Steampunk Postcard

I’ve been meaning to make something steampunky for a long time, but somehow never actually have (until now). So this is my first steampunk creation (many firsts for me this year)! I am quite pleased with it and hope you’ll like it too.

This steampunk postcard features a lot of stamping and embossing, some patterned paper, butterflies, and a close-up of a pretty woman’s face.

For the background, I used Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45 and various text stamps (e.g. “An Eerie Tale” by G45). The butterflies are pieces of Tim Holtz ephemera. The main focus is on the lady from the “Classics #5” set by Tim Holtz. I was ecstatic when I bought this stamp last year (I still am), but this is only the second time I’ve used it since then, as I was “saving” it (silly me!).

The background was built on a recycled piece of corrugated cardboard β€” it’s always nice when you get to reuse or repurpose random materials that are lying around your home.

Today's challenges:
Simon Says Stamp (Monday)
Take a Word Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create
The Corrosive Challenge Blog
Stamping Sensations
Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Thank You!

24 thoughts on “Steampunk Postcard

  1. A delightful creation for our ‘Fabulously Feminine’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thank you so much for joining in the fun.

    B x


  2. I love this postcard! The complexity of the background juxtaposed with that gorgeous, vintage-style stamp is really exciting!


  3. You have every right to be pleased. Your first Steampunk make captures the genre perfectly! I look forward to seeing future projects. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog


  4. Hi Bambi. I know what you mean about ‘saving’ a stamp – I do that all the time. This lady’s face is one of my favourites. I’m sure you will bring her out to play many times.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs


    1. Thank you, Sylvia! You should try to use your favourite things more often (easier said than done, I know 😌); but, after all, what’s the point of having something if we don’t let ourselves enjoy using it, right? 😊


  5. A lovely feminine creation! Great stamping! Thanks for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations and Good Luck!


  6. Great postcard, very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!


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