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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Steampunk Lock & Key Card

Created this card with a Steampunk Lock & Key theme using many of my Tim Holtz items.

Embossed glassine with a Tim Holtz Steampunk embossing folder. Used grungeboard with the TH Mini Lock & Key Set dies. Used TH Dabbers Gold and then Copper and Distress Inks walnut stain & black soot on the TH Mini Lock & Key. Distressed the Lock & Key with TH sander and then applied a little more of the Dabber colors & Distress Inks. Used TH core'dinations cardstock and TH paper distresser on edges. Stamped sentiment "KEY TO MY HEART" on copper glitter cardstock using Staz On Jet Black and a Valentine rubber stamp that has a key & sentiment. When I applied the Staz On I did not apply to entire stamp and rubbed off the part that got on the key so I would just have the sentiment for stamping on the copper glitter cardstock. Used a Spellbinder Grommet tag for sentiment tag. Used TH long fasteners brads.

I liked how the grungeboard looked with the TH Dabbers & Distress Inks. 

Discovered that the glassine does not take to adhesive so I applied the adhesive to the cardstock and then pressed the glassine on.


Supplies List
card measures 5" x 6"
ink:  Staz On Jet Black
paper: copper glitter cardstock
punch: Fiskars 1/16" circle to make holes for TH long fasteners brads
Spellbinder: Grommet Tag
stamp: craft smart Valentine rubber stamp with key & sentiment
   stamped the sentiment making sure to clean off the rest of the rubber stamp
   so only the sentiment would be stamped on copper glitter cardstock 
Tim Holtz: long fasteners/brads: 2 to adhere sentiment tag, Dabbers - Gold, Copper,
   die - Mini Lock & Key Set, Distress Ink - walnut stain, black soot, 
   embossing - Steampunk embossing folder,  
   paper - core'dinations walnut stain, glassine, grungeboard
   paper distresser, sander

Entering this into the following challenges:

4/18 Raise the Bar Lock the Door Ch: Key/Door/House 1E 4/12

4/20 Love to Create Ch61 For the Guys 3E(#3) 4/15
4/20 Red Carpet Studio Card Ch RCS32 Hollywood Noir Vintage Card 3E(#1) 4/14

4/21 LEJ Designs Ch49 Emboss It 3E(#3) 4/16

4/23 Aud Sentiments Ch78 For a guy! unlim 4/10
4/23 Crafty Creations Ch218 No patterned paper 2E(#2) 4/17
4/23 Pennys Ch123 Use a Sentiment 3E(#1) 4/17
4/23 Word Art Wed Ch76 Anything Goes w Insp Sentiment 5E(#1) 4/17

4/25 Stampin With Dragon Ch "Steampunk" 2E 4/12

4/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Apr Linky Ch unlim 4/4


  1. Like this key and lock - I think I have that in the Tim Holtz Die cut - misplaced my one key sizzix die - where do those the items go??????

    1. Lost items happen alot here. What I try to do is that after I make a card/creation I put everything away so that I do not misplace or throw out something in scrap paper stack. Had misplaced a bag of scrap purple cardstock and found it inside my glitter cardstock drawer.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Beautiful vintage card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio!
    Hugs xx ♥ Sandra ♥

  3. Great card, love how the glassine embosses. Thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs Karen xx

  4. Oh this is so neat! I love the warm tones and subtle layers! Wonderful job, thank you so much for joining in on our Lock The Door challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  5. Great card.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Hugs Anna-Karin

  6. Thank you for joining in our current challenge 'Emboss it' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    What a lovely card. I love the vintage look with that gorgeous embossed backing. Love the key and lock detail and what a great stamped verse on glitter card. You are a braver crafter than me to use glitter card lol I still find glitter a week later :D
    I hope you will join us for many more of our weekly challenges. There are always wonderful prizes up for grabs....

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  7. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  8. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.


  9. Cool card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  10. Lovin on all the textures! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  11. Very cool card love the key & locket.
    Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon

    Tracey dt

  12. I really love the background you have used for this card