Friday, 11 April 2014

Little Claire goes Steampunk!

Marianne here with my first project post for Little Claire. I love making vintage cards and I thought I would show how you can make a steampunk card which is easier than you may think.

You will need
Little Claire Good Times stamp set
Kraft card, 6" x 6" card blank
Memento Rich Cocoa stamp pad
Burlap(or you can use builder's scrim or raffia lace, anything with a similar texture)
Baker's twine
1 sheet 6" square paper (I used Bo Bunny Timepiece)
Tim Holtz steampunk on the edge die, Memory Box moustache dies and Brown Core'dinations
Distress tool and Sanding block

Stamp owl and sentiment onto kraft card using Memento ink. Cut to size. Trim paper to size. Distress edges of image and paper with tool. (If you don't have a distress tool use scissors.)

Attach paper to kraft card, distress edges of card, cut burlap and fray sides. Attach 2 pieces of baker's twine across burlap.

Attach to card blank. Diecut cogs using Tim Holtz die and Core'dinations then sand down for distressed look. Attach to edge. Attach image using 3d glue or foam pads.

Diecut moustaches from Core'dinations and attach.

I hope you have enjoyed my first project and that I have encouraged you to have a go. 
Please leave a comment, we love to know what you think.

We will be back with a new challenge for you tomorrow.


  1. I love this! Gorgeous texture and love those muted colours with that cute image!

  2. A totally different look for Little Claire - I love it. Pat x

  3. Thanks Marianne for such a super project x

  4. Fab steam punk,love the

  5. great card Marianne - fab stamps xx

  6. Great first project Marianne! Love a bit of steampunk! hugs Heidi x

  7. Fabulous card Marianne! The owl really suits this Steampunk card. Love all the different elements and textures. Great first project. Debra x