How to Create a Steampunk Halloween Card

by Annette Green

Try this non-traditional card design for your grown-up Halloween fans.


  • Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper collection
  • Cardstock: deep orange, black, and ivory
  • Black waxed twine
  • Idea-ology sprocket gears and mini gears
  • Border punches
  • Steampunk Spells stamp set by Hampton Art
  • Black lace trim
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Let's create this 5" x 7" non-traditional Halloween card. You can easily alter this card for other themes by leaving off the Halloween sentiment and the witch's hat.

    Step 2

    Cut deep orange cardstock to make a 5" x 7" card base. Then cut black cardstock 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Adhere the black to the card base.

    Step 3

    Cut gold pattern paper 4 1/2" x 3 3/4", green pattern paper 4 1/3" x 2 3/4" and cut apart the girl with the raven. Ink-distress edges of each with black ink.

    Step 4

    Cut black cardstock 2 1/4" x 6 1/8". Border punch across the top. (Martha Stewart Crafts) Cut deep orange cardstock 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" then border punch bottom. (Little B Designs). Cut wide black lace.

    Step 5

    Fussy cut steampunk images from paper collection as shown. Stamp witch's hat and Happy Halloween sentiment (Close To My Heart) onto ivory cardstock. Cut out and ink edges.

    Step 6

    Stamp gears and any desired Steampunk imagery with black ink onto pattern paper piece.

    Step 7

    Adhere this piece and the green pattern paper piece to card front.

    Step 8

    Adhere border-punched orange cardstock piece and black lace across card as shown.

    Step 9

    Here's a close-up view so far.

    Step 10

    Adhere the layers together shown here.

    Step 11

    Add foam tape or squares to the back of this unit.

    Step 12

    Adhere to card front as shown.

    Step 13

    Add foam tape to the back of the fussy cut flower piece, only to the areas shown. Then add adhesive to the other areas.

    Step 14

    Adhere fussy cut flower piece in place, as shown.

    Step 15

    Foam tape really adds nice dimension to the card.

    Step 16

    Adhere the witch's hat on the steampunk girl's head.

    Step 17

    Insert waxed twine through the stamped sentiment tag and tie into a bow, then adhere to card.

    Step 18

    Use strong glue to adhere several small metal gears to the card front, as shown.

    Step 19

    Don't forget the inside of the card too.

    Step 20

    Your Steampunk Halloween card is done! (A card like this will require extra postage.) Be sure you send it to your favorite Halloween enthusiast!

    Step 21

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