Friday, July 31, 2015

Steampunk Bestie For the New World Wide Open Challenge

Hello crafty friends! Today marks the start of a new challenge on the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog. Our sponsor is Sherri Ann Baldy and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES. The only requirements to enter are that you must be on a Design Team and you must use a rubber or digital stamp.  

I have used Image 618 for today's project. I colored this little beauty with my Spectrum Noir markers. I usually shy away from using my makers (on more than the skin) for these digis because they have such tiny details. I'm always afraid I will make a huge mess of them, but I actually think she turned out pretty good. I impressed myself! That's always a good feeling.  

The background started out as a plain white piece of cardstock. I embossed it with a Spellbinder embossing folder and then inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Wild Honey, Tim Holtz Black Soot and Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. 

The gear boarder is from the Cricut image set Birthday Cakes. I inked it with an embossing ink pad, put two different  embossing powders on it, and set it with my heat tool. 
After that I sprayed it with to give it an aged look. I also used the image set Paper Lace 2 for a couple of the individual gears. 

These gorgeous red roses were hand made by me with one of my favorite files from The Cutting Cafe...3D Paper Flowers. There's even a video to show you how to put them together. I love being able to perfectly match my flowers to my project by making them myself.
 I will often times make extra just to have some on hand. 
I am so thankful to have a Cricut Explore that does all the cutting for me. 

Here's a shot of the inside of the card. 

Card Recipe 

Steampunk My Bestie Image 618
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Ranger Embossing Pad
Embossing Powder
Scotch ATG 
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Die-Namites Leafy Flourish Die
Cricut Image Set Birthday Cakes
Cricut Image Set Paper Lace 2 
Metal Charms

Challenges Entered


  1. Beautiful card, Tina! I love it. Just became a follower to your blog.

  2. Magnifique!! Merci de participer au défi My-Besties en Français! Bonne chance!!

  3. Stunning Tina, love the design, and the image is gorgeous too.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you Linda! I love this image. Steampunk is so fun.

  4. Just gorgeous Tina great DT project just love it :)

  5. Gorgeous Tina
    Gr Karin


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. lovely thanks for joining us at besties uk - Carol UK DT x

  7. Hi Tina!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog :D
    Your card is wonderful! So many lovely embellish and decorated inside too!
    Have a great weekend ...
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  8. Hi Tina, Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining MBDGD. Hugs, Cindy DT

  9. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  10. Really a beautiful card
    Thanks for joining MBDGD
    Greetz Linette

  11. Vraiment magnifique! Merci de participer au défi de My Besties en français! Bonne chance!

  12. very nice card
    thank you for joining us at My Besties en francais

  13. Hallo liebe Tina,

    eine wunderschöne Karte mit viel Liebe zum Detail gearbeitet. Ich bin total begeistert von der Gestaltung. Großes Kompliment für diese Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der My Besties Challenge Deutschland. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

  14. What a pretty card! Lovely design and colouring! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
    Kamila DT

  15. Really beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at My-Besties en français!
    Good luck, Annie xx

  16. So beautiful card design and lovely colouring!thank you for playing along with us at MBDDchallenge this month!
    Hugs Gudrun DT


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