Steampunk 40th Birthday Card

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My brother ask me to make he’s girlfriend a 40th birthday card, so I looked at my discs and chose SteamPunk by Debbi Moore.

Materials used:

8″ by 8″ Scallop edged white card
SteamPunk by Debbie Moore cd rom
Gold mirri card
Gold ribbon
Tattered lace Steampunk bird
Cog dies
Foam pads


Choose an image from the dvd rom (the image that has been used was a complete set that included an image, sentiment and borders) and one matching paper.

Cut out all the elements on the image page.

Score the front of the card at 10 cms and fold over, this will form a z fold card.

Cut two pieces of gold mirri card approx 19 cms by 19 cms and 19 cms by 9 cms.

Cut two pieces of the chosen paper approx 18.5 cms by 18.5 cms and 18.5 cms by 8.5 cms .

Matt and layer these cut pieces together : 18.5 cms by 18.5 cms  on to the 19 cms by 19 cms gold mirri card and 18.5 cms by 8.5 cms on to the 18.5 cms by 9 cms gold mirri card. This will give a small gold border around the paper.

Attach the larger matt and layer to the inside of the card.

With the smaller matt and layer attach a piece of gold ribbon the left hand edge (as in picture) next glue a border on top of the ribbon leaving a small edge either side.

Using foam pads attach one of the smaller elements in the centre of this giving the card dimension.

Next attach this to the front fold of the card along with the topper.

Using foam pads attached the sentiment to the inside of the card (please see picture)

To finish the card off I cut a tattered lace bird out of gold mirri card and a few different sized cogs.

The gold bird has been attached to the front fold and the gold cogs have gone on the inside of the card but because of the fold of the card you can see these perfectly.



Challenges I would like to enter are:

Crafter’s Castle : Anything Goes with the option using Distress Ink Technique

Happy Little Stampers : February Anything goes with dies challenge

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge : Using patterned papers

A Perfect Time To Craft : Anything goes

The Corrosive Challenge : Anything goes


8 thoughts on “Steampunk 40th Birthday Card”

  1. Janie Rinta says:

    I love Love LOVE your Steampunk birthday card!!! Fabulous image and wonderful elements to create so much dimension!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter’s Castle this month….good luck 🙂
    Hugs… Janie
    Crafter’s Castle

  2. Annette says:

    Well this is just a gorgeous 40th Biorthday Card, looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT for

  3. Janice Rohde says:

    Great card for a 40th birthday.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Janice DT for

  4. Ana Isabel says:

    Amazing card!!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us!
    Ana Isabel Dt Coordinator

  5. Wynn Walton says:

    Great creation. I love the CD too. Love all the added embellishments . Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

  6. Jane Willis says:

    I know you said you’d linked this one up to CD Sundays by mistake, but after all there IS a bird on it so I reckon you could just about get away with the theme! It’s a beautiful card, steampunk at its most gorgeous.

  7. Great creation and so many elements on the card,
    Thank you for sharing you card with us
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Great steampunk card. I love it.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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