I just finished up my project based on the January 2014 Tim Holtz tag. Honesty, I was so uninspired by his tag this month that I considered not bothering.  But, it’s always an interesting challenge, so I went for it.


The Spellbinders Cuckoo Clock Die is so cute, with all the little parts and pieces.  I put the extra birds and flower on the inside of the card.  To make them metallic I just covered cardstock with Nashua Foil Tape, the cut out and embossed. I embossed just the body of the clock with the Steampunk embossing folder, making sure to leave the chain and pine cone weights out of the folder so they’d keep their texture.


The roof trim and other bits were colored with StreamMeadowSailboat Blue and Lettuce alcohol inks. If I had to do it over I’d use a much more subtle background texture, like with a stencil.

A Game Spinner and a Dymo label add some interesting detail.

Hope you’re finding a little bit of time this weekend to be creative. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Steampunk Birthday Card – January 2014 Tim Tag

  1. Now that’s adorable. I like the colors a lot better than the gray on Tim’s example. Also, your sentiment makes a lot more sense. I appreciate the product links, because I may have to get that steampunk embossing folder. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Robin. Yes, I felt it definitely needed color. Some things work well all in blacks & grays, but I didn’t think that did.

      And, yeah, I am SO not into inane sentiments, but you knew that. 🙂

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