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April 01, 2014


Pinch, Punch, First day of the month :)

What a glorious sunny day today in the UK and we have a glorious new challenge for you over at Visible Image this morning.

The challenge theme for this month is ‘Tags’ and wowie the DT have made some wonderful creations, you can see them all HERE.

I wanted to share my steampunk ‘tag’ Using the fabulous Edgar.

I created my tag by distressing the edges of some card and layering it all up. For the top layer, which is DP I ran it through my bigshot with a cogs embossing folder. I then helped highlight the cogs, by using a little guilding wax, gently rubbed over small sections. 

I used the fab small rose stamp from the Isabella lost love set and stamped it onto the same DP as the cog layer. 

I cut a raven out of some black card to match Edgars Raven and a butterfly (as I’m sure they’re steampunk! Hehe) out of an old and washed, aluminium can :)

I then painted the back of this gold and used the retro dot background to stamp some spots directly onto the front of the butterfly, once the ink had dried I used a little more guilding wax to lightly cover over the dots and highlight his body and wing tips. 

The pocket watch is another button pocket watch, I had so much fun making the last one and loved it so much that I decided to do another, you can find more details on how I made it in my older post HERE.

I used the sentiment stamp from the Thank you set and edged it with distress ink, with a few retro dots randomly stamped over the corners to give it a scruffier look.

Edgar was stamped in black Archival ink and heat embossed, he was then coloured using Promarkers.

I added a bit of paper twine at the tag top and glued everything together. 

And that was it, tag made :)

Don't forget to check out the April Challenge for your chance to win an amazing prize of a £20 spend on Visible Image's superb stamps. 

Materials used:
Visible Image stamp sets - Retro dots background /  Edgar / Isabella lost love / Thank you set
Card from stash
DP from stash
Clear Embossing powder
Jet Black Archival ink
Vintage photo Distress ink
Enchanted gold guilding wax
Paper Twine
Aluminium can
White Button - Hobbycraft
Gold Acrylic paint - Hobbycraft
Pearl - Perfects pearls
Black pen
Cog embossing folder

Don't forget to check out the shop for more amazing stamps.

You can also join in the fun on our facebook page which you can find HERE

Thanks for popping in :)

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Challenges entered:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Tag you're it
Sweetpea Stampers - Distress


  1. Gorgeous Tag, love the background and all the beautiful embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. fabulous tag hun really great job Judith xxx

  3. Fabulous steampunk tag, Sam! Edgar is just fab (check out those tiny feet!) but I think my favourite thing is that gorgeous butterfly! xx

  4. Fabby tag Sam! Love all your detail you put into it :)

  5. Lovely tag! wonderful image.

  6. Absolutley gorgeous. I love it TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  7. Great tag, Samantha! So much detail, and beautifully brilliant colors and distressing. Thanks for explaining that you heat embossed Edgar (who is smashing, I must say LOL). Wonderful card! Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  8. What a fun tag! The inking looks super and the bright splash of blue is a wonderful touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  9. this is stunning doesnt he look fab in his blue coat! love it hun x

  10. Amazingly beatuiful.....

    fiona dT

  11. Beautiful tag! Love the image and the fun textures/dimension!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  12. What a lot of work you have put in to this beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  13. Fabulous steampunk tag. Love the metal butterfly and all the added details. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  14. How fabulous!! What wonderful coloring and details. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! Good luck!

  15. What a great card - perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  16. Wow fab tag, love your image,thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  17. This is gorgeous, lovely image and fabulous choice of colours thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Creative moments

    Zoe DT xxx

  18. Wow! I love this! I love the colours, and the background, and that Button Pocket Watch is adorable!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x

  19. Such a fun tag! Love the colours, embossed gears, great image and butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  20. Fantastic tag. Bright and cheery. Chris x

  21. Thanks for sharing your lovely tag for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Distress to the max' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  22. Wow -this is fabulous! What beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with the My Craft Spot Challenge this week!

  23. What a great tag!!! I love the steampunk theme and the butterfly, and the image is perfect too!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  24. a great tag - love that image! -thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts this month. Hugs rachel x


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