Manly Steampunky Mixed Media Birthday Card :)

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My husband is a tall man (6’6″) and so we joke that since he is so big he gets two birthdays.  In truth he really does have two; the one he celebrated most of his childhood years and the one he discovered on his birth certificate when he grew old enough to get a job.  His mother swears by the first one – after all, she was there!  Anyway, it’s that time again and I always make him a card so here is the one for this year in all its glory.  I spent a number of days on it and went a bit crazy (not a far journey for me).   I had such fun trying out new techniques.  This is a pretty photo laden post so hold onto your party hats!  Click on photos for expanded view.

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Opening

Inside

Inside

Left Side Detail

Left Side Detail

Even more Left Side Detail

Even more Left Side Detail

Center Panel

Center Panel

Center Detail

Center Detail

The ‘Happy Birthday’ words are strung onto wires so they are kind of boingy as you open the card.  They float in front of the center panel.

More Center Panel Detail

More Center Panel Detail

The propeller actually spins.

Right Side Panel

Right Side Panel

The octopuses are die cut from metallic cardstock, painted with acrylic paint and distress stains, then embossed with UTEE.  They look like they just emerged from the water.

Back

Back

The outside was made by embossing metal cardstock, then applying layers of metallic paint. The gears were the same technique except they were die cut after the embossing.  The hinges were cut from grunge board and distressed with paint and stains. That’s it!  I left out a lot of steps but this post is already pretty long!  Thanks for looking!

Heather

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7 Responses to Manly Steampunky Mixed Media Birthday Card :)

  1. ~ginny says:

    Oh, Heather! What a fabulous card – so much time and effort and love went into this one!! You had me when you said Steampunk – but this is above and beyond!!! We love that you shared your design & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny,
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / Happy Birthday]
    Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

  2. lisa says:

    This is just awesome hun xxx i adore it xxxxxx

  3. Katie says:

    Stunnig card and love how you have inked the cogs. Thank you for sharing at That Craft Place Challenge Blog

  4. sandie says:

    What a great card – so much detail and texture. Your husband will love this. Thank you for playing along at That Craft Place.

  5. Angela says:

    I am loving this, so much detail! Thank you for sharing this with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

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