Hi Friends!

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.


Thanks for reading, let me know what you think of the Steampunk Coffee Machine!


Challenges

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop

Countryview ChallengesTea Party – black tea sprayed on the background
Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeWe’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 BlogSteampunk/Industrial AG May

PROJECT RECIPE:

Kraft card
Watercolour paper
Distress Spray – pewter
Finnabair waxes – firebird, teal
Finnabair metallique – hazelnut
Distress Archival – Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo
Collage Medium
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.

 

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11 thoughts on “The Steampunk Coffee Machine – Mixed Media Card

  1. Kerstin says:

    Gorgeous, love the cool idea! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee’s and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  2. Debbie Selby says:

    I am just starting to find some time to check out other people’s posts on the Coffee Bloghop and guess what, yours was the first that caught my eye. So well done and so much fun!

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