Today I have a steampunk coffee inspired card for you which I am calling The Steampunk Coffee Machine!
The inspiration for this card came from looking through my stash at all the bits and bobs and wondering what on earth I could do with them all. As it turns out – quite a lot – as I made two cards! This is the first, and all the little gears and pipes and cogs are all cut from cardboard packaging – specifically Felix cat food boxes lol. I also saved some of the packets that the coffee beans came in for just such an occasion, so I used the strength indicators for my coffee on tap. Above the taps, in the middle, there is also the little aroma thingy from the coffee packet – you know the thing you can squeeze to get the aroma from the coffee inside? That thing, whatever that is called. So I laid everything out to see how it might fit together and then went off to work on a background idea.
The finished card below has a coffee stained watercolour paper background. I had made some coffee this morning – not in a steampunk coffee machine sadly, just a regular peculator) so I put some in a spray bottle and sprayed it all over the watercolour paper. I also had another spray with (old) black tea so I gave it some of that as well! I used brads to fix all my wheels together, the ones that operate the machine 🙂 so they do actually rotate! The clock hands on the bottom of the machine swing from No. 3 strength to No. 4 strength to indicate which tap to choose. I wish I had one of these for real! It would be so much more interesting sitting in my kitchen lol.
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop
Countryview Challenges – Tea Party – black tea sprayed on the background
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – We’re going around in circles – all my circles are cogs and gears and they are all rotating 🙂 plus the clock hands also go round in circles
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog – #60 – Distress sprays, Finnabair Wax, Metallique paint, Distress Archival, Coffee, Tea,
SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk Blog – Steampunk/Industrial AG May
Distress Spray – pewter
Finnabair waxes – firebird, teal
Finnabair metallique – hazelnut
Distress Archival – Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
From stash: all the bits and pieces I found in my stash, coffee packaging, tea and coffee, brads, Keys from Prima moulds, the brown frame is a negative from a tag diecut, which I painted with brown metallic paint.