The folks over on the Make My Monday blog have a new theme for the month of September - steampunk and for this first week they are asking for an ATC which something I've not made for simply ages as I find the small size a bit restrictive. However I decided to have a go and have actually come up with two - couldn't decide between them so they are both here (sorry I put one a bit crooked in the scanner). The one on the left has a sponged background with some overstamping using stamps from 7 Gypsies and the lettering in the top corner is a stamp from a teeny tiny set by Chocolate Baroque. The butterfly has been cut out and layered. For the card on the right I first stamped part of a Christmas tree from Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Christmas using Versamark ink and embossed with clear powder before sponging and a bit more overstamping. A Tim Holtz die was used to cut out a cog shape which was then run through a Cuttlebug embossing folder, sponged with colour and layered. The hot air balloon from 7 Gypsies was stamped and cut out also. I might say that this set of clear stamps from 7 Gypsies caused me a problem in that they were so difficult to remove from the carrier sheet I felt I was in danger of actually ripping them as they stretched to an alarming degree - thankfully no damage was done and they stamped nicely.