With Father's Day just around the corner I thought I had better sit down and make a card for my wonderful step-dad, not easy as he's not really into sports or pints (as many male cards seem to slot every man into those two categories).
Light bulb moment - cogs = Steampunk... perfect!
This is what I came up with and its pretty much how I sketched it, unusual for me as I normally stray!
I did want the balloons to be more like the colour of medicine balls, a faux leather look but I kinda like the muted brown/orange colour they've dried too.
The cogs have been die cut onto Kraft card and embossed with an antique gold and copper embossing powder. All of the papers have been inked heavily to create a rusty effect, replicating Steampunk - I hope :)
Entering - Daisy Chain Challenges - Monochromatic
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Supplies: Kraft cardstock, Crafters Companion water coloured card, Kuretake pens, Sizzix Gearhead and MB Little Hot Air Balloon dies, Unbranded copper/antique gold embossing powders, MM eyelets, Stamping All Day sentiment, KaiserCraft gems and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo