Thursday, 30 May 2013

Steampunk Balloon

I am reading Around The World In Eighty Days which came on my new e-reader, having heaps of books not loaded on yet. I'm surprised it's quite a good read, a favourite at the moment and giving inspiration to this birthday card using Delicious Doodles Chain + Cog Frame digi stamp with a hot air balloon image from Dover Sampler and banner from The Graphics Fairy.  Embossing and Distress inking finishes off the vintage-feel.

I used:  Delcious Doodles digi from Stitchy Bear, Sizzix Tim Holtz Book Cover embossing folder, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, AnnaBelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells hb stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Stormy Sky, Gathered Twigs.

One Stitch At A Time Challenge 165 - Use a Stitchy Bear digi
Tuesday Throwdown 149 - Inspired by Your Favourite Book
Allsorts Week 208 - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.



  1. Great card - love all the dry embossing you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x

  2. Thankyou for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  3. A stunning card, your embossing is sublime - wonderful colours. I love your image and awesome detailsing!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  4. A gorgeous creation. Its adorable !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.. For our Stitchy only ... Make it Stitchy challenge. Hope to see you back soon and good luck in the draw.
    Choccy x

  5. Like the image with the Tim Holtz distressed/vintage feel. Like the embossing folder which I did not know TH had one of. I met TH when I took 2 classes of his. Thank you for entering One Stitch At A Time Make it Stitchy Challenge. Good luck.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    New member OSAAT DT

  6. This is fantastic!! LOVE the cogs and the chain.. awesome Steampunk!! That balloon is great too!!! Just love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  7. This is absolutely fabulous thank you for joining in over at LEJ DESIGNS. Seema LEJ DT

  8. WOW - stunning creation Jenny, love your colour scheme and the way you have brought all the elements together. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  9. A really great masculine card Jenny, thanks so much joining in our birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  10. Thank you so much for joining in this weeks LEJ Designs Challenge #55 - Celebrate, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

    Great steampunk card. Love the embossed detailing with those gorgeous stamps over the top. The image is brilliant and all ties in together.

    I hope we will see you entering more of our weekly challenges in the future as there are always great prizes to be won.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT Member

  11. Stunning ! really eye catching

  12. Fabulous card - the colours are so rich!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  13. Brilliant card design thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  14. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!
    This is so awesome I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  15. Beautiful! I adore the hot air balloon! Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!


  16. I loved the movie growing up, but I've never read the book... This inspires me to try it LOL! Beautiful card, love all the texture. Thanks for joining us a OSAAT this week, and for using a SBDO image! Best, CG

  17. Awesome steampunky card! Love how it was inspired by your reading material too... I think I have read the book but it was a long looooong time ago! :lol:

    Love how you've used the steampunk frame and added texture with embossing folders and inks. Gorgeous. :)

    Thanks so much for joining in our "Make It Stitchy" challenge at OSAAT this week - hope you enjoyed creating with Stitchy Bear products and that we'll see you back at OSAAT again! :)


  18. This is a great masculine birthday card-love the vintage appeal-thans for joining us for the Great Impressions Stamps May celebration challenge. Hope you can play this month as well.

  19. What a great steampunk inspired card. This is very effective and a great masculine feel to it.

    Many thanks for using a store image and joining in with our 'Make it Stitchy' Mega challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  20. Fabulous card - love the design and layout. Thank you for joining our latest blog challenge over at Little Claire. xxGaynor LCDT

  21. Wow I love this ! love the chain !

    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this months challenge x

  22. Love your card! - It`s really beautiful!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  23. What a lovely steampunk card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “steampunk”. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  24. Oh very nice card, superb embossing !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

  25. Your card is gorgeous! The colors and design is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next challenge.

    Kim - TT DT