Monday, 26 January 2015

Three of a Kind - Steampunk ATCs

I'm getting back into my ATC making, after not really getting into the groove with them last month when my health was low.

Today I'm sharing a set of three with you that I've made for a swap on a Facebook Group, there was no specified theme, just that three were required to enter.  Being a bit of a steampunk lover, I thought I'd use that as my theme.

My first step was to cover the base card with some designer paper that was printed with French newspaper.  I put on three ripped layers and inked the edges using Antique Linen distress ink, I also distressed the edges slightly using scissor blades.

I recently found some brilliant wooden embellishments in The Range, a set of hats - top hats, bowler hats and homburgs - together with a mixture of moustaches.  I picked out one of each and coloured them black using a sharpie, then glued them into position on the front of the ATCs.  I also found a set of sticky notes in the same shop that had an assortment of pointing hands, lightbulbs and the like on them so I added one of these to each ATC, and wrote a suitable word on each.  The finishing touch was to stamp some little cog wheels and then add a little pearlised gold texture paste to some of the edges on each.

Can't wait to see what style of ATCs I get in return!!

Thanks for reading :o)
Steffi xx

I would like to enter this into the following swaps:

SanDee & Amelies Steampunk Challenges - Three's my lucky number - here :

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Challenge 64 - Anything Goes with a twist - Use Layers - here :

Daring Cardmakers -You Can Leave Your Hat On - here :

Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge - Take a Stamp - here :


Left of Center Creative Challenges - Challenge 62 - Layer it Up - here :


  1. Great little set of ATC's ...... Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  2. A wonderful steampunk threesome, Steffi!

    Love the muted colour scheme and the moustache theme! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely ATCs with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  3. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Best wishes ~ Renee xx

  4. Love the hats and moustaches. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

  5. Beautiful set of ATCS, so happy you joined us for Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge, Tracy xoxox

  6. These hats are supercool. I like the vintage feel of your ATCs. Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 64 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. Ha ha - gotta love a bit of steampunk. You found some adorable embellishments there and have really put them to good use. Lovely. Thanks for sharing at LOC.