' Up's retired "Autumn Meadows" collection ... in my opinion, one of the best vintage/distressed collections ever sold by Stampin' Up. Yes, I have a second, unopened pack of this collection ... which, by law, shall be hoarded until the end of time.

For a complete list of product used here, please refer to the Card Recipe, below.

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... hope you have a very crafty weekend!

~Hugs,




Challenges:

Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Early Espresso" Card Stock by Stampin' Up; Kraft Card Stock by PTI; Kraft-Core Card Stock by Tim Holtz for Core'dinations; Kraft Glassine Paper by Tim Holtz; Paper Bag by Uline
  • Designer Paper: "Autumn Meadow" Collection (Retired) by Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: 'Journey' Ticket by Limited Edition; 'Curious Possiblility' Set by Tim Holtz; All Other Rubber Stamps are Unknown (Unmounted)
  • Ink: "Early Espresso" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Gathered Twigs" Seasonal Distress Ink by Tim Holtz; "Chestnut Roan" Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap; Black Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Other Color Medium: Acrylic Paint Dabber by Ranger
  • Accessories: Distressed Shipping Tags; Prima Flowers; Vintage Bingo Card, Vintage Slide Mount, Vintage Photo Corners, Vintage Key, and Vintage French Vocabulary Card All From Personal Collection; Memo Pin by Tim Holtz; Antique Copper Brads and Washers by Tim Holtz; Film Ribbon by Tim Holtz; Journaling Tickets by Tim Holtz; Metal Flower by Tim Holtz
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Steampunk 'On the Edge' Die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Iron Fence 'On the Edge' Die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Ticket Corner Punch by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 12" x 6"

29 comments:

Craft Owl said...

Hi from a new follower. That's a fantastic creation - great colour combination :-)

Mx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous altered paper bag! Love the colors, added texture and use of the gears! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous card, Deb. Your texturizing is awesome and the card is so beautifully created. Excellent!

Ida said...

Fabulous card. Love all the different elements. So fun and the colors just pop. Thanks for following my blog, following you right back!

Anita Houston said...

That's not a card...that a book...lol...wow!!! Grand prize winner!!! And I love how you put recipe at the bottom...so cool!!! Meant to tell you that the other day. Nice work here!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Deb that is an awesome card! I love all the embellishments and details and the colors are FAB!

Davi said...

Love that awesome album Deb! Lots of very cool details :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your project- the flower is awesome- the paper is pretty- but I love the steampunk gears on the edge.....- love all of the embellishments you used too!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card!! Love the awesome design and that fabulous vintage look!! Great work!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Tonniece said...

Love it, so different and lovely.

Hugs
Tonniece

Rosemary said...

Imagine my delight when I saw a comment from you on my blog and then double that when I saw that you participated in our Opus Gluei challenge! WOO HOO!!!!!

My gosh you do beautiful projects and you know what? The fun you have comes through loud and clear. This card is phenomenal and so detailed and so cool, so Deb!
Thanks so much for participating in our challenge, I hope you are able to do so in the future as well!

Kristen said...

Love this and am so glad you joined in this challenge at the Opus Gluei. Your gear dies are so neat, and cutting them out of the turquoise is a really cool touch. What a creative you are. Thanks for sharing!!!

Jana said...

WOW!!! This is amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Opus Gluei.

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh, love this card! The color combinations is wonderful. Love that you used a paper bag as the card base!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Oh wooow, your card is amazing! So much gorgeous Steampunkness to look at!

Brenda Brown said...

This is just fabulous Deb, I love steampunk and this is a magnificently embellished example ot it. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Stamp Man.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely entry with us this month at The Artistic Stamper.....good luck!
xoxo Sioux

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How amazing it that! Lots of time and work went into this fabby project....and I didn't think I needed that gear edge die! whaaa

maryr917 said...

this is a fabulous altered project-love all the elements you used on this-you do the tim holtz style to the max and so excellently

Vicki C said...

Awesome Deb! Very cool!

fatmonica said...

Stunning card!I'm following now to see more!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful creation Deb! Love the dies that you used! Wonderfully done! :D

Chris said...

this is freaking gorgeous!! love all the grunginess!!

Carmen said...

Very creative! Love your paperbag card and the steampunk theme!

JeanFB said...

Absolutely stunning! What a treat this card would be to receive. (And I tend to do the same thing.... buy two of it all - one to use, one to hoard. Which is why my stash has now spilled out into the hallway, LOL!) Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous album! Love your colors, the gears, and flowers.

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Deb , what an amazing card ! So much to enjoy on it inside , back and front .Stunning detail .Tell me though where will you write the greeting ?

Deb Neerman said...

Hi Shirley-anne, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!
The bag has a large pocket ... where the gears are die cut ... and I slip notes, the greeting, or any other special memorabilia in the pocket. I like to think it adds to the charm!
Thanks for asking!

Tammy Tutterow said...

Thank you so much for sharing this card on the Sizzix blog! It is fabulous!