Sunday, 15 May 2011

One for the boys

I really love my new Big Shot, especially using the Tim Holtz steampunk dies and embossing folders, so I don't really need much of an excuse to use them at the moment. The theme for  the Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge this week was 'texturise it'... so obviously the embossing folders had to come out!

I started off cutting a tag from thick dark brown card, embossing it with a cog pattern, and giving it a rusty metal look with gold perfect pearls and copper mist. I then cut some cogs using the steampunk on the edge die and the gadget gears die and layered them on the tag. I stamped a few images and sentiments onto aluminium foil with black stazon ink (stamps from Making Memories), cut them out and covered the 'discover' one with Diamond glaze for a glassy effect.

I was feeling a bit creative with my photography this morning and propped the tag up against a flower to photograph - felt it needed a feminine touch :0):

I wasn't sure about using the on the edge dies without the special on the edge cutting pads that seem to be recommended, but so far I've not found any problems using them with the standard pads.

I'd also like to enter this into the Try It On Tuesday challenge this week which has the theme of 'one for the boys'. I know my hubby loves all this steampunk stuff so it seems a fitting entry.



  1. You have not missed any dead line the texture challenge is open until next Tuesday evening. So glad you popped a comment in the box because this is gorgeous! Love all the metal cutting XOXO Zoe

  2. WOW this is a stuning tag, thanks playing along with TioT this week

  3. Hi honey, Zoe is right, it's all still open, I think the mix up with blogger sent the linky thingy a bit oddball!!! Anyhow, your tag is FABULOUS and SO metallic, so thanks for a GREAT dream

  4. Thanks for sharing a brilliant tag. love all the copper. Thanks for playing along with Try it on Tuesday this week

  5. Fab tag loads of great textures, thanks for sharing your dream with us. Elzabeth x

  6. Love the industrial feel to your tag. Loads of texture. So glad you made it. Thanks for dreaming "texture" with us this week.


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