Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Steampunk Challenge Time - "Altered Playing Cards"

Hello, dear readers, Steampunk lovers and followers old and new!

It is time to start a new challenge over at
 SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!!!

This month's theme:

Altered Playing Cards

Our Guest Designer for this month, Rosie, from "Rosie's Bastelwelt", suggested this theme and I really loved to try it out. 

So here comes my first "altered playing card" - tatttaaaah:

I learned that with altered playing cards you only have to see to it that one corner of the playing card remains visible... everything else is "anything goes". 

For my APC I die cut a gear using the Tim Holtz "tiny gears" Sizzix die from corrugated card and glued it to the playing card. After that I applied glue to the whole card (except the one corner) and glued sandwich paper to it, creating a lot of wrinkles during that step. 

Once dry I treated the surface with alcohol inks and metallic rub ons to
highlight the gear and the creases thus creating awesome yummy texture...

The black gear image was stamped onto some acetate that was cut to size and sanded around the edges. I fixed it to the playing card with three tiny brads. for a finish I added some tiny gears and cogs  and applied some crackle accents and "walnut stain" DI to the corner with the cards symbol. Done!

I hope you like my first take on altered playing cards and have a lot of fun doing your own! I would love to see your APC Steampunk creations over at our challenge blog soon!!!! 

Hop over to SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges to check out the awesome APCs from SanDee and our Guest Designer, Rosie!!! You will find a lot of inspiration over there. Promised!


die amelie xx


  1. Ein total geniales Werk, liebe Claudia, ich bin echt beeindruckt, was für ein Kunstwerk aus einer Spielkarte entstehen kann

  2. Sieht auch wieder echt klasse aus!!!! Der Effekt, den das Papier hinterlässt, ist echt spitze!!!!


  3. I really love the textures you have created and a cool idea! Must try and play along! Hugstrace x

  4. Absolutely amazing altered card - thanks for the tip about leaving one corner unaltered too! Love the embedded cog, and the fabulous textures you've created... great new challenge, thank you!
    Alison x

  5. oh Du meine Güte ..auch hier so ein Prachtstück!

    da seh ich traurig aus mit meinem Werk von heute Nachmittag zu Eurer Challenge.aber was.. ich stell das morgen früh ein -

    für mich ist Steampunk echt schwierig.. bin so absolut nicht Technik und Schrauben und Zahnrad
    fanatisch.. irgendwie tu ich mir einfach echt schwer damit.. aber grad das nehm ich als Herausforderung ...

    ich finde Eure Challenge nämlich echt toll!

    ich wünsch Dir Gesundheit liebe Claudia!

  6. die Struktur und die Farben sind absolut toll !!! Deine Karte ist ein echter Hingucker !!!


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