This week we have a Father's Day theme at Moving Along with the Times and I thought it was a great opporutnity to have a bit of a experiment from my usual Father's Day cards.
My dad had his first job at John Deere and has always loved mechanics as a side hobby. I decided to go down the steampunk look for his card and am thrilled with it.
I used a Chronology paper as the background and then added the brown cog-embossed strip to add some texture. The embossing folder is a new treat from Cuttlebug that I bought myself after pay day in April. I decided to feature the reverse of the embossed side, just decided it looked better than the raised version.
The orange strip is stamped out with Do Crafts Urban Stamps typewriter alphabet stamps - another pay day treat. I added the patterend tape to give it a bit more stand out. I didn't perfectly align the letters on purpose, I wanted to give it a bit of a skewed look.* Also, I had to abandon my fanatical stance on punctuation as I don't have an apostrophe. Sad times.
I decided to stamp out a key using a Papermania urban collage stamp and cut it out, just to add another little steamp punk element. Finally some hardware candies and I decided it was fancy enough. Can't wait to send it to my dad, he's going to love the mechanical elements.
I thought I would also link up to Pink Elephant's Orange challenge this week - the central greeting is orange as is the hue of the clock paper (not sure why this image is a bit green!).
Can't wait to see what everyone else does for fathers!
* total lie. I wanted it straight and couldn't manage because the individual letter stamps are a bit too fiddly to align perfectly. Here we all are. It looks fine. I'll get over the little dips and just call it intentional.