I entered a card competion at “Ski treffet” last
weekend. The task was "Steampunk and Christmas". I have never made any Steampunk before - had
no metal gears to use - and did not really know where to start. I tried to find
out what Steampunk really is - and found, that it`s a combination of Victorian
vision of the future and science fiction. I thought the idea was just
creasy - so I decided to just make the card/project completely crazy.
Without any gears - my search for gears started.
Someone told me to go and find old watches - although new watches have few
Then I found this "Pandoras box” of a clock at a second hand shop - and it made my day :)
After looking through a lot of steampunk pictures - I decided that - in almost all of them - the people in the digistamps or pictures had Steampunk goggles. Then I decided to make a set of goggles to put into the card - just like tea lights in a tea light card.
The goggles are made of
the cardboard center of a roll of kitchen cloths - but the cardboard center of
a toilet roll or kitchen roll can also be used. The thicker the cardboard roll
is - the better. The cardboard roll has been cut to shape, and covered
The nose bridge on the
glasses, is a recycled part of a draw handle (the nob has been removed). The
straps are med from fake leather - and a recycled watch strap buckle has been
used to close it.
The glasses are actually made of small sea though
acrylic makeup containers. I also made a small draw for them, to place inside
OK - As if the goggles were not crazy enough - I decided
to take it further. I wanted to place battery operated lights inside the card -
with a switch that turns on the lights when you open the card!
So this is the
inside of the card - with the lights, and the glasses.
The draw can
be placed inside the box in the card. The motive is from Dulemba, coloured
Wiring diagram for the lights
itself, is a screw on the side of the card and a metal ring slotted inside the
edge of the front of the card. The metal meets when the card is opened, which
turns the switch on.
The front of
the card. A mixture of old clock parts,
pars from a sewing machine and gears, cut with the silhouette.
The front of the card also has a working iris made ut of paper! I had a good look an the net for templates, however, the templates I found - were a bit wrong - so I redid it to make it work.
Templates and Copyright - Please read.
This is my own template. The inspiration is from pictures of several metal Steampunk mechanical irises. You are free to use my templates, and publish your own craft. However, it would be nice if you link back to me. Please do not sell or publish my templates, as they are or edited!My templates are copyrighted by law.
Dette er min egen mal. Inspirasjonen er hentet fra bilder av flere mekaniske metall Steampunk iriser Du kan fritt bruke malen til å lage dine egne arbeider. Du kan også fritt publisere ditt eget arbeide. Jeg ville imidlertid satt pris på om du linket tilbake til meg. Du har ikke lov til å publisere eller selge mine maler, som de er eller redigert. Mine maler har copyright under Åndsverksloven.
It`s a new challenge at Kort o Mania. This time we want to see animals on your creation.
I have made a Christmas ornament ball to order. The acrylic ball is from Hobbykunst.
The stamp is "Christmas Tilda with
cat" from Magnolia. The motive has been coloured with Promarkers. The
motive has been made in 3D, by stamping several times, coloured, cut and glued
together with 3D pads. The christmas tree has been folded in paper (origami).
The lace is from Martha Stewart "Snow Lace Ribbon". The background paper is “Juledrømmer
– ventetid” by “Vibeke Spigseth” from Poppy design. I have also used snowpaint
This side step card was made to order. The specifications was coloured "Rose scent Tilda", autumn colours, handmade flower and six of the same card. Tilda is coloured with promarkers. The green paper is from My minds Eye "Out and about". Stickles glitter is used on the Rose Tilda is holding and the large handmade rose.
This is my own template. You are free to use my templates, and publish your own craft. However, it would be nice if you link back to me. Please do not sell or publish my templates, as they are or edited!My templates are copyrighted by law.
Dette er min egen mal. Du kan fritt bruke malen til å lage dine egne arbeider. Du kan også fritt publisere ditt eget arbeide. Jeg ville imidlertid satt pris på om du linket tilbake til meg. Du har ikke lov til å publisere eller selge mine maler, som de er eller redigert. Mine maler har copyright under Åndsverksloven.
It's already October, and Kort o Mania has a new challenge. I have used the digital stamp "Home for the Holidays" from Robyn's Fetish. I have used promarkers to colour the image. The fence and the lamp is my own Silhouette design. The lace is an edited freebie lace from Shery K Design.