|Cycling Through Life ... Enjoy the Journey!|
I made this card for a co-worker's husband's birthday. I decided to try a little Steampunk The gentleman on the bike is a free graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Awesome site! You have to go! I would say this is a "soft" Steampunk card, as I have seen a lot of very "heavy metal" cards and scrapbook pages out there! They make great male cards.
The sentiment inside reads: "Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use!" ~ Charles M. Shultz
Consider yourself Steampunked!
- Watercolour background technique using Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spiners. Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adhesive Tissue Tape.
- Hinge is Tim Holtz Grungeboard Plain Elements; inked with Vintage Photo and "smooshed" with my finger some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles
- Sentiments from computer
- Metal squares (on corners) Michael's $1.50 bin.
Here are a couple more. Same layout, slightly different colours and hardware:
PS - What do you think of my new layout?
Shabby Chic Vintage, perhaps? The lady in the header is "Matilda". She reminded me of the old movies from the '40s, which I love! The background and header is from Cute and Cool Free Backgrounds By Itkupilli I thought it went perfect with my blog title!