So anyone wonder what a steampunk is? Well I did. I googled it and now I'm fascinated.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical engine.
Steampunk is sometimes compared to cyberpunk, although apart from the shared origins of the name, they have almost nothing in common. Their time period and level of technology are different and steampunk settings also tend to be less dystopian.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
About the card:
- Card measures at 5 1/4 X 5 1/4: black polka dot paper 5X5, the wider rectangle (card stock 2 1/4 X 4 1/4, DSP is 2 X 4), the narrow rectangles (card stock 1 X 4 1/4, DSP 3/4 X 4 1/4)
- I used Echo Park Paper For the Record kit (includes the stickers I used). I think it has a great retro feel that is prefect for the steampunk inspiration.
- I used my nesties to cut the ovals and for everything else I used my Tonic Paper cutter.
- As usually everything came from Simply Betty Stamps: Paper, stickers and Steam Punk image.