anniversary card for my daughter. I decided to take that same idea and give it a steampunk feel. The card was cut from black cardstock and the outer edges embossed with a gear stamp from Artistic Outpost. After I embossed it, I painted over it with Brushed Pewter Distress paint to give it a vintage look. I printed the watch stem and embossed it as well, then sandwiched it between the layers.
To make the clock, I cut white cardstock using Karen's clock face die and then stamped it with Tim Holtz's crackle stamp. I embossed it with several layers of UTEE to give it an enamel finish. The sentiment was computer-generated and then cut with the banner die from Karen's Lorna Label pop-up set.
The monocle - because every steampunk owl needs one, right? - was made by cutting a piece of clear shrink plastic with the 1.75" circle die from Karen's Ring Accordion Album set, shrinking it, and then adding a wire loop around it. So cute! Since I wanted the front of the card to be clear, like the glass on a pocket watch, I cut out the center portion with another die from the set and added a piece of transparency. I added another clock on the back of the second panel so that it would show through the front.
All the supplies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off at IE. And check out what's new in their store - they have all the new dies from Karen available for preorder right now!
If you'd like to make a card like this of your own, here is the watch stem I created for it. Make sure you stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday to see what all the other designers came up with for the challenge, and to be inspired by a fantastic video tutorial from Karen!