Thursday, December 24, 2015

Steampunk Snowman

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge our twist is "Snowmen." Great theme for this time of year, right? But remember, adding the twist is optional. You can always submit an ATG card, so why not play along this week?
I had never seen a steampunk snowman before, so when I saw this darling digi by our wonderful sponsor this month, Sherri Baldy, I was intrigued! I had to make a card with him!
I grabbed some cardstock I had with gears and clocks and set to work! I started by making a 7 1/2 inch by 7 1/2 inch top-hinge card as my base. Then I cut out some elements and layered them up on the base to give it some fun dimension.
First layer was adhered with glue tape, second layer with foam tape and third layer with a double layer of foam tape. Then I added one small element to the bottom left with more foam tape. Love that stuff!
I had a fun clock I wanted to add, but it was too light to fit in with the card style, so I inked it up with some Tsukineko walnut ink in Java.
Here's how it turned out.
This is a close up of the digi I colored with colored pencils. I used my Silhouette Studio Design software to size him up and print him onto some matching cardstock. I had to manually set the darkness on the printer because he came out much too light to see properly on this cardstock the first time. I cut him out with a Spellbinders Grand Circles die and adhered him with, you guessed it, foam tape! Then I added some metal gears from Tim Holtz to finish off the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

 My Besties Meet at Scrappers Corner Monthly Card Challenge (M,P1,E3,CO,SIR)  #19 Anything Goes
My Besties Spanish Challenge (M,P10) #17 Anything Goes
Digi Galore (M,P1) Monochrome with a hint of colour
Die Cut Divas (M,P1,E4) Warm and Cozy
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Crafts Galore Encore (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge (M,P1) #34 Create a Scene
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  Anything Goes Runs till Dec 29
Crafty Creations - 2W - #305 Anything Goes  (Week 1 of 2)

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #65 Always Anything Goes 
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F ATG
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #215 Anything Goes  Challenge Runs 2 Weeks
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #108 Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Christmas or Winter
Tinker- Dream (M,P15) #36 Winter
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #332 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #274 -  Anything Goes - runs till Jan 4
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge - M, SIO, E3 if Sherri Baldy product E1 if not - (December) Anything Goes & Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Winter Wonderland
Shabby Tea Room - 1st & 3rd Mondays - (Week 1) Winter Wonderland Photo Inspiration*
613 Avenue Create - W - #154 Anything goes
We Love 2 Create  - 2W, E1, SIO - #26 Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes (W1 of 2)
Allsorts W,3E anything but Christmas
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - anything goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges W - No.107 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
My Besties Pretty Precolored Printable Challenge M, 3E, SIR (must have any Bestie) No.18 December - Anything Goes  with a Bestie
Pile it On: ATG Christmas or Winter
Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects December - Winter Time


  1. I love Steampunk, Carrie, and you have certainly done the genre well. I hope you never give this one away!Outstanding!

  2. Fab steampunk card! What a cool image, thanks for sharing with us at LOC challenges this week.

  3. I love your steampunk card. So gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at my Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner
    Hugs Hester

  4. Wow so different. Great Steampunk Card. Love it.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  5. Thank you also for sharing this little beauty with us over here at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  6. This is fabulous, I love the background. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very Merry Christmas. Sue xx

  7. Great Steampunk card. Thank you for joining with us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

  8. Beautiful project, thank you for joining us at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner.
    Carla DT

  9. Hermoso Tarjeta, gracias por acompañarnos en el grupo de My Besties Spanish Challenhe Blog, te deseo mucha suerte con tu proyecto.
    Carla DT

  10. Bellísimo el trabajo, gracias por acompañarnos en el grupo de My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Mucha suerte!!
    María Luisa DT

  11. Unique project...Thanks for sharing it with Crafty Friends Challenge!

  12. Great Steampunk theme Carrie, so different for Christmas. thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
    Andrea x

  13. Cool and beautiful card, awesome job Carrie, hugs, Lori m

  14. Very cool looking project, vintage almost. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  15. Carrie, Your card is totally awesome! The paper looks so real I almost thought those where all real gears and was surprised when I seen the snowman image on the Bestie shop. Hope your had a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs Pat

  16. Great card but not entirely certain if this fits out challenge at Allsorts as while it doesn't mention Christmas, Snowmen (and a great one) are usually associated with Christmas.
    But Thank you so much for joining in our Anything but Christmas challenge at Allsorts.


  17. Beautiful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge December ATG.

  18. This is awesome! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

    1. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Meet At The Scrappers Corner Looking forward to see you again soon.
      MATSC DT
      Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  19. Wow, Your project is Fantastic! All of your details are just Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining our Challenge over at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner! Mindy DT

  20. A different but fun and creative version of a snowman card! Looking great!

  21. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at My besties meet at the scrappers corner we really appreciate your support and hope to see you next time
    Michelle DT

  22. Lindo proyecto !!! Muchas gracias por jugar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog. Esperamos verte en el próximo reto.
    Lidia DT

  23. How wonderfully different this is Carrie! This is such a fun snowman image and you did a great job with it!

  24. Wow such a beautiful card - great job as always!!!

  25. Bonito trabajo,gracias por participar en My Bestie Spanish, Gaby DT

  26. Hi Carrie
    What a cute snowman, you have made - All your gears look great in 3D.
    Thank you for participating in SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges.
    Hugs, Susan

  27. Fun card! I like all the layers and added elements!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  28. Fabulous card with gorgeous details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Happy New Year;-))m

  29. Such a cute steampunk snowman and such an amazing steampunk card! Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  30. This is a great style, love it. Thanks for playing along with!