The thing that makes it unusual is that I am normally on the last legs yet it is still only May lol!
I had an idea for a Father's Day Pop-up box card but thought I had better be sure so decided to start it early.
I wanted it manly so decided to make it in a Steampunk style using metallic effect card.
I am entering this in SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge for May which is called "Heavy Metal", I have just enough time to enter.
Anyway here it is:
I have used mostly Tim Holtz dies to create the gears, lock, key plate, keys etc. though I have added a few gears cut with Spellbinders dies.
I wanted to create texture on the gears so added Tim Holtz glitter as seen below.
To begin with I used the Glue and Seal to attach the glitter but found the sticky embossing powder worked better for this technique.
I then rubbed over the glitter using Black Soot distress ink giving it an aged appearance.
For the main part of the card, I embossed it using a Sue Wilson embossing folder.
After embossing, I darkened the card by running over the surface with Black Soot distress ink, applied with a blending tool.
I then started to layer up the elements I had already prepared
and also used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to give texture to the layering card.
This is what the card looks like when folded flat.
And a few close-ups of the finished box card.
I stamped the sentiment onto grey mottled card, mounted that onto mirror card and attached it on the top back section.
I completed the card with the addition of crystal gems and a Shisha mirror on the large gear at the back.
I hope you like this and obviously that my father will too.
Please don't tell him you have seen it lol!