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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Sunday Stampers wk 272: Titanium - 29th August

Good afternoon Friends,

Sunday Stampers week 272...check out Hels Sheridan's very inspirational blog

Today is time for my Sunday Stampers project for this week and Hels has set the theme of using metal, so I set about creating a tag. I have used a technique from the Ali Reeve school of craft...

First of all I covered a plain tag with double-sided adhesive paper (I actually had just the right size left over from yesterdays tree post!). Then I stuck a sheet of kitchen foil to the tag. Kitchen foil is very flimsy, so I couldn't just emboss it and using the adhesive paper strengthens it even more. If you try this, don't worry about any creases, they can't be helped and actually add to the effect. I had a little foil and adhesive left, so I stuck this to another piece of card.

I then used a cog mask and ran the tag through my, Ali advocates using boot polish for the next step, but I had some Rub n' Buff in Spanish Copper handy, so I used that instead. I just rubbed it across the tag and left it to dry.

The spare foil was enough to die cut the cogs, which I also treated with the rub n' buff.

I stamped the sentiment and steampunk bug using  Creative Expressions stamps by Sam Poole and I coated the bug with glossy accents. I used a punch for the sentiment and made some little dictionary page flowers.
The key in the bezel was made recently when I was experimenting with making jewellery using ice resin. I had some left to use up so made this little design, which will eventually end up on a chain, but I thought it went well with this. Of course if I hadn't had to use up the resin, I could easily have made this with my melt pot.

Thanks for stopping by - I haven't had the chance to make something steampunk for ages, so it was great fun to make!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Another fabulous tag Carole. Very clever use of tin foil. It all looks terrific. Christine xx

  2. Fabulous tag Carole, love the bug and all great embellishing. xx Flora

  3. I do love steampunky stuff Carole - this is gorgeous. Hope we see the centre bit on a chain soon, everything looks really heavy metal stuff (no not the music). It's amazing what can be done with foil!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  4. fabby creation Carole, love the tin foil touch... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x


  5. Love what you have done with this Carole.


  6. Your steampunk tag is fabulous Carole, love the background you created, thanks for the details on how you did it. Love the key embellie too. Hugs, Anne x

  7. SUch a fabulous tag the colours and all the texutres and fabulous embellishments...


  8. Hi Carole,
    another fab creation. I love this idea, must have a go. Great tutorial on it.
    You are one very clever lady.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. A FANTASTIC Tag Carol, I love it.
    Loving the texture you have got, the colours and your embellishments.
    I tried the method with the adhesive sheet and tin foil the other day. Got a great effect now I just need to do something with the piece I created
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  10. Great tag and love the texture and elements added!x