Sunday, November 14, 2010

Steampunk Christmas...

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. WellsThis week Simply Betty is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and Betty let each of the Sweeties choose an image to play with. When I saw that she just released a line of Steampunk images I HAD to grab one for the challenge.

The images are very detailed, so I printed it a little larger than I normally would and fussy cut around the finished image. The card measures 5" x 5" and barely fits the image. I used Amy Young as my inspiration for how to add an image to a card with no built in layer, I am used to having my image firmly attached to an oval or a rectangle of white or cream! :)

I used a Woodware USA sentiment for the inside, plus a Holly by Denami...

Stamps: Emma (Simply Betty,) Traditional Christmas Greetings (Woodware USA,) Small Solid Holly Leaves (Denami)
Paper: Wonderland & Oh Joy (Cosmo Cricket,) Good Cheer (October Afternoon,) Dark Chocolate, White CS (PTI)
Ink: Printer, Copic Markers, Old Linen Distress Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Misc: Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Poinsettia, Pearl Brad


Cupcake Inspirations:
Eat Sleep Stamp
CCEE: Store Bought Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles: Vintage
ABC Challenge: H is for Holidays
Scrap Creations: Christmas
Bee Crafty: Christmas + Digi
Tip Top Tues: Use an image
Freshly Brewed: 2 or More Patterned Papers
Stamp Something: Digi
Robyn's Fetish: Traditional Christmas Colors
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Musical
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the other Sweeties' creations!!


  1. This is gorgeous, Rachel! I love it!


  2. Such a pretty creation! I love the way you cut out your main image for the card! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for playing with us at I Did It Creations (Robyn's Fetish)!

  3. Neat XMAS card! Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  4. Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  5. Love this card. It brought a smile to my face. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  6. So fun! Love that stamp. And of course you really made it pop!

  7. very different card x love it x Thanks for joining us this week at TOP TIP TUESDAY x Leigh x

  8. Beautiful. What a unique image and wow your cutting/coloring are fantastic.

  9. Yea Rachel's back! Girl you haven't been around in ages. I was tickled to see you post. Your card is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!! You cut out the main image with such precsion. And those embellishments are stunning. Pure awesomeness by an amazing crafter! Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!!!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the flower and the inside treatment. FABulous! :)

  11. Wonderful job I love it. Thanks for playing at Aly's.

  12. That is gorgeous! Great work!
    ★ Jasmine Wilmany



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