My Steampunk Card (or not) for Cardz 4 Galz

Steampunk Card Using Geared Up Garage by Stampin' Up!

We have a great challenge for you at the Cardz 4 Galz challenge – at least, it certainly challenged me! Deborah is our host and wants to see your “Steampunk” creations. Although my card is a far cry from being an authentic steampunk card, it does have some of the elements, in my humble opinion. I had to dig deep into my craft room for that clock die, but am so glad I finally got to use it!

Steampunk Card Using Geared Up Garage by Stampin' Up!


  • This card started with the new In Color, Cinnamon Cider. It is definitely my favorite out of the five great colors added to the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. If you know me at all, you will know how much I love neutrals and we needed this one! Because the Kaisercraft Foliage Clock die is large (5 1/2″ tall), I went a bit bigger with the card size. The card base was cut at 7″ x 10″ and scored at 5.”
  • I found basic black cardstock in my stash that had some texture on it so I cut it down to 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ and layered it onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Then, I cut the clock out with copper foil paper and cut it once again with a black foam adhesive sheet. This gave it just the dimension I was looking for. I glued them together and set it aside for the time being.
  • Another panel of Cinnamon Cider cardstock was dry embossed with the new embossing folder, Dainty Diamonds, and very lightly sponged across the surface to give the raised areas some highlights. All of the pieces were then adhered together.
  • The sentiment (Blossoms in Bloom) was stamped with black ink and cut into a banner.
  • The gears (Geared Up Garage) were cut and sponged with black ink.
  • The new Antique Corners were added, as well as the retired Designer Elements. I had some Tim Holtz Keys adornments so added a couple of them as well. The more bling, the better, right?!

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  1. You got the Steampunk vibe for sure!

  2. This card is beautifully executed, Debbie! I don’t do steampunk, but I sure enjoy looking at it and I’m pretty sure a lot of what I’ve seen included cogs and gears, so I think you are spot on with this design! That clock die is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Lovely elegant card.

  4. WOW!!
    I will pass this to a stamper who loves steampunk.
    Although I have to say, this is unique and not too steampunky. Is that a word? Lol.
    I may borrow her set.

  5. Nur Meharuma Chowdhury

    What a beautiful card! Thank you for participating at Through The Craft Room Door anything goes challenge ♥
    Meharuma DT

  6. Debbie – you most definitely have the steampunk feeling – I love this clock and the rich colours you’ve used. Fab card. Deborah, x

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